Tramex Concrete Encounter Meter X5
If you are looking for a quick, non-destructive moisture reading, then the Tramex Concrete Encounter Meter X5 is the answer.
The meter detects and evaluates the moisture conditions within the slab or screed by non-destructively measuring the electrical impedance.
A low-frequency electronic signal is transmitted into the material under test via the electrodes in the instrument’s base. The strength of this signal varies in proportion to the amount of moisture present in the material. The CMEX5 determines the current strength and converts this to a moisture content value for concrete slabs and a comparative value for other cementitious ﬂoor screeds, displayed on a large clear digital display.
When carrying out testing, brush any dust from a smooth area of concrete and also from the electrodes, switch on the Concrete Encounter.
CMEX5 and place it ﬁrmly onto the slab, compressing the spring-loaded contact pins on the base. Read the moisture content from the readout.
The CMEX5 is calibrated to give percentage moisture content readings on clean, bare dust-free concrete ﬂoor slabs, with a depth of penetration of approx. 20 mm. Readings taken on concrete slabs through paint, coatings, adhesives or other materials on the surface should be regarded as qualitative or comparative and not quantitative.
When used on concrete slabs and cement-based screeds, the meter provides a quantitative moisture content percentage.
A Carbide method can be taken as an equivalent reading for substrates, and a comparative reading for Gypsum screeds as per ASTM F2659
If a relative humidity reading is required to meet British Standard 5353, 8203, 8201 and 8425, 8204. This can be carried out with the addition of the CMEX5’s relative humidity probe and humidity box or plug.