The portable MS4 Humimeter salt moisture meter is used for various kinds of salt with fine and coarse structure. The small and handy salt moisture meter is highly mobile and can be used to measure the moisture of salt anywhere - fast, easy and reliable. Its characteristics make it especially well suited for measuring the moisture of road salt and other types of salt used for industrial purposes. This is a huge money saver for municipalities using road salt. You pay for it by weight, but salt is hygroscopic meaning it quickly absorbs moisture even if its covered or stored indoors. The result is different loads or salt from different suppliers can have vastly different levels of moisture. They might not know of the moisture content but for you even a few % increase in moisture means you end up paying for water.
This affects you in several ways:
a) it costs more.
b) the salt can cake making it difficult for you to process.
c) the same truck load of spread salt is less effective resulting in higher fuel costs and driver time.
go up because you have to spread more.
And as we move to environmentally friendly salts and/or blends this unit has empty calibration curves to allow for precision analysis of those products as well. These are more costly and even more hygroscopic. So as we move to these more costly (yet more effective solutions) proper moisture and spread control will be critical.
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