A quick, reliable and easy to use measuring system for defining the properties of peat. Whereas conventional methods take days, Probe can measure a peat layer of e.g. 2-3 meters deep, from surface to bottom in a couple of minutes. By recording the electrical parameters of its sensor – resonance frequency, attenuation and 3 dB-band widths – Probe calculates the dielectric constant and, further, the bulk density and the water content of the peat. The results are immediately shown on the LC or LED -display and can be stored in an electrically erasable memory. Afterwards the stored data may be transferred to a normal personal computer and processed with any data processing method if needed.
This Probe is equally suitable for measuring the water content of lake sediments, animal slurries or other wet materials with low conductivity. The electrical parameters the device measures are absolute for the measured material. The calculated density and moisture -values of the Probe are valid when the measured material is peat or some other two-component-material similar to peat.