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Utest Material Testing Equipment

Universal Moisture Tester

Product Code

UTS-0150            Universal Moisture Tester (Carbide Meter)


BS 6576

The UTS-0150 Universal Moisture Tester (Carbide Meter) is used for the determination of the moisture content by using the calcium carbide method. The soil sample is introduced into the bottle with the reagent. The water reacts with the calcium carbide and develops a gas pressure, which is indicated on the manometer and easily converted in percentage of moisture.

The Universal Moisture Tester is supplied complete with;

  • Carbide Ampoules, 20 pcs.
  • Analog Manometer
  • Digital Balance
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Digital Timer
  • Metal Carrying Case
  • Other Accessories

Sample Mass /

Moisture Range

(up to)

20 g/ 10%

50 g/ 4%

100 g/ 2%


520x350x150 mm

Weight (approx.)

6 kg