Best Organic Moisture Barrier for Strain Gages

In this video, Kevin demonstrates how to apply M-Coat W-1 as a protective, enviromental coating on a strain gage. When to use it: Laboratory and field applications underdamp or wet conditions. Long/Short-term, fresh water , salt water or high-pressure water.

Strain gage performance is easily degraded by the effects of moisture, chemical attack, or mechanical damage. Micro-Measurements coating compounds are formulated specifically for use in protecting strain gage installations from damaging environmental conditions. The range of materials is adequate for handling the majority of gage protection requirements. Refer to the Coatings Selection Guide.