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MCM-2 Hydrotector

The MCM-2 Hydrotector® non-destructive, moisture measurement gauge is designed for quick determination of water content in the thermal insulation of pipes and vessels at chemical and petrochemical plants.

Designed as a screening tool to rapidly locate areas of trapped moisture, the MCM-2 works well in conjunction with corrosion detection equipment to quickly detect areas where corrosion under insulation (CUI) is highly probable.


  • Fast and easy to use; allows thousands of feet of insulated pipe to be tested in a day.
  • Designed for maximum accessibility in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Newly redesigned telescopic pole allows for testing distances of 10+ feet with an easy to replace cable assembly.
  • Using the RS-232 C serial interface, the data can be quickly uploaded onto a computer or printer.


  • Evaluate insulated tanks and vessels quickly for potential corrosion problems.
  • Investigate insulated pipe for elevated concentrations of moisture to identify areas for corrosion inspection.
  • Quickly detect levels in containment vessels.



LCD DISPLAY 8 character display reads in direct count or % volume.
CALIBRATION 16 selectable calibrations allow for varying conditions.
DIRECT SELECTION Keyboard selection of gauge functions for counting, self-calibration, unit selection, data definition, storage format, and computer serial dump.
DATA STORAGE 24,000 cells of counts and key data entry. Operator programmable format.
DATA OUTPUT Connection allows user to upload data directly to computer for data processing and report printout.
FUNCTION NDT measurement of insulation materials by manual counts or “quick test” automatic counts.
RANGE 0 to 70% moisture
COUNT TIME User selectable. Average manual count is 4 seconds.
POWER Battery pack of 6 C size cells, Alkaline.
BATTERY LIFE 1 to 2 years under normal use.
ALERTS Red LED alert light on handle illuminates when elevated moisture is detected.


NEUTRON SOURCE Maximum 50 mCi Americium-241/Be (1.85 GBq).
ENCAPSULATION Double Sealed, Stainless Steel Capsule, CPN-131
SHIPPING Radioactive Material, Special Form 7,
UN3332, R.Q. Transport Index 0.2, Yellow II Label,
USA DOT 7A, Type A Package.


Width Depth Height Weight
Detector Assembly 178 mm
(7.0 in)
229 mm
(9.0 in)
51 mm
(2.0 in.)
3.17 kg
(7.0 lbs.)
Detector Assembly In Shipping Container 686 mm
(27.0 in)
305 mm
(12.0 in)
305 mm
(12.0 in)
10.88 kg
(24.0 lbs)
Adjustable Pole In Shipping Container 140 mm
(5.5 in)
140 mm
(5.5 in)
1.67 m
(5.5 ft)
5.0 kg
(11.0 lbs)

Simplicity of Operation

This state-of-the-art instrument offers two easy-to-use operating modes. The manual mode allows individual tests to be taken at the push of a button, then recorded in memory. The Quick Test mode takes continuous readings, one every second.

Rugged and Reliable

The MCM-2 detector assembly is enclosed in a strong, light weight aluminium housing. The LCD readout is sealed in a dust-proof and water resistant enclosure. The padded shoulder bag offers additional protection and convenience.

Data Logging

Data logging capabilities allow storage of thousands of readings. The operator can format the memory to identify location, date and time or direction of measurements using a 5-digit ID number. Data can be transferred to a computer or printer and is compatible with most spreadsheet programs.