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Industrial Moisture and Humidity Measurement: A Practical Guide

Industrial Moisture and Humidity Measurement: A Practical Guide

Roland Wernecke , Jan Wernecke

ISBN: 978-3-527-33177-2

Apr 2014

520 pages

In Stock

$202.00

Description

Moisture analysis covers a variety of methods for measuring high levels of moisture, as well as trace amounts, in solids, liquids, or gases. There are many applications where trace moisture measurements are indispensable for manufacturing and for process quality assurance. Trace moisture in solids must be controlled for plastics, pharmaceuticals and heat treatment processes. Measurement applications in gases and liquids include, for example, drying processes, hydrocarbon processing, pure gases in the semiconductor industry, natural gas pipeline transport, the conditioning of food and other products.

Written by experts with over 20 years of experience in the field, this one-stop guide covers all aspects of these measurements, including both the theory and a wealth of practical know-how. As such, it includes guidelines on installation, on the realization of standards for absolute and relative humidity, verification and traceability measurements, equipment calibration methods and the latest research developments.

Backed by numerous case studies, this practical book serves the needs of those working in the industry tasked with performing or developing new techniques and processes for moisture and humidity measurement. As a result, the scientist or engineer has all the information required for accurate, reliable, economically viable and efficient moisture measurement.
Preface

WATER -
SUBSTANCE OF LIFE
Water as a Natural Resource
Physical and Chemical Properties of Water
Significance of Water for Energy Coversion
General Terminology

THERMODYNAMIC TERMS AND DEFINITION
Terms in Humidity Measurement
Terms in Moisture Measurement in Solid and Liquid Material
Terms and Definitions in Measurement and Controlling Technology

WATER IN SOLID, LIQUID, AND GASEOUS MATERIALS
Specialities of Solid and Liquid Materials
Contact and Non-Contact Measurement Methods
Bonding Types of Water in Solid and Liquid Materials
Analogy Models

MOISTURE AND HUMIDITY MEASUREMENT METHODS IN SOLID, LIQUID, AND GASEOUS SUBSTANCES
Introduction
Measurement of Electrical and Magnetic Properties
Measurement of Water Vapour Pressure in Gases
Water Content Measurements Using Chemical Methods
Measurement of the Optical Properties of Water and Waer Vapour
Measurement of Acoustic Properties of Water Vapour
Measurement of Suction Pressure in Solid Materials
Measurement of Nuclear Properties of Water
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Thermogravimetry
Measurement of the Thermal Properties of Solids
Nanostructured Measurement Devices

SELECTION OF A MEASUREMENT METHOD
Assessment of the Measurement Task
Evaluation of Different Measurement Methods
Selection of Hardware

RELIABILITY AND TRACEABILITY OFMEASUREMENTS
Metrological Terminology
Moisture and Humidity Metrology
Typical Terms in Industrial Applications

MOISTURE MEASUREMENT IN METEOROLOGY, AGRICULTURE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Agriculture and Horticulture
Waste Management
Measurement of Weather Conditions

APPLICATIONS IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
Water Activity Measurement
Food Processing
Monitoring and Control of Production Stages in the Food Industry
Storage and Transport of Food

MOISTURE AND HUMIDITY MEASUREMENT IN INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
Humidity Measurement under Extreme Conditions
Moisture Measurement during Running Production Processes
Moisture Measurement in the Automotive and Aircraft Construction
Moisture and Humidity Measurement in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Optics

APPLICATIONS IN THE CHEMICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL, AND PLASTICS INDUSTRIES
Moisture Measurement in Plastic Granules and Powders
Drying of Solid Materials
Storage of Moisture-Sensitive Products
Inline Measurement in Non-Aqueous Fluids

APPLICATIONS IN THE MANUFACTURE AND PROCESSING OF PAPER AND TEXTILES
Random Test Measurements and Inspection of Goods
Continuous Measurement of Paper and Fabric Webs
Storage and Transport of Paper and Textiles

MOISTURE MEASUREMENT IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY
Moisture Measurement in Aggregates
Measurement on Buildings and Brickwork
Climate Control in Rooms and Buildings

LABORATORY-BASED MOISTURE MEASUREMENT
Laboratory Measurement Stations for Humidity and Moisture Measurement
Generation of Gases with a Defined Humidity
Humidity Measurement in Medical Applications

MOISTURE AND HUMIDITY MEASUREMENT IN SPACE
Model Representations of the Formation and Distribution of Water
Measurement Methods in Aerospace
Requirements for Measurement Equipment in the Aerospace Industry

APPENDIX
Relevant Units of Thermodynamics
Tables and Diagrams of Thermodynamics
Constants and Parameters
Material Parameters
Water Adsorption in Products

Index