MS/MX/MF/ML is a heating and drying method analyzer that compares weight before and after heating and drying, while a Karl Fischer type analyzer titrates KF reagent that contains iodine to sample electric-chemically.
1. Materials that are explosive and/or flammable and/or emit fumes when heated are not suitable to be tested by heating and drying method. Those materials must not be tested with the analyzer.
2. Materials whose surface gets dried first and forms a membrane that makes pressure inside high must not be tested because they may be dangerous.
3. Materials whose characteristics are unknown can be 1 or 2 as above and thus, should not be tested.
A moisture analyser is a device for measuring the moisture content of a test sample.
Moisture analysers have applications across a variety of different industries. They consist of a balancing unit for weighing samples, combined with a heating unit for drying the samples. The moisture analysers from A&D Weighing use a halogen lamp.
The moisture analyser works by recording the starting weight of the sample, then gradually drying the sample whilst continually recording its weight. When the sample stops losing weight the heating component switches off and the final weight of the sample is recorded. From the total weight loss, it’s possible to calculate the moisture content of the sample.
The most suitable moisture analyser for your application depends on your requirements. Before choosing an analyser, it’s worth thinking about factors that can guide your decision.
For example, it’s worth thinking about ease-of-use and the data management capabilities you need from a moisture analyser. It’s also worth considering how robust an instrument you need, as well as any regulations you may need to comply with. You can also choose from a range of different sizes, depending on sample size and accuracy required.
Moisture analysers use infrared radiators in the form of a variety of heat sources. These are usually halogen or quartz lamps, metal rods, or ceramic. All of A&D Weighing’s moisture analysers use a 400W straight halogen lamp with SRA filter, for the heating system.
Halogen heating is an advantage because these lamps have a low mass and fast reaction times. This means they’re more precise and easier to control than other heating systems. Halogen heating also evenly distributes heat across the sample, leading to more accurate and replicable results.
The ideal choice for laboratories and production facilities is usually a moisture analyser that guides operatives through the process and is simple to use. This ensures that every operative follows the correct procedure, leading to greater accuracy, more consistency, and a lower chance of handling errors.
Depending on the setting, other features like user management or quick use shortcuts can also be helpful. A&D Weighing’s moisture analysers are designed to be intuitive and easy to use, making them a valuable addition to any laboratory or production site.
A&D Weighing’s moisture analysers are a recommended choice if you need high levels of repeatability. With Super Hybrid Sensor (SHS) featured as the weight sensor, ultra accurate moisture content determination is possible based on high precision weighing of even a small sample.
A&D Weighing’s moisture analysers include five different settings, including an automatic mode and a timer mode. These features help you to automate the moisture analysis process so you can focus on other tasks.
You can set the measurement to continue for a set duration and then automatically shut off, or set the device to measure until the moisture content becomes lower than a pre-determined rate.
If you’re ready to replace your old moisture analyser, we recommend choosing one of A&D Weighing’s measurement models. Call us at A&D Weighing for advice on any of our products. Call us on 1800 241 434