Safety Tips For Using a Moisture Analyzer
Moisture analyzers, which are used to measure the moisture content of a substance, are utilized in a wide variety of applications, including the pharmaceutical and food processing industries. Using a moisture analyzer typically involves first weighing a sample of the substance to be analyzed. The substance is heated until all of the moisture evaporates. The analyzer then computes the moisture content.
When using a moisture analyzer, there are some important safety tips to keep in mind. First of all, never test flammables, explosives, anything that might produce dangerous or noxious vapors, or any unknown substance.
During the process, don’t hold anything over the top of the unit. If the substance catches fire, remove the power plug from the outlet before extinguishing the flame. Keep in mind that many parts of the device can become extremely hot during use. Use caution, and allow adequate time for cooling before touching these parts.
For accurate results, it’s important to choose a proper location for your analyzer. The ideal location has good air circulation but is away from drafts. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or in areas of extreme temperature fluctuation. The moisture analyzer should be placed on a flat, stable, protected surface. For optimum performance, high levels of dust should also be avoided.
Always use the correct type of power source as specified in your owner’s manual, and unplug the device when not in use. As a final warning, you should never try to disassemble or repair a moisture analyzer. This can be very dangerous, and could result in injury as well as damage to the equipment.
We carry a variety of Torbal moisture analyzers to meet your specific needs. Contact us to learn more about all the products we offer. We can help you determine which one is the best option for you.