A hygrometer or humidity sensor is a device that is used to measure the moisture content in an environment. Humidity measurement instruments usually rely on measurements of a quantity such as temperature, pressure, mass or a mechanical or electrical change in a substance as moisture is absorbed. By calibration and calculation, these measured quantities can lead to a measurement of humidity. Humidity sensors are used in both commercial and domestic environments.

humidityIf your working environment or production relies on a particular level of moisture in the air then you will require a humidity sensor. This device will monitor the moisture level and will notify you if they go below or exceed your specified range.  Applications include industrial spaces, greenhouses, coating-industry, museums, retail and residential settings, incubators, humidors and saunas. They are also utilised in plant engineering, process automation as well as agricultural and food technology. Humidity sensors are required when the level of moisture in the air can cause an adverse effect on the product.

Humidity sensors are also used in the domestic sphere. They are used in the care of wooden musical instruments such as guitars and violins which can be damaged by improper humidity conditions. They are also used in homes because having low humidity levels can cause damage to human skin, while high levels of humidity can promote the growth of mildew and dust mites.

It is evident that humidity sensors are valuable devices to have in your workplace and home environment. If you are looking for advice concerning the purchase of a humidity sensor then contact the professionals at Switches International.  At Switches, we go the extra mile to meet customer requirements for industrial switches and sensors. We endeavour to deliver high-quality sensors at reasonable prices. For more information on our extensive range of humidity sensors call Switches today!