USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station Moisture Content Converter
  • US Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Publication Date: 2008

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  • fuel moisture
  • moisture content converter
  • spreadsheet calculator
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Record Last Modified: April 17, 2023
FRAMES Record Number: 7670


ANNOTATION: This is an Excel spreadsheet that converts wood moisture contents from either dry basis to wet basis or wet basis to dry basis. The moisture content of biomass affects the gross weight of the material that is being handled. Green material will have a higher density than drier material because of the extra water weight in the cells of the wood. In biomass markets, it is important for all parties to have a common understanding of the dry mass of material that is being sold or processed. Generally biomass loads are sampled for moisture content and then converted to a dry-basis measure such as 'bone dry tons' or 'bone dry units.' DATA REQUIREMENTS: Percent moisture content to convert.