Humidity Meters

What is Humidity?

Condensation of water vapour

Humidity is the presence of water vapour in air (water in a gaseous form) which is not visible to the human eye. Humidity measurement are used to predict condensation or frost and is used in psychrometric calculations to get a dew point, Dry Bulb Temperature or Wet Bulb Temperature, Enthalpy etc..

Humidity effects many things in our day to day lives.

The presence of humidity will effect the perceived temperature and a higher humidity does make the average person feel hotter. The Humidex was created to describe a comfort level by calculating temperature and humidity together to give a scale of  comfort.

Electronics can be effected with most electronic devices having a minimum and maximum temperature and humidity specified.  Electro mechanical devices will have extended lifespan if humidity is controlled within a specific range.

Food and pharmaceutical industry are very reliant on a controlled humidity environment. Due to higher humidity being advantageous for bacterial, mold and mildew growth.

Measurement of humidity can be perceived with a few techniques.  on the following scale:

Absolute humidity:

Is the water content in air and measured in grams per cubic meter.

Relative humidity:

Measured as a percentage 0% to 100% of the current absolute humidity relative to the highest point for a specific temperature At 100% the air would often be referred to as saturated. In essence water vapour is at equilibrium and no more evaporation would occur when water in liquid form is exposed to this air that has 100% relative Humidity. It is in this state that dew,  fog or frost is likely to form.

Specific humidity:

 The ratio of the mass of water vapour to the total mass of the moist air parcel.

How do we measure Humidity?

OEM SeEnsor Humidity and Temperature

There are various methods to measure Humidity, including wet and dry bulb Hygrometers, dew point hygrometers and humidity sensors. As a distributor of Rotronic who predominantly focus on Relative Humidity through captive sensors. These humidity sensors consist of a substrate on which a film of polymer is deposited between electrodes, which forms a capacitor. The sensor will absorb water vapour from the air and will find and equilibrium between sensor and air. The result is that the capacitance change as humidity increases or decreases.

Selection of Relative Humidity Products

  • Humidity Data Logger | HygroLog HL-1D

    R1,895.00R1,935.00

    Humidity Data Logger - Overview

    The HL-1D is a compact, low-cost temperature and humidity data logger. Capable of ±3.0 %RH and ±0.3°C measurement accuracy. Memory can store up to 32,000 data points. HW4-Lite software key included in the purchase (software downloaded from internet).

    Humidity Data Logger - Features

    • Accurate humidity and temperature measurement ±3.0 %RH and ±0.3 °C
    • Compact design with a high IP67 protection
    • FDA 21 CFR Part 11 / GAMP 5 conform software HW4
    • Logger storage capacity: 32,000 lines
    • Programmable start and stop time for data logger with the HW4 software
    • Long battery life (up to 3 years)
    • Logger MIN/MAX/AVG Humidity and temperature statistical function
    • Includes HW4-lite software key for programmable and analytical software
    • Clear LCD with visual alerts
  • Handheld Air Velocity, Humidity and Temperature Meter AFP1

    R5,162.00

    Handheld Air Velocity Meter - Overview

    The intelligent AFP1 multi-parameter measuring instrument is ideal for spot measurements in HVAC systems. Thanks to easy operation via a smartphone, it is possible to take random measurements and record, export and display data as wanted. The AFP1 sensor is operated via Bluetooth communication with the ROTRONIC smartphone app, which can be obtained free of charge from the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android). The app offers functions to display, log and send the required measured values by e-mail. It is also possible to define parameter-specific settings and options for the measurement.

    Handheld Air Velocity Meter - Features

    • Intelligent multi-parameter measuring instrument for air velocity, humidity and temperature
    • Small vane anemometer for in-tube measurements
    • Telescopic rod extends to 1.2 meter
    • Smartphone connection via Bluetooth®
    • Easy data logging via iOS or Android app
    • Direct volume flow calculation
    • Numeric or graphic display
    • Simple data export for evaluation on a PC

    Delivery package

    • Factory certificate
    • Short instruction manual
    • APP (online)
    • Batteries 2 x 3 V (CR2032)
    • Soft case
  • CO2 Display | Rotronic

    R11,498.00

    CO2 Display - Overview

    This CO2 display simultaneously measures and records CO2, humidity and temperature.  It can be wall-mounted or put on a bench-top. Configurable directly via buttons. Stored data can be exported to a USB memory stick for analysis with the free ROTRONIC software package SW21. This instrument offers unbeatable value for money. It comes equipped with the stable ROTRONIC HYGROMER® IN-1 humidity sensor. Suitable for Indoor Air Quality, Open-Plan Offices, Classrooms, Meeting Rooms, Shopping Centers, and Fitness Studios.

    CO2 Display- Features

    • Adjustable, visual CO2 indicator
    • Measures and records CO2, relative humidity and temperature
    • Accuracy ±2.5 %RH / ±0.3 K / ±30 ppm + 5% of measured value
    • Humidity sensor HYGROMER® IN-1
    • 18,000 data point memory for CO2, humidity and temperature values
    • Display of date and time
    • Large, easy-to-read display
    • USB access for data download
  • Temperature and Humidity Handheld | HygroPalm HP21

    R6,995.00

    Temperature and Humidity Handheld - Overview

    The HP21 is a highly accurate handheld indicator that displays relative humidity, temperature and dew or frost point temperature. The HP21 is perfect for spot-checking HVAC installations, manufacturing or storage areas and any ambient air measurement within the temperature range of -10 to 60°C (14 to 140 °F). The HP21 is designed to meet a wide range of user requirements from the most basic applications to the most demanding applications. The HP21 indicator offers an extensive set of settings and functions that can be configured and enabled by the user with the ROTRONIC HW4 software. Despite its high-end design, the HP21 is ideal even as a simple humidity and temperature indicator.

  • Relative Humidity and Temperature Transducer | Hygroflex1 HF1

    R3,571.00R3,976.00

    Relative Humidity & Temperature Transducer - Overview

    These Wall mount transmitters are equipped with the stable Hygromer® IN-1 sensor and boast unbeatable value for money. The HygroFlex1 series is an inexpensive HVAC transducer for relative humidity and temperature. The units come pre-configured to a specific scale which can be changed with the optional ROTRONIC HW4/SW21 software. This can also calibrate and adjust the transducer.

    Relative Humidity & Temperature Transducer - Features

    • Transducer for relative humidity and temperature
    • Two scalable analogue voltage or current outputs
    • Stable Hygromer® IN-1 humidity sensor
    • Adjustable at 35 % / 80 %RH
    • USB service interface
    • Small footprint
    • Easy mechanical installation