Order no.: FMC

Absolute Moisture Meter FMC

£ 521.00
£ 625.20
price ex. (VAT / delivery)
Delivery time: 1-2 working days


FMC Moisture detector for building materials
to measure absolute humidity
The FMC Moisture detector can accurately measure absolute humidity in diverse building materials. To detect humidity, the FMC moisture detector has a connection for external sensors which can either be inserted into the building material or placed on it. This detector corrects the measured humidity value in real percentages in relation to the selected material and the temperature (according to dry / absolute humidity). The humidity detector can be used both in input controls and to measure on site: concrete, asbestos, cement, plaster, lime-stone, pavement, bricks, etc. The FMC moisture detector has some characteristic curves stored to measure different materials. These curves can be displayed by accessing them through the keyboard.
It is important to choose a humidity probe that best suits the material which is going to be measured. There are different models for different applications and materials. The FMC humidity detector can be used for all kind of jobs.


- High accuracy
- High robustness
- Characteristic curves AS / NZS 1080.1
- Adjustable characteristic values of wood
- Adjustable characteristic values of any material
- Adjustable characteristic paper values
- Temperature correction (manually)
- Detector of resistance humidity
- Adjustable auto shut-off
- Diverse humidity probes can be adapted to the detector
- Additional calibration block

Characteristic material curves / Temperature compensation
With the FMC humidity detector for building materials it is possible to determine with high accuracy the real moisture content by introducing the corresponding characteristic value of every material (for the characteristic curve of the stored material) in the detector. Some charts with more than 500 characteristic values for wood, building materials and paper will be included in the delivery.
Temperature must be taken into consideration. As the temperature of the material influences its electric power capacity (and also its humidity), a temperature compensation has to be carried out. It can be adjusted in the detector with 1°C intervals (manual compensation).
Below you will see an extract of the characteristic curves in alphabetical order of all the most important wood types (they are stored in the humidity detector). We can also send another list with more wood types.
-  Fir
- Canadian Fir (east, west)
- Agathis (heavy, light)
- Alcere
- Alerce (European, Japanese, Russian)
- Alerce (American, East, West)
- Red Cedar
- Douglasie (heavy, light)
- Mañio
- Pine (European, Nordic)
- Pine (light, heavy, Caribbean, American)
- Pine (European, Nordic, Kern, Spint)
- Pine (French)
- Pine Parana
- Pine Radiata
- Pine Sitka
- Pine Sugar
- Pine Weymouth
- Yellowwood
- Redwood (Californian, heavy, light)
- Sugi
Building materials
- Papier-mâché
- Concrete (200 kg/m³)
- Concrete (350 kg/m³)
- Concrete (500 kg/m³)
- Gas concrete
- Bricks
- Lime mortar
- Floor (anhydrite)
- Floor of cement (Arduparid)
- Floor of cement mortar (1 : 3)
- Floor (Elastizell)
- Floor gypsum
- Lime-stone
- Asbestos - cement
- Asphalt fiber
- Gypsum
- Gypsum (synthetic)
Paper / cardboard / carton
- Assi
- Bilerud
- Paper (in general) 
- Kraft paper (150 g/m²)
- Kraft paper (440 g/m²)
- SC paper (150 g/m²)
- PWA ...
To take into account:
Measuring values will be higher in chips or knots. On the contrary, if measurements are taken on breaks, the humidity value will be lower in relation to the real humidity value (absolute humidity).
In both cases, you should measure near the area that is going to be measured and use the mean value.
Measurement accuracy:
Due to the inhomogeneous composition of wood, oscillations in gross density can appear while measuring the same wood type so you will have to take diverse humidity measurements. The overall result will be the mean value calculated by the detector.
Humidity probes / measurement sensors:
Here you will see a wide range of probes which can be adapted to different measuring instruments. You will be able to choose the probe that best suits your needs.
We would be pleased to advise you on the information you need. Call us at: +44 ( 0 ) 2380 98703 0.
Deciduous wood
- Abachi
- Abarco
- Birch (European)
- Abura
- Afrormosia
- Poplar
- Alone
- Amburana
- Avodire
- Baboen
- Balsa
- Bilinga
- Bodo
- Bomanga
- Bonkonko
- Bosse
- Mahogany (Bassam, Honduras, sapeli, sipo, tiama)
- Chestnut (noble)
- Cherry-tree (European, American)
- Cedar
- Poplar
- Keruing (light, heavy)
- Dabema
- Danta
- Dibetou
- Durian
- Essessang
- Framire
- Freijo
- Ash (European)
- Fuma
- Beech (European, vapourised, non-vapourised)
- Igaganga
- Ilomba
- Iroko
- Jelutong
- Kapur
- Kosipo
- Krappa
- Kwarie
- Lauan (red)
- Limba
- Makore
- Mansonia
- Matakki
- Matoa
- Mengkulang
- Meranti (dark red, light red)
- Movingui
- Muninga
- Niangon
- Walnut (European, American)
- Satin walnut
- Oega
- Elm
- Okoume
- Padouk (African)
- Pear tree
- Peroba
- Peroba (pink)
- Banana tree
- Possentrie
- Ramin
- Oak (European, light, heavy, American,
            white, red, Japanese)
- Tasmanian Oak
- Willow
- Sapupira
- Sen
- Sepetir
- Seraya (red, white)
- Soemaroepa
- Tabaca
- Tchitola
- Teca
- Lime tree
- White Tola
- Wane
- Yang


Technical specifications
Measurement ranges 5 ... 99 % H2O for wood
0 ... 99 % H2O for building materials
Resolution 0.1 %
Accuracy 0.3 %
Measurement depth depends on the selected sensor
Measuring principle measurement of resistance humidity
Temperature range 0 ... 50 °C / 32 ... 122 °F
Power 1 x  9 V battery
selectable Auto Power Off
to protect the battery
Dimensions 160 x 80 x 30 mm / 6.2 x 3.1 x 1.1 in
Weight 260 g / 9.1 oz with the battery included

Delivery Scope

Delivery contents

1 x FMC moisture detector for building materials
1 x battery
1 x protective housing
1 x user's manual and some information about measuring humidity (corresponding electrodes must be required separately)
Additional devices

- Diverse special humidity probes (driving-in probes / surface sensors)
- Calibration block

Standard driving-in sensor
For wood and building materials
 (with short pins without isolation / isolated long pins)
Universal probe holder

It is used to hook up all the special sensors: head sensors for surfaces (to measure without causing damages in the material), surface sensors with short and extra-long pins.

Surface humidity sensor with 4 x 1,5 mm pins
It is hooked up with both pins to the universal probe holder. Humidity is measured with 4 x 1.5 mm length pins on a rounded metal surface divided into two parts. It specially measures moisture content of cork, rubber, soft building materials and roof insulators.

Equipment for humidity in concrete
To accurately measure humidity in diverse concrete depth.

Pile driver electrode
Higher penetration strength for both hard wood and hard building materials (it can be hammered)

Head sensor for surfaces

It is hooked up with both plugs to the universal probe holder / humidity is measured in the black measuring surface / This contact sensor works without causing any damages in the material / It is specially indicated to measure humidity on printed wall-papers, plastics, valuable woods and other building materials where it is important to measure without causing any damage.
Humidity sensor with 4 x 17 mm pins
It is hooked up with both plugs to the
universal probe holder

Humidity sensor with extra-long pins

It is hooked up with both plugs to the universal probe holder / Humidity is measured by the two ends of the pins / It is especially suited for great diameter woods, beams, timber planks as well as for diverse insulation materials and fiber or for light building foam materials as foams.