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Protimeter MMS2 Four-In-One Moisture Measurement System
The all new MMS2 represents the latest Protimeter technology in one intuitive, robust and fully functional design. If you’re surveying buildings, inspecting a home, drying a building after a flood, or testing concrete moisture for a flooring application, the Protimeter MMS2 is the solution for you.
- Full building moisture diagnostics on easy-to-use instrument
- Fast responding hygrometer speeds up building surveys
- No need to plug in multiple accessories
- Intuitive user interface with color screen
- Data logging
- Firmware upgradable
- Psychrometric calculations
- Surface non-contact temperature measurement with laser pointer
Measures moisture in wood and wood floors, drywall, concrete and concrete block, stucco, plaster, masonry and other building materials
This Package Includes:
- The MMS2 Instrument
- Short Humidity Quickstick
- Hygrostick Humidity Probe
- Quickstick External Lead
- Heavy Duty Moisture Probe
- Deep Wall Probe (5")
- Calibration Check Device
- Software and Cable
- Soft Carry Pouch
Measure (pin mode)
Diagnoses the extent of moisture intrusion for damage assessment and monitor drying out of building structures.
- Use built-in pin or plug in the heavy duty moisture probe for measuring in hard-to-reach areas
- Use deep wall pin-type probes to measure moisture in walls, wall cavity insulation, sub and surface structures
- Use accessories such as hammer probes to measure at depth
Search (non-invasive mode)
Behind ceramic tile, fine finishes, water stains, tile and vinyl floor coverings, wood, drywall, plaster, masonry, concrete and concrete block.
- Non-invasive pinless radio frequency finds moisture up to 3/4 in (19 mm) below surface
- Search mode not adversely affected by surface moisture
Measures or monitors buildings for adequate ventilation affecting indoor air quality and moisture problems.
- Measures relative humidity and temperature, dew point and surface temperature, surface proximity to dew point (condensation) and grains per pound, as well as multiple psychrometric calculations
- Allows measurement of equipment such as dehumidifiers
- Measures equilibrium relative humidity in concrete floors using the in situ probe method
- Use to detect conditions for mold and fungus growth, that can lead to unhealthy living conditions
Surface Temperature (IR)
Checks surface temperature, utilizing laser pointer, calculates proximity to dewpoint.
Data Storage Functions
When concise and accurate environmental readings need to be reported, the MMS Plus gets the job done.The ability to record readings instantly at the push of a button, and to continuously log when left on site, makes this instrument ideal for many applications including:
- Building survey
- Fire and flood restoration
- Concrete floor moisture measurement
- Indoor air quality
- Environmental health
Concrete Floor Moisture Measurement
MMS2 can be used for measuring equilibrium relative humidity directly in concrete slabs. Protimeter pioneered this more accurate method, which includes drilling holes in the concrete, inserting a humidity sleeve and measuring the equilibrium humidity in the concrete. If excessive moisture is found, simply replace the sleeve cap for future retesting. This method also permits normal construction without disturbing the test surface.
A small hole is drilled in the concrete. Next, a humidity sleeve is inserted and capped flush with the floor. The relative humidity of the air in the test hole is now at the same moisture level as the concrete around it. Flooring product manufacturers normally recommend RH readings between 75% and 85% depending on the permeability of the product being installed.
Readings from multiple Hygrosticks can be taken and recorded with ease. Humidity readings can be taken with the use of humidity sleeves or humidity box. Hygrosticks, not Humisticks, should be used for this test.
Search Mode (Non-Invasive Mode)
The Search mode detects sub-surface moisture, in relative terms, to a nominal depth of ¾” (20mm) in a wide range of solid building materials. It is a very quick and efficient method for assessing the moisture condition without damaging the surface. The Search mode is especially suited to finding moisture behind surface finishes such as vinyl and ceramic tiles.
The flat sensor on the underside of the instrument is held against the wall or floor to obtain a relative reading. Surface moisture does not adversely affect the Search mode reading, so the user can often distinguish sub-surface moisture from surface moisture when using both Search and Measure modes.
The readings are displayed numerically together with a colour coded progress bar for ease of interpretation. Green denotes safe air-dry, yellow denotes borderline and red denotes damp conditions. Readings can be stored in the instrument’s memory by pressing the ON button. If quantitative measurements are required, then Measure mode readings should also be taken, as detailed below.
Measure Mode (Pin Mode)
Pin mode measures the actual percent moisture content in wood or the percent Wood Moisture Equivalent (%WME) in a wide range of building materials. Pin mode gives the most reliable measurement of the moisture condition at the surface. Sub-surface WME measurements can be obtained by using the Deep Wall Probes, but this requires the drilling of clearance holes. Deep Wall Probes are often used to quantify (in WME) relative readings obtained in the search mode.
WME values in the range 6-99% are displayed numerically together with a colour coded progress bar for ease of interpretation. Green denotes safe air-dry, yellow denotes borderline and red denotes damp conditions.
The Protimeter MMS2 has integral pins located at the top of the meter under a protective cap. When required, Deep Waal Probes are connected via a side port. WME measurements can be stored in the instrument’s memory by pressing the ON button.
The Protimeter MMS2 is supplied with a compact thermohygrometer sensor, the Short QuikStick. This sensor is removable and interchangeable, but is usually left in position constantly for convenience. The Short QuikStick measures from 0-100%rh and 0-50°C/32-122°F. Standard Protimeter QuikStick and Hygrostick sensors can also be used with the MMS2 for specialist humidity measurement applications, such as measuring the Equilibrium Relative Humidity value of a concrete floor in accordance with relevant standards.
Remote Surface Temperature Measurement
The MMS2 has an infra-red sensor built into the top of the instrument for non-contact surface temperature measurement. An integrated laser pointer indicates the position of the temperature measurement for clarity. The surface temperature is displayed together with the prevailing dew point temperature and the difference between the surface and dew point temperatures. So, at a glance, the user can assess the risk of surface condensation occurring or can confirm that condensation is occurring.
Operating the MMS2
The Protimeter MMS2 has an extremely easy to use and intuitive interface. Use the directional keys to navigate the simple menu to find the function or setting you need. The color display is easy to see in low light and the use of the color warning system means that the user can quickly determine the conditions of the atmosphere or material. Within the menu you will also find settings for metric and non-metric, auto off timer as well as set up features such as data logging. The new Protimeter MMS2 can store 8000 readings and download to your PC where the optional software will display them and graph the readings. As enhancements and new features are made available you will be able to upgrade the MMS2 firmware with a few simple mouse clicks.
Brand Protimeter Category Combination/Kit, Moisture Meters, Multi-Function Meter, Non-Penetrating, Penetrating, Thermo-Hygrometer Warranty Information Two (2) years from the date of purchase on parts and labor Condition new IR Thermometer Distance To Spot 12:1 IR Thermometer Range -4° to 176°F Pin Mode Drywall Scale Range N/A Pin Mode Reference Scale Range 31% to 99% Pin Mode Wood Scale Range 8% to 30% Moisture Content Pinless Depth Range 3/4" Pinless Scale 60 to 100 Relative Thermo-Hygrometer Calculations Dew Point, GPP, Rh, Surface Temp, Temp Thermo-Hygrometer RH Range 0 to 100% Thermo-Hygrometer Temp Accuracy ± 0.6°F Thermo-Hygrometer Temp Range 32° to 122°F Thermo-Hygrometer RH Accuracy +/- 2% to +/- 3%
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