Moisture Content By Rapid Moisture Meter is use to determine the Moisture content / water content in soil sample. It is a mobile system for measuring large verities of materials like soil, aggregates,etc.
With this rapid moisture meter the Moisture content / water content determines quickly. It determines by the gas pressure of Calcium Carbide using in it. The Calcium Carbide reacts with water in the sample. And it forms Acetylene gas. This increase the pressure inside the vessel.
The Moisture content / water content percentage observes in the dial gauge. And calculations computes to determine the moisture content / water content in soil sample.
Moisture Content By Rapid Moisture Meter
The Rapid Moisture Meter consists of various tools in it. The main components of a Rapid Moisture Meter are given as follows,
- A Pressure Vessel made of steel with a Dial gauge at top of it.
- Metallic sealing cup
- Digital weighing machine (or) Counter Balance
- Steel balls of two different sizes
- Calcium Carbide
- Standard Scoop
- Cleaning Brush
1. Pressure Vessel
Rapid Moisture Meter consists of a pressure vessel made of metallic body. It is built with a metallic body to withstand the high pressure obtains inside it. And it consists of a dial gauge at one end of the pressure vessel. The moisture content / water content determines with the reading observes in the dial gauge.
2. Metallic sealing cup
The other end of the pressure vessel contains a hollow space. This space seals with a metallic sealing cup. This sealing cup is built up of metal to withstand the pressures obtains inside it. The entire reactions of the chemical and soil samples takes place inside the hollow space in pressure vessel.
3. Digital weighing machine (or) Counter Balance
The Rapid Moisture Meter consists of a digital weighing scale or a counter balance. This use to measure the mass of soil sample.
4. Steel balls
It consists of two different sizes of steel balls in it.
- 12.5 mm
- 25 mm
It has three 12.5 mm diameter Balls and one 25 mm diameter ball.
5. Calcium Carbide
The main element in the rapid moisture meter is Calcium Carbide. It acts as an Absorbent. It is mix with the soil sample along with steel balls inside the pressure vessel.
The Calcium Carbide reacts with water in the sample. And it forms Acetylene gas. This increase the pressure inside the vessel.
6. Standard Scoop
A Standard scoop use as a balancing tray to hold the soil samples in counter balance.
A small Spoon use to take calcium carbide from container and to fill the hollow space of the pressure vessel.
8. Cleaning Brush
A Cleaning brush uses to clean the hollow space in the pressure vessel. It removes the dirt and remaining particles of calcium carbide and soil sample present inside the pressure vessel.