The COMA-Meter are easy to use maturity readers for newly cast concrete.
The COMA-Meter (COncrete MAturity-Meter) is used to measure the maturity of newly cast concrete at a depth of 80 mm from the surface.
A glass capillary tube contains a special liquid for which the rate of evaporation varies with temperature according to the Arrhenius equation that is used to determine maturity of concrete from its temperature history. After the concrete is cast, the COMA-Meter is pushed into into the fresh concrete and the liquid in the capillary tube will evaporate at a rate determined by the temperature and time. The level of the liquid, readable on the scale, measures the maturity of the concrete stated in M20 units, which is the number of equivalent days of curing at 20 ºC.