Tramex MEP – Moisture Encounter Plus

 

MEP – Moisture Encounter Plus

 

The Tramex MEP Moisture Encounter Plus is a non-destructive overall building inspection moisture meter which has applications for numerous industries. It has many unique features that make moisture measurement and evaluation fast, precise and versatile.

The Tramex MEP is a non-invasive complete building inspection tool which has applications for numerous industries. It has many unique features that makes non-destructive moisture measurement and evaluation fast, precise and versatile.

Product Design

The MEP Moisture Encounter Plus detects and evaluates moisture conditions within various building materials by non-destructively measuring the electrical impedance. A low frequency electronic signal is transmitted into the material via the electrodes in the base of the instrument. The strength of this signal varies in proportion to the amount of moisture in the material under test. The MEP determines the strength of the current and converts this to a moisture content value, displaying it on a large clear analogue dial.

Product Uses

Used and trusted by generations of professionals worldwide for the purpose of:

  • Locating moisture related problems within and behind a variety of building materials in the building envelope.
  • Mapping the extent of moisture damage caused to buildings.
  • Monitoring progressive drying conditions in the drying
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Research demonstrates that termites can relocate free water to dry resources. Furthermore, areas of more than or equal to 20 percent moisture are strong indicators of termite activity. Inspectors should not focus strictly on moisture-prone areas, as termites can relocate water to dry areas.

The Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus is a very useful tool for deciding optimal placement of above ground bait stations. A moisture meter also can be a useful monitoring tool during follow-up inspections after a termite treatment. Assessing moisture level changes (or lack thereof) pre- and post-treatment can be useful in determining whether or not further investigation is warranted.

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Tramex MRH3 Moisture and Humidity Meter (Digital)

MRH3 Moisture and Humidity Meter (Digital)

 

The Tramex MRH III Moisture and Humidity Meter is a hand-held digital moisture meter calibrated for most building materials. It also attaches to an optional plug-in Tramex Hygro-i ® relative humidity probe and heavy-duty pin type electrodes. Suitable for many industries including Water Damage ?Restoration, Flooring, Indoor Air Quality, Home Inspection and Pest Control.

3 MODES OF OPERATION:

  1. Non-destructive testing of moisture content in wood, tracing moisture in wood based products and many other building materials such as bricks, plaster, ceramic tiles and laminates
  2. Pin-probe plug-in attachment (optional) for moisture content in wood and an indication of moisture conditions in wood based products.
  3. Hygro-i ® probe attachment (optional) for relative humidity and temperature measurement.

Tramex PCK5.1 Pest Control Professional Kit

PCK5.1 Pest Control Professional Kit

 

A complete moisture and humidity testing kit for the Pest Control Professional, featuring the Tramex MRH III Moisture and Humidity Meter, allowing for non-destructive testing of multiple building material types, as well as pin type testing to identify Moisture Content in wood and wall cavities, and a Hygro-i ® Relative Humidity probe for identifying areas of high relative humidity, both ambient and in existing cavities, that may be conducive to wood destroying organisms. The Pest Control Professional Kit comes in a protective heavy-duty carrying case with die-cut foam lining.

Tramex PTM Professional Pin-Type Moisture Meter (Digital)

PTM Professional Pin-Type Moisture Meter (Digital)

 

The Tramex PTM Professional is a hand-held, digital, pin-type resistance moisture meter designed to take precise measurements of moisture content in wood, wood by-products and other building materials.

MATERIAL:
Wood. Various other building materials (comparative readings)

THE IMPORTANCE OF DETERMINING MOISTURE CONTENT OF WOOD

When wood and wood by-products are installed at the correct moisture content for the environment in which they will be used, the risk of swelling or shrinkage is minimized. If it is installed too wet and dries in service the result will be shrinkage and distortion. If it is installed too dry it could gain moisture, which could result in swelling. Using a good quality moisture meter is the most practical way of ensuring the wood is at the correct moisture level for its intended use. Knowing the actual moisture level also enables efficient processing to be carried out, such as milling, machining, gluing, laminating, spraying and hand painting. The Professional Moisture Meter will fulfill all these requirements.

Tramex PTMK5.1 Professional Wood Kit

PTMK5.1 Professional Wood Kit

 

A kit for instant and accurate measurement of moisture content in a large range of wood species and comparative readings in wood-based products using pin-type electrodes. Featuring the Tramex PTM Professional with its built-in pins and a handheld heavy-duty pin probe, the Professional Wood Kit comes in a Tramex protective heavy-duty carrying case with die-cut foam lining.

Tramex RIK5.1 Roof Inspection Kit

RIK5.1 Roof Inspection Kit

 

The Roof Inspection Kit allows for point-of-contact, non-destructive checking of moisture conditions in roofing and waterproofing systems up to approximately 100 mm (4″) in depth, as well as non-destructive measurement of moisture conditions in concrete decks, measurement of moisture conditions in wood decks, and ambient relative humidity and dew point conditions. This kit comes in a protective heavy-duty carry case with die-cut foam lining.

Tramex RMK5.1 Roof Master Kit

RMK5.1 Roof Master Kit

The Roof Master Kit is the complete kit for the Roofing Professional, allowing for continuous and point-of-contact, non-destructive surveying of moisture conditions in roofing and waterproofing systems up to 6 inches in depth, as well as non-destructive measurement of moisture conditions in concrete decks, measurement of moisture conditions in wood decks, and ambient relative humidity and dew point conditions. This kit comes in a protective heavy-duty wheeled carry case with die-cut foam lining.

Tramex RWS Roof and Wall Scanner

RWS Roof and Wall Scanner

 

The Tramex RWS is a multi-mode non-invasive impedance moisture scanner designed for the instant, precise and non-destructive evaluation of moisture conditions and leak tracing in the roofing and walls systems of the building envelope.

The RWS incorporates two of the best known Tramex moisture scanners, the Leak Seeker for Roofing and the Wet Wall Detector for EIFS to give all the benefits and features of both of these time-proven instruments.The Problems of Excess Moisture in the Building
By visual inspection, locating excess moisture and decay in or behind EIFS or Roofing Systems can be extremely difficult as normal evidence of this moisture and decay may not be visible on either side of the wall or roof. Excess moisture can be hidden and trapped in the substrate and within the thickness of the wall or roof construction. If these conditions are allowed to continue the moisture will increase, eventually leading to rot and decay and possible failure of the system and the structure. Also wet insulation loses its thermal value, resulting in unnecessary heat loss or gain and thermal movement in the structure. Early detection of wet areas and corrective remedial action makes good economic sense.

PRODUCT DESIGN
The Roof & Wall Scanner detects and evaluates the moisture conditions within roofing and wall systems and other building materials by non-destructively measuring the electrical impedance. A low frequency electronic signal is transmitted into the material under test via the electrodes in the base of the instrument. The strength of this signal varies in proportion to the amount of moisture in the material under test. The Roof & Wall Scanner determines the  strength  of  the  current  and  converts  this  to  a comparative moisture content value, displaying it on a large clear analogue dial.

Tramex SMP Skipper Plus Moisture Meter for Boats

SMP Skipper Plus Moisture Meter for Boats

 

The Skipper Plus non-destructive moisture meter provides a complete, safe method for detecting excess moisture in GRP and wooden boats. A pocket-sized meter, the Skipper is designed to locate moisture in boat hulls and fittings.

OSMOSIS IN GRP
Osmosis, also known as Gelcoat Blistering, is found in GRP hulls when moisture soaks into the hull surface, collects between the glassfibre and plastic laminate, resulting in blistering of the gelcoat. Usually found on or below the waterline, Osmosis dramatically reduces the structural strength of the hull and the value of a boat.

PRODUCT DESIGN
The Skipper Plus operates on the principal of non-destructive impedance measurement. Coplanar electrodes are fitted on the base of the instrument from which low frequency signals are transmitted into the material being tested measuring the change in impedance caused by the presence of moisture. This reading is translated by the instrument into a moisture content reading.

Tramex WDZK5.1 Water Damage Restoration EZ Kit

WDZK5.1 Water Damage Restoration EZ Kit

 

A compact kit for finding and measuring moisture in concrete, wood and wood by-products, giving comparative readings in most other building materials. The Tramex CMEX II digital moisture meter allows the user to non-invasively test concrete to international standards. Using the CMEX II and Hygro-i ® probe the user can test relative humidity, temperature, dew point and mixing ratio in the environment, or perform in situ and hood testing (with optional hood) of relative humidity in concrete to international standards BS 8201, BS 8203 or BS 5325 & ASTM F2170 or F2420. The Tramex heavy-duty wood pin-probe measures the moisture content of wood and gives comparative readings in most other building materials. The Water Damage Restoration EZ Kit comes in a Tramex Easy-travel case.