Determining Wood EMC -- (Equilibrium Moisture Content)

How to calculate and establish EMC. From the Forest Products Laboratory. February 16, 2004

This publication by the Forest Products Laboratory provides information on how to determine the wood equilibrium moisture content (EMC) for given location or environment. Tables include: calculating EMC based on known relative temperature and humidity, and calculating EMC based on geographical location.

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