BS EN 16682:2017 - Conservation of cultural heritage. Methods of measurement of moisture content, or water content, in materials constituting immovable cultural heritage

BS EN 16682:2017

Conservation of cultural heritage. Methods of measurement of moisture content, or water content, in materials constituting immovable cultural heritage

Status : Current   Published : April 2017

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This European Standard is aimed to inform and assist users in the choice and use of the most appropriate method to obtain reliable measurements of the moisture content, or water content, in wood and masonry (including brickwork, stonework, concrete, gypsum, mortars, etc.) in the specific case of the built cultural heritage. It provides a basic framework to take and interpret this kind of measurements on the above cultural heritage materials that have undergone weathering, pest attack, salt migration or other transformations over time. It specifies four absolute methods (i.e. gravimetric, Karl Fischer titration, azeotropic distillation and calcium carbide); explains their characteristics, pros and cons, and gives specifications for the transformation of readings into the same unit to make measurements taken with different methods comparable. It specifies the three principal relative methods (i.e. electrical resistance, capacitance, and relative humidity in equilibrium with the material), pointing out their characteristics and uncertainties when used in the field of cultural heritage. In addition, it provides an informative overview of ten other relative methods, their characteristics, pros and cons. It gives specifications for the calibration of the various methods. It also compares the above methods in relation to their accuracy, sampling requirement, sample size, laboratory or field use, and other problems encountered in the field of cultural heritage to prevent instrument misuse, reduce uncertainties and avoid reading misinterpretation.




Standard NumberBS EN 16682:2017
TitleConservation of cultural heritage. Methods of measurement of moisture content, or water content, in materials constituting immovable cultural heritage
StatusCurrent
Publication Date30 April 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 13183-1:2002, ISO 14911:1998, EN 837-1:1996, EN 13183-3:2005, EN 13183-2:2002, EN 1428:2012, EN 16242:2012, EN 420:2003+A1:2009, EN 772-10:1999, EN 455-1:2000, ISO 11465:1993, EN 15898:2011, EN 16096:2012, EN 16085:2012, EN 15758:2010
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 15757:2010, EN 13040:2007, ISO/IEC 17024:2012, BS 812-109:1990, EN 322:1993
International RelationshipsEN 16682:2017
Draft Superseded By13/30288569 DC
DescriptorsConservation, Humidity measurement, Moisture, Building conservation, Instruments, Storage, Air
ICS97.195
Title in FrenchConservation du patrimoine culturel. Méthodes de mesurage de la teneur en humidité, ou teneur en eau, de matériaux constituant un patrimoine culturel immatériel
Title in GermanErhaltung des kulturellen Erbes. Verfahren zur Bestimmung des Feuchte- bzw. Wassergehalts in Materialien des unbeweglichen kulturellen Erbes
CommitteeB/560
ISBN978 0 580 84028 9
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages68
File Size1.125 MB
Price£254.00


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