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Products  > TQC Sheen Carbide – Method Hygrometer

TQC Sheen Carbide – Method Hygrometer

This easy-to-use hydrometer is a high precision, destructive S2000 measuring system for detecting moisture in concrete, sand cement and other bricky material. 


High precision hygrometer

Detect moisture in concrete, sand cement and other bricky material quickly and easily with this S2000 measuring system. It’s a high precision, destructive hygrometer that’s the ideal test and inspection solution when you need to measure humidity and residual water in a sample.  

The set comes with everything you need to monitor humidity and detect water in a variety of bricky materials. It also has a carrying case complete with balance, pressure cylinder, calcium carbide and cleaning tools, making it handy for use in the field. 

Key uses for hygrometers 

Particularly essential in the construction industry, a hygrometer is a tool for determining the levels of water in concrete, sand cement and similar materials. Because building damage is often attributable to an excessively high residual moisture of the base surface, throughout testing with a hygrometer is a key step in protecting building integrity.  

How to use the Carbide Method Hygrometer

1. Insert the precisely weighed sample quantity and the 4 steel balls into the CCM pressure bottle. Then hold the CCM pressure bottle at an angle and carefully let a CCM ampoule slide in. 

2. Note the time. The CCM pressure bottle is then sealed with the cover and the CCM ampoule is smashed by shaking vigorously. 

3.  After that, make circular movements with the CCM pressure bottle for at least the first minute in order to break up the sample material even more and mix it with the calcium carbide. Repeat this process every 5 minutes. 

4. After 15 to 20 minutes, shake the CCM pressure bottle vigorously for at least 15 seconds carry out another round of circular movement. If the pressure has not changed significantly, the measurement can be regarded as completed.  

Understanding the Carbide Method

The Carbide Method Hygrometer offers accurate results. The water present in the sample reacts (chemically) with calcium carbide. This produces pressure in the vessel, which is proportional to the residual moisture content. Thanks to the design, the test is insensitive to external influences and always displays the right value. 

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Spares and Accessories

TQC Sheen 100x Calcium Carbide Ampoules for Concrete Moisture Meter

100x Calcium carbide ampoules for concrete moisture meter CM

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