Typical of several powdered or granulated minerals, titanium dioxide moisture affects the handling and transport of the bulk material. At relatively low environmental relative humidity (about 40% for a full day), the handling of titanium dioxide is compromised, slowing the rate of flow from one point to another. At higher relative humidity or for longer time periods, handling titanium dioxide becomes difficult. Increased moisture in titanium dioxide often requires the installation of expensive environmental humidity controls to ensure its even and free flow. Whereas other factors, such as conveyance distance and granularity size of the titanium dioxide particles affect flow rates, moisture content makes the biggest impact. It is critical to measure titanium dioxide moisture at various points in production to ensure ease of handling throughout the process.

MoistTech’s Solution

Based on years of field data and decades of collaboration with industry partners, MoistTech developed the IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture transmitter. This precise instrument records thousands of moisture measurements to allow for the control of moisture in real time. The IR-3000’s non-contact measurement requirements mean that it can be installed to measure moisture at nearly any point in the industrial process. The IR-3000 is unsurpassed in performance, stability, reliability, maintainability, and cost of ownership.

Installation

For best results, install the IR-3000 measurement sensor head 4 to 14 inches from the material in storage bins, along the belt conveyor, or in down chutes. The unit includes self-powered, isolated, 3 x analog outputs at 4-20mA for communication output to a laptop, touch tablet, or across a plant network or Ethernet TCP/IP. The IR-3000 is delivered pre-calibrated to make installation quick and easy.

Environment

The IR-3000 is suitable for installation in the harshest industrial environment. Impervious to dust and environmental conditions, it is also insensitive to foreign objects, inert materials, and gaps in the material. The IR-3000 is rugged and built to outperform its competition, ensuring a larger return on investment over its lifetime.

Contact MoistTech

To prevent the high cost of installing total environmental humidity controls, let a MoistTech representative demonstrate how the installation of an IR-3000 NIR online moisture transmitter system can isolate at what point moisture is introduced to the titanium dioxide in your process. The IR-3000 will save you time and money while improving quality and overall productivity. Contact MoistTech today.