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Species and Treatment Corrections for hand-held moisture meters with radiata and slash pine

Species and Treatment Corrections for hand-held moisture meters with radiata and slash pine

This research aimed to generate new species and CCA preservative treatment (to H3 level) corrections for P. radiata (radiata pine) and P. elliottii (slash pine); determine the overall reliability, or uncertainty, of the new species and CCA corrections; and assess the effect of between board density variation on capacitance-type meter readings.

The treatment and species corrections developed in this project should be included in a revision of AS/NZS 1080.1 (1997). Provided that accuracy limits are given with the species corrections, capacitance-type meters such as the Wagner L612 can be included in this revised standard for appropriate situations. In the case of the capacitance-type meters, thickness corrections should also be included.

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