How to Choose the Best Moisture Analyzer for Your Needs

Moisture content affects the processability, shelf life, usability and quality of a product. Accurate moisture content determination therefore plays a key role in ensuring quality in many industries, including the food, pharmaceuticals and chemicals sectors. Today, many industries have moved away from the traditional drying oven method to moisture analyzers, which deliver comparable results in far less time.

Accurate moisture content determination is an essential part of the production workflow in many industries, among them the food, pharmaceuticals and chemicals sectors, and plays a key role in ensuring the quality of a product. The traditional loss on drying method using a drying oven is time consuming, leading many analysts to turn to moisture analyzers.

With so many different instruments on the market, how do you know which moisture analyzer is the right one for your requirements? Comparing specifications is important, but choosing the right moisture analyzer for your specific application goes beyond this, extending to parameters that cannot be found in data sheets, such as the measurement performance for a specific sample type, or ease of use during 24/7 shift operation. It is vital to understand the functionality and performance of an instrument from a holistic point of view.

This guide describes the key considerations when choosing a moisture analyzer:

  • Sample type and characteristics
  • Operators and ease of use
  • Data management
  • Instrument performance testing
  • Service and support
  • Optional equipment and accessories
  • Explanation of technical specifications