• Moisture Testers

Moisture Testers

for Soils, Sands, Powders, Aggregates, Concrete, Salt and Masonry

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Speedy® Moisture Tester
Speedy moisture testers are used throughout the world by a diverse range of industries to measure the moisture content of materials including soils, aggregates, concrete, sand and powders. Principal users include geotechnical engineers on civil engineering projects, building surveyors and restorers. Other substantial user groups include mining, steel production, foundries and ceramics.
Operating Principle
The Speedy tester is a portable system comprising a vessel with an integral pressure gauge, a weighing scale and a carry case. A small sample of the material is prepared, weighed and placed into the vessel. A reagent is then added and the vessel is sealed and shaken to mix the reagent with the sample. Free moisture within the sample reacts with the reagent to produce a gas and pressure rise within the vessel that is proportional to the amount of moisture. The moisture content value is then read directly form the calibrated pressure gauge.
Speedy® User Benefits
When compared with other moisture measurement systems, the Speedy tester is often the most practical solution, especially when working in the field.
  • Accurate and simple to use
  • Robust and reliable
  • Portable and requires no external power source
  • Versatile - many materials can be measured over a wide moisture content range
Speedy® 2000 Series Test Procedure
The Speedy 2000 series of moisture testers combines time proven dependability of the pressure test procedure with the convenience of an electronic balance. Moisture measurements are obtained by following a simple test procedure:
  • Prepare and weigh the material sample using the electronic balance
  • Place the sample in the Speedy vessel
  • Add the reagent to the recess in the Speedy cap and seal the vessel
  • Shake the Speedy to mix the reagent with the sample
  • Read the moisture content directly from the integral gauge
Speedy® Series Components
All the component parts of the Speedy 2000 series have been selected for their quality, functionality and durability for use in demanding field or site locations.
  • Speedy vessel manufactured from cast aluminium and fitted with a calibrated pressure gauge
  • Electronic balance with large scale pad
  • Comprehensive user instructions
  • Waterproof and shockproof carry case with high density foam insert
A pressure gauge with a moisture measurement range of 0 - 20% is fitted as standard to both the Large and Small vessels, but gauges with both wider and narrower moisture ranges are available.


Speedy 2000 Series Specification
Series L2000 S2000
Scope of supply (Note that the calcium carbide reagent that is used with the Speedy testers must be ordered separately) Large Speedy vessel fitted with calibrated pressure gauge, electronic balance, heavy duty carry case with fitted foam inserts, cleaning brush and cloth, two steel sample pulverising balls, measuring scoop, instructions Standard Speedy vessel fitted with calibrated pressure gauge, electronic balance, heavy duty carry case with fitted foam inserts, cleaning brush and cloth, measuring scoop, instructions
Nominal gross weight 6kg 5.5kg
Nominal gross dimensions 51 x 38 x 20 cm 51 x 38 x 20 cm
Moisture measurement range expressed as a percentage of the wet weight of the sample. 0 - 20 % (standard)
0 - 10 % (option)
0 - 50 % (option)
0 - 20 % (standard)
0 - 5 % (option)
0 - 10 % (option)
Sample weight For 0 - 20 % mc range : 20g
For 0 - 10 % mc range : 40g
For 0 - 50 % mc range : 8g
For 0 - 20 % mc range : 6g
For 0 - 5 % mc range : 10g
For 0 - 10 % mc range : 12g
Maximum sample size 20mm 10mm
This information is given in good faith, but as the method of use of these products and the interpretation of results are beyond the control of the manufacturers, they cannot accept responsibility, consequential or otherwise, resulting from their use. The manufacturers reserve the right to change specification without notice.

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