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Tewameter® TM 300

Transepidermal Water Loss and Skin Barrier Function

The Tewameter® TM 300 (previous model of the Tewameter® TM Hex) with its “open chamber” principle is the worldwide most accepted measuring device for the assessment of the Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL). This is an indispensable parameter for the evaluation of the water barrier function of the skin and a basic measurement in all kinds of applications. Even the slightest damage in the skin water barrier can be determined at an early stage.

  • Measurement Principle

    Tewameter principle

    A certain evaporation of water from the skin takes always place as part of the normal skin metabolism. However, as soon as the barrier function of the skin is slightly damaged, the water loss will increase (even with smallest damages invisible to the human eye). Therefore this measurement is a basis for all cosmetic and dermatological research. The Tewameter® probe measures the density gradient of the water evaporation from the skin indirectly by the two pairs of sensors (temperature and relative humidity) inside the hollow cylinder. This is an “open chamber” measurement. This method is the only to assess the TEWL continuously without influencing its micro environment. The measured values express the evaporation rate in g/h/m2.
    Tewameter formulaA = surface [m2]m = water transported [g]
    t = time [h]
    D = diffusion constant [= 0.0877 g/m(h(mmHg))]
    p = vapour pressure of the atmosphere [mm Hg]
    x = distance from skin surface to point of measurement [m]

    The Tewameter® TM 300 is used in the Multi Display Devices (MDD) and in the C+K Wireless probes.
    Tewameter wlTewameter MDD

  • Probe Heater PR 100

    Probeheater - SondenwärmerThe sensors of the probe normally have room temperature (20-22°C), whereas skin temperature is 30°C and higher. As the amount of evaporating water measured with the device is extremely small (healthy skin 8-15 g/h/m² → 0.000001333 - 0.00000025 g/minute/cm²), the sensors inside the probe should reach skin temperature to measure this small amount exactly and stable. With the Probe Heater PR 100, the probe head is constantly warmed up to a temperature close to skin temperature and thus getting very quickly accurate and stable results.

    sensors inside the probe cold (room temperature)

    sensors inside the probe cold (room temperature)

    sensors preheated to 30°C - stable measurement in an extremely short time

    sensors preheated to 30°C - stable measurement in an extremely short time

  • Special Accessories for Tewameter® TM 300

    Disinfectable steel rings are available when measuring on special surfaces. They can be mounted on the measuring head and after the measureTewameter ringment taken off the probe and be cleaned.

    For measurements in g/h/m² on small skin sites (e.g. nail, lips, scalp with hair), please also read about the Tewameter® TM Nano.

  • Technical Data

    The Tewameter® TM 300 is used in the Multi Display Devices (MDD) and in the C+K Wireless probes.
    Tewameter wlTewameter MDD
    Cabel probe only:
    Dimensions: Measuring Chamber: Height: 2 cm, Ø 1 cm, Probe: Length 17 cm, Cable length: approx. 1.3 m, Weight: 75 g (incl. cable), Resolution: Humidity: ± 0.01 % RH, Temp.: ± 0.01 °C, TEWL: 0.1 g/h/m²

    Operating conditions: T: 10-40° C, RH: 30-70 % RH

    Measurement uncertainty:

    Specified measurement conditions: 10° C to 40° C and TEWL-values lower than 70 g/h/m²
    TEWL: ± 10 % of the measured value plus ± 0.8 g/h/m² for RH ≥ 30 %; ± 1.3 g/h/m² for RH ≤ 30%
    Temperature (T): ± 0.5 °C
    Rel. humidity (RH): ± 1.5 % for RH between 30 % and 90 %, ± 2.5 % for RH values outside this range

    Probe Heater PR 100: Power supply: external 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, DC 12V/4A, Dimensions: 10 x 11 x 10.5 cm, Weight: 470 g

    For the technical data of the wireless probe, please see Basic Probe Systems.

    Technical changes may be made without prior notice.

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