Dew point meters and temperature & humidity meters are devices designed to perform indoor air quality measurements.
Dew point meters measure the dew point temperature of an environment. The ‘dew point’ is the temperature at which air is saturated with water vapor, achieving 100% humidity; if further cooled, airborne vapor condenses into liquid, or dew. A higher dew point indicates that there is more moisture in the air and that condensation is imminent. Dew point measurements are critical for industrial spot-checking applications, field calibration and in compressed air systems where controlling moisture is an endless struggle. A good dew point meter will be resistant to all sorts of contaminants that may interfere in measurement, including ambient humidity, water spikes, compressor oil and even chemical impurities. A fast wet-to-dry response time and minimal drift is also optimal. Handheld dew point meters are preferable for ease of measurement.
Temperature and humidity meters, or hygrometers, measure air temperature and the amount of water vapor in the air. Dramatic temperature changes or humidity levels can cause mold, condensation, warping and other harmful effects on systems or devices. A temperature meter offers temperature analysis and a humidity meter determines the density of the water vapor in the air. Sophisticated humidity meters can plot hundreds of thousands of moisture data points, allowing operators to perform in-depth analysis of an environment’s moisture levels.
ATEC offers handheld dew point meter rentals and temperature and humidity meter rentals for products from leading manufacturers like Vaisala, Fluke, Keithley and RH Systems.