An instrument for rapid, accurate, determination of fuel moisture content
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): S. S. Sackett
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • dead fuels
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fuel moisture
  • live fuels
  • moisture
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35441
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9740
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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'A recently developed instrument to be used operationally by a variety of industries and disciplines may significantly shorten the time needed to determine dead and live fuel moisture for those people trying to predict prescribed or wildfire behavior and effects. It can be used both in the laboratory and in the field. This moisture analyzer is actually a miniature oven, with the sample being dried on a pan connected directly to a rugged weight sensor. It has solid state electronics throughout and a built-in computer system to eliminate calibrating, weighing, balancing, and mathematical calculations. It completely eliminates operator skill and judgment factors...'

Sackett, S. S. 1980. An instrument for rapid, accurate, determination of fuel moisture content. Forest Fire News, no. July, p. 33-34.