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Protimeter Technicians Kit - BLD5905

Protimeter Technicians Kit BLD5905
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When surveying buildings for moisture problems, or evaluating damage due to fire or flood, having the right tools close to hand and easily accessible allows you to quickly complete a professional diagnosis. Moisture meter kits provide a convenient, durable solution for carrying your moisture measurement needs. The Technician’s Kit include the latest Protimeter instruments, as well as the heavy duty hamper probe.

Standard Equipment Includes:
  • Protimeter Surveymaster instrument
  • Protimeter Hygromaster2 hygrometer
  • Heavy-duty Hammer Probe (BLD5055)
  • 4 spare hammer pins
  • 5" deep wall probes
  • ‘Calcheck’ tool
  • Wood calibration table
  • Instructions
  • 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
The Dual Mode Pin and Non-Invasive Moisture Meter

The Surveymaster is easier to use and gives more information than its predecessor. It incorporates two modes of operation - Search and Measure - that enable the user to distinguish surface moisture from sub-surface moisture, essential information when trying to establish the extent and cause of a dampness problem.

Moisture level values are shown on a digital display along side a scale of colour coded lights that indicate the moisture condition of the material. This combined presentation of moisture measurement helps the user to map the extent of problems and monitor changes in condition precisely and reliably.

Whilst in the measure mode the meter can be used with the following accessories:
  • A two-pin head-and-lead for awkward corners and under work surfaces.
  • A set of ‘Deep Wall Probes’ that are insulated but for their tips providing quantitative WME readings at depth, regardless of surface dampness and surface contamination by salts.
  • An optional Hammer Electrode (PR5055) for quick and easy measurement at depth of the moisture content of timber.
Hygromaster 2

The all new Protimeter Hygromaster 2 is the latest in hand-held hygrometry, featuring a simple to use interface and multi-function capability.

  • Flood damage restoration
  • Building Survey
  • Concrete moisture
  • HVAC Test and measurement
  • Commercial coatings

  • Infrared non-contact surface temperature
  • Psychrometric Calculations
  • Data logging
  • Simple to use Interface with color display

  • Fast temperature and humidity response
  • Replaceable humidity and temperature sensor
  • Highly accurate
Building Related Questions
    What is the Wood Moisture Equivalent (WME) scale as used on Protimeter moisture meters?
      Protimeter moisture meters are calibrated for wood but are also suitable for measuring moisture levels in other materials. They are highly versatile tools for assessing the moisture condition of a wide range of non-conductive materials.

      In wood, the instruments measure the material’s actual percent moisture content (%H2O). When testing material other than wood, the meters measure the wood moisture equivalent (WME) value of the material. WME is the moisture level that would be attained by a piece of wood in equilibrium with the material being tested. As the critical moisture levels for wood are known, WME measurements enable the moisture meter user to establish if materials are in a safe air dry, borderline or damp condition.

    What is Relative Humidity (%rh)?
      Relative humidity (%rh) is the degree of saturation – or the amount of water vapor that air contains – relative to the amount it would contain if saturated. This is often expressed as a percentage, so saturated air at a given temperature has 100%rh.

      If air is warmed, the amount of water vapor it could hold at saturation is increased. Consequently, the %rh value falls, even though the actual amount of water remains constant. Similarly, if the air is cooled, the amount of water vapor it can hold is reduced. Consequently, the %rh value rises.

      Condensate forms when there is an excess of water in saturated air.

    What is Equilibrium Relative Humidity (ERH)?
      If a dry and absorbent material, such as wood or brick, is placed in a very damp environment (high %rh) it will absorb water and its moisture content will increase. Conversely, absorbent materials with high moisture content will lose moisture to a dry environment (low %rh).

      The movement of moisture from material to environment and vice versa continues until the vapor pressures (within the material and the environment) have equalized. When this condition is reached, the moisture level of a material can be expressed in terms of equilibrium relative humidity (ERH).

      ERH techniques are very useful for assessing if structures are in a dry, borderline or damp condition. For example, when the ERH of a concrete floor falls to 75%, a flooring contractor knows that it has dried sufficiently for a decorative floor covering to be laid.

    What is Dewpoint?
      Dewpoint is the temperature at which a sample of air becomes saturated. Condensation forms on surfaces whose temperature is equal to or lower than the prevailing dewpoint temperature.

    At what level of WME is a material in a wet or dry condition?
    • <18% (Green Zone) - The material is in a Safe Dry condition, moisture related problems of decay/deterioration will not occur.
    • 18% - 20% (Yellow Zone) - The material is in a Borderline condition, decay/deterioration may occur under certain conditions.
    • > 20% (Red Zone) - The material is in a Wet condition, decay/deterioration is inevitable in time unless the moisture level of the material is reduced.

    I suspect my %WME readings in a wall are too high, what should I check?
      Artificially high moisture meter readings may be obtained in material that
      • has been heavily contaminated by hygroscopic salts, or
      • in materials that are conductive by their own nature.

      If the material being tested is conductive an alternative moisture measurement technique should be used. A hygrometer could be used to measure the material’s ERH, or its actual moisture content could be determined with an Ashworth Instrumentation Speedy™ tester (see product information).