Determining Moisture Content
The most common method for determining the level of moisture in solid and semi-solid materials is through the loss on drying (LOD) technique. A sample is weighed on a scale, heated in an oven, then cooled in a dry atmosphere and weighed once more. The dry weight versus the wet weight gives an indication of what percentage of the sample was water.
In order to speed up the slow laboratory method of LOD measurement, a moisture analyzer was engineered with an electronic balance independent of and thermally isolated from a heating element. In many industrial applications, the moisture balance can provide an effective substitute for the labor intensive and protracted oven method.
Intelligent Weighing Technology offers the following range of moisture balances: