Wood work – Easily check the suitability of timber

Checking wood moisture has never been simpler

When working with wood products, moisture content is more often than not of the utmost importance. If wood is installed with the wrong moisture content this may result in mechanical deformations (contracting and swelling) and therefore damage.

This could be pieces of furniture, or even the entire supporting structure of a building. Therefore, before being made into furniture or supporting material by a craftsman, the suitability of the wood has to be assessed by measuring the moisture content.

Having the ability to easily check the moisture content is also often important in the heating industry. Checking fuels like wood or pellets, is part of the daily duties performed by flue gas inspectors. A high moisture content in the fuel means energy loss and a waste of resources.

The testo 606 is pocket size meaning it is light and easy to operate. Although it is small in size it is by no means flimsy; thanks to its robust design it both looks and feels quality.



With the Testo 606 suitability of wood can easily be determined by measuring the moisture content


The material moisture is displayed directly in percentage weight, by means of stored material characteristic curves for wood. Characteristic curves are available for measuring wood moisture in beech, fir, larch, oak, pine and maple wood. The measuring instrument uses two electrodes which must be pushed into the material to get a reading.


Testo 606-2

In addition to material moisture testing there is also an option for those who require humidity and air temperature measurements. With the 606-2, drying conditions, for example, can be assessed on site both quickly and reliably. The humidity sensor is particularly accurate and guarantees reliable measurement values.


The Testo 606 is part of our pocket line range, so it won’t take up too much room in the toolbox


All Testo moisture measuring instruments precisely measure the moisture in percentage weight compared to the dry mass (dry weight) of the material. The measuring methods also include the option of measuring resistance by means of the electrical conductivity of the material or the magnetic flux leakage method, which measures using the electrical field in the material.


Other advantages of the 606 Moisture Meter include:

  • Accurate wood moisture measurement with stored characteristic curves for beech, spruce, larch, oak, pine, maple
  • Additional characteristic curves to locate wet points in building materials for cement screed, concrete, plaster, anhydrite screed, cement mortar, lime mortar, brick
  • Hold function for easy readout of readings
  • Display illumination
  • Self-test function
  • Protective cap for safe storage
  • Belt case, wrist strap and calibration protocol included


For more information on the Testo 606 moisture meter or any of our products please visit our website http://www.testolimited.com/testo-606-moisture-meter



About Testo Limited

We offer an extensive range of instruments for many parameters and applications including; Temperature, Humidity, Velocity, Gas analysis, RPM, Pressure, Light, pH, Sound. testo instruments are widely used in the following sectors: HVAC-R: heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Process Industry: manufacturing industries, service companies and utilities. Food Sector: including food manufacture, transport, storage, distribution and retail. Thermal Imaging: for building surveys, maintenance, electrical inspections and production monitoring.

Posted on April 27, 2015, in Deals, Environmental, Facilities Maintenance, Facilities management, FM, Health and Safety, hEATING, Home, Humidity, hvac, Industry, Latest News, Safety and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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