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    Author(s): William L. James
    Date: 1963
    Source: Research Note FPL-RN-08. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. [29] p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Description

    Common methods of measuring the moisture content of wood are described briefly, and a short historical account of the development of electric moisture meters is given. Electrical properties of wood are discussed briefly, and the basic operation of the resistance type and the radio- frequency types of moisture meter is outlined. Data relating the electrical resistance and moisture content of various species of wood are also presented. A list of manufacturers and suppliers of electrical moisture meters is included.

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    Citation

    James, William L. 1963. Electric moisture meters for wood. Research Note FPL-RN-08. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. [29] p.

    Keywords

    Electric moisture meters, moisture meters, wood moisture

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