The testo 616 professional moisture meter provides you with a precise and non-destructive means of measuring the moisture content of wood and other building materials.
- Testo 616 moisture meter for wood and building materials
- Calibration certificate
The testo 616 professional moisture meter provides you with a precise and non-destructive means of measuring moisture in wood and building materials and of monitoring the drying process after water damage. Simply select the characteristic curve and place the meter's measuring claw against the material's surface. The meter shows the moisture content as a weight percentage compared to the dry weight. Press the relevant key to save the reading to your meter.
Although the measuring claw only comes into contact with the surface, wall or flooring, it is able to determine the moisture content of the wood or other material down to a depth of 2 in.
Ideal areas of use for the testo 616 moisture meter
The testo 616 moisture meter is a professional measuring device that can be used in areas as diverse as water damage restoration or carpentry or joinery.
- Moisture damage detection: the non-destructive method for finding moisture in walls / floors
- Monitoring drying processes: from carrying out moisture inspections to meeting building schedules to controlled drying after water damage - the non-destructive method for determining the moisture content in wood / building materials
- Moisture in wood: for checking for moisture in wood that has been stored prior to processing
testo 616 moisture meter with 10 characteristic curves
- Soft wood
- Hard wood
- Anhydrite screed
- Cement screed
- Lime sand brick
- Gas concrete
- High insulation bricks
Determining moisture in wood
Moisture content is a decisive factor in the further processing and use of timber products. If wood is installed with the wrong moisture content this may result in mechanical deformations (contracting and swelling) at the site where the material is subsequently used, and therefore damage to pieces of furniture or entire supporting structures in buildings. Therefore, before being made into furniture or supporting material by a joiner/carpenter, the suitability of the wood has to be assessed by measuring the moisture content.
The testo 616 enables the quick and non-destructive examination of the material moisture characteristics in timber. Characteristic curves are available for measuring wood moisture in soft and hard woods, and chipboard. These characteristic curves were developed in cooperation with the LPI institute.
The measurement results are calculated up to a depth of 5 cm and can be recorded at the touch of a button. The readings are displayed in percent by weight in comparison to the dry mass of the material.