Peat MossPeat moss moisture content is directly linked to the continued metabolism of the moss, according to research by T. Hájek and R. P. Beckett. When used as a soil amendment, the moss’ ability to continue to retain water is critical to the amendment’s success. In other applications, the moisture content of peat moss is equally important. Monitoring the moisture content of peat moss while processing it will ensure that the final product is viable.

MoistTech’s Solution

With the input of our industry partners, MoistTech developed the IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture transmitter to monitor and measure peat moss moisture in the industrial environment. The IR-3000’s sensor is capable of capturing thousands of measurements per second, providing instant, noncontact measurements for nearly any product or raw material. The IR-3000’s measurements allow for the adjustment of moisture during the industrial process, saving time and money.

Installation

Install the IR-3000’s sensor above the conveyor, in storage bins, or in chutes. Set the unit for continuous automatic measurements or manual instantaneous readings. The IR-3000 is pre-calibrated for your specific application prior to delivery, so installation and calibration are simple and quick. For specific installation instructions, refer to the complete product documentation.

Environment

The IR-3000 is built to perform in complex, dirty, and harsh environments. It is insensitive to ambient light, product temperature, and ambient temperature. The unit will measure moisture despite dust, inert objects, foreign objects, or gaps in the production line. With more than 40 years experience in the industry, MoistTech created the IR-3000 to withstand the industrial environment, outperforming the competition in accuracy, reliability, quality, and durability.

Benefits of Peat Moss Moisture Testing

Because the IR-3000 can capture moisture information for 100% of the peat moss product during processing, you can adjust the moisture during processing in real time. Having the information to adjust moisture during processing means

  • Less waste
  • Less downtime
  • Lower energy costs during processing
  • Improved product quality

Contact MoistTech

Contact a mineral expert at MoistTech for additional information about the IR-3000 NIR online moisture transmitter. We would be pleased to learn about your peat moss application’s production process and to discuss how the IR-3000 will help you improve overall product quality while reducing production costs. Contact us today!