A microwave meter for rapid determination of moisture content in different types of soils
Highway and Road Contractors
Earth Moving Works
The Aquaprobe™ represents a break-through in modern moisture measurement technology. By utilising the latest microwave and microprocessor technology, the Aquaprobe™ can determine the soil moisture content of different types of soils and other fine aggregate. Simply insert the five prongs in the soil to be measured and review the percentage moisture on display. A special guide is supplied to assist the user with inserting the prongs in particularly dense soil.
The Aquaprobe™ Microwave Soil Moisture Meter uses a five prong sensor to measure the complex dielectric constant of the material encompassed by the outer four prongs. As the dielectric constant of water is four to eight times greater than most natural soil types, changes in water content directly affect the sensor output. This output is then converted by the integrated microprocessor and moisture content is displayed directly as a percentage of dry weight. An average of five to ten readings is normally taken in order to ensure a valid reading, especially as water does not distribute itself evenly for many types of materials.
The basic unit comes pre-calibrated for Lean Clay, Silt, Sand (Ottawa Sand and SP sand) and general type of Silty Sandy soil. These soils represent the most commonly found types. This makes the basic unit the economical choice when evaluating soil moisture levels.
Features & Benefits:
Fast and easy to use
No hazardous chemicals
Easy to read display
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