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An instrument designed to measure and regulate the amount of moisture in the air. A humidistat, like a thermostat, monitors current conditions and changes. When the humidity reaches either the low or high set point, the humidistat triggers the operation of a humidifier or dehumidifier.

Synonyms and Related Terms

hygrostat; Feuchtigkeitsregler (Deut.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • ASTM, Standard Terminology Relating to Conditioning, Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, E41, 23-24, Sep-92
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