Calcium Carbide Reagent for Moisture Testers

Model: MAA-44
Price: $132.50
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Calcium Carbide Reagent is used with Gilson’s Aqua-Check and Speedy 2000 Moisture Testers. A measured amount of reagent is placed in the unit’s test chamber with a 20g sample and two Pulverizing Steel Balls, where it reacts with moisture to pressurize the chamber. The reagent is sold in a 10lb (4.5kg) can. Empty 1lb Metal Can for Reagent is available separately for taking smaller amounts of reagent into the field for testing.

Note: Due to export regulations, this item cannot be shipped outside of the United States.


  • Reacts with water when agitated with sample
  • Tests in accordance with ASTM D4944 and AASHTO T 217

Included Items:

  • Calcium Carbide Reagent

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Quantity 10lb (4.5kg)
Estimated Shipping Weight 13.0lb (5.90kg)

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Quantity 10lb (4.5kg)
Estimated Shipping Weight 13.0lb (5.90kg)
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