Rapid Determination of Moisture Content in Wood Logs

K. Reisinger, H. Hartmann & P. Turowski
For rapid determination of the moisture content in wood logs numerous measuring devices are available on the market; their price ranges from 10 to 800 Euros. Comparative measurements with 12 wood log samples in a usual moisture range show that only few measuring devices can provide satisfying results concerning accuracy and repeatability when compared to moisture results from using a drying cabinet. Moisture content readings higher than 30 % (i.e. 43 % “wood humidity” based...