Gypsum moisture varies depending on the source of its deposit (e.g., sea water, volcanic vapors, industrial byproduct, etc.) and the requirement of its final application or product (e.g., agricultural soil amendment, gypsum wall board, concrete, etc.). Because mined and industrially produced gypsum are both water soluble, gypsum’s moisture content must be monitored and controlled during the production process to ensure its usability.

MoistTech’s Solution

To monitor and measure gypsum moisture in the industrial environment, MoistTech developed, with the input of our mineral industry partners, the IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture transmitter. Capable of capturing thousands of measurements per second, the IR-3000 allows you to not only monitor the moisture content of gypsum, but also control it, by adjusting the production process, in real time. The IR-3000’s sensor provides instant, non-contact measurements of nearly any product or raw material. It is unsurpassed in the industry for quality, performance, and reliability.

Installation

Because the IR-3000 instrument is insensitive to product temperature, ambient light, or ambient temperature, it can be installed exactly where necessary in your production process to measure gypsum moisture. Recommended installation locations include above the conveyor, in storage bins, or in chutes. Continuous automatic or manual instantaneous readings are possible by using the industry’s most advanced software.

Environment

MoistTech understands the industrial environment. With more than 40 years of experience in the field, MoistTech developed the IR-3000 to withstand extraordinarily harsh conditions. The unit will continue accurate measurements despite extreme dust, the presence of foreign objects, or even gaps in the production line. The rugged components will remain reliable and outperform the competition throughout the lifetime of the unit.

Benefits of Gypsum Moisture Testing

The moisture content information captured for 100% of the product by the IR-3000 allows you to monitor and control gypsum moisture, in real time for

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

Contact MoistTech

The professionals at MoistTech look forward to discussing your needs for moisture measurement and control in your gypsum production application. We would be pleased to demonstrate how the IR-3000 NIR online moisture transmitter can improve product quality and reduce production costs. Contact us today!