Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC)

What is Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC)?

Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) meaning in Safety terms is

  • Moisture content that a fuel particle will attain if exposed for an infinite period in an environment of specified constant temperature and humidity. When a fuel particle reaches equilibrium moisture content, net exchange of moisture between it and its environment is zero. 

 

reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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