Standardized Methods for Determining and Estimating Wood Moisture Content in the Republic of Croatia
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It is of great importance for wood industrial production processes to provide the correct way of determining and estimating the moisture content of wood, in order to dry wood adequately without the occurrence of drying defects and achieve the desired final moisture content, to increase the quality of the drying process and final product quality. Therefore, this paper gives a detailed review of all applicable harmonized standards in the Republic of Croatia related to the procedures for determining and estimating wood moisture content. It outlines the correct procedures and recommendations for the proper implementation of wood moisture content measuring, and presents the comparison between different methods. Suggestions are also given as to practical application of specific methods.