Measurement Inaccuracy of Rapid Moisture Analyzers as a Function of Sample Quantity
Nearly all industries perform moisture analyses at some stage of production for quality assurance. In the pharmaceutical industry, control of moisture content helps to prevent microbial growth and ensures that bulk powders flow properly. The measurement of moisture content is also essential in the food industry as it affects microbial growth, shelf life, texture, mouth feel, bulk processing and the cost of products sold by weight. In the plastics industry, moisture content must be extremely low prior to injection molding | extruding for structural integrity and processibility of any plastic component.