Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(Agricultural Knowledge Management Information System)


ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kudlu P.O., Kasaragod-671124, Kerala (www.cpcri.icar.gov.in)
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Moisture Analyzer
Make                                   : A & D Company Ltd
Model                                  : MX 50
Specification   :Measurement method: 400 W halogen lamp, thermogravimetric analysis Drying temperature range at sample pan (Increments): 50°C to 200 °C Sample weight range: 0.1 g to 51 g Measurement unit: W.B, D.B., dry content, ratio, Communication function: RS-232C serial interface Operation environment: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F), 85%RH or less (no condensation) Sample pan: φ85 mm

Click to ViewThe moisture analyzer was designed using a super hybrid sensor (S.H.S.) adopted in an analytical balance. Therefore, the results are more precise and get greater repeatability. An analyzer using the S.H.S. has high sensitivity, needs only a sample quantity of a few grams, and the analysis time becomes shorter. A 400W halogen lamp is used as the heating source and the temperature on the sample pan can reach 200°C within two minutes. The analyzer displays the current change of moisture content per minute [%/ min] in real-time. It can be used for the reference to find the analyzing mode. The glass fiber sheets can be used for quick and precise measurement of a liquid sample. (The glass fiber sheets are a part of the standard accessories except for the ML-50)

  Working Principles
Click to ViewThe moisture analyzer, based on the principle of thermogravimetric analysis, dries a sample using a halogen lamp and obtains the moisture content in % and other results by the difference between the wet weight and dry weight.

  Applications
  User Instructions
Moisture analyzer can be used for rapid measurement of moisture content in food samples including grains, fruits, vegetables, leaves, ready to eat products, etc., Operate the analyzer using the following procedure. 1. Put the sample pan in the correct position. 2. Handle the grip of the heater cover to open and close it. 3. Use the pan handle to move the sample pan. 4. Do not touch hot parts around the grass-housing, when the cover is opened. 4. The glass-housing is very hot. It may cause a burn, if touched. 5. The sample pan and pan handle is very hot, when finishing measurement. Allow them cool down. 6. Use the tweezers or spoon to move the sample. Note: Do not use an explosive, flammable or noxious substance as a sample. Do not use a sample that makes a dangerous substance by drying it. Turn off the power switch if a sample catches fire.

  Contact Us
Contact No. 04994232090
Email Id director.cpcri@icar.gov.in

  Moisture Analyzer Charges
Procedure Name
Industry
University
National LAB/R&D
Remark
Infra Red Moisture Analysis
1000
500
500
Prior confirmation may be obtained from the Institute before taking DD / sending samples.

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "ICAR-Unit-CPCRI Kasaragod"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "The Director, ICAR-CPCRI, Kudlu P.O Kasaragod - 671 124. Kerala"