How to Measure the Moisture Content of Wood in 9 Steps

How to Measure the Moisture Content of Wood

How to Measure the Moisture Content of Wood:

Tools and other equipment:

Nickel, humidity meter, graph paper, oven, drill bit and machine, pencil, rubber, schedule paper etc.

How to Measure the Moisture Content of Wood:

  1. Collect one piece of sample wood.
  2. Write the weight of the sample wood.
  3. Drill inside the sample wood.
  4. Write the weight of the pieces of drilled wood. Suppose the weight is W1.
  5. Place the pieces of drilled wood in the oven.
  6. Adjust the time and temperature of the oven.
  7. Take out the wood after the end of the specified time.
  8. Write the weight of the wood. Suppose the weight is W2.
  9. Measure the moisture content of the wood by the following formula.

Moisture content of wood formula

=W1-W2/W2 x 100%

Here, W1= wet weight of wood, W2= dry weight of wood.

Example – If a piece of wood weight is 78 grams in wet condition and 65 grams in dry condition, find out the percentage of moisture content.

Here, W1= 78 grams, W2= 65 grams

So, Moisture content of the wood= W1-W2/W2 x 100%
= 78-65/65 x 100%
= 13/65 x 100%
= 20%

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