Torrefaction of wood waste uses high temperatures to change biomass properties to make a better fuel quality for combustion or gasification. It creates a dry product that will not rot. This makes it easier and cheaper to transport and to store. Creating pellets or briquettes from wood waste makes it lighter, drier, and more stable than the biomass from which they are created.

Monitor Torrefied Wood Waste Moisture for a Consistent Product

Forest residue and urban wood waste may contain as much as 20-50% moisture. During the torrefaction process, the biomass is heated in an oxygen-depleted environment to 200-300C to remove the moisture and create a higher energy content. The resulting material has 1%-6% moisture.

To keep consistency during the process, MoistTech has developed the IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) moisture sensor that is made for a rugged factory environment. It collects thousands of moisture readings per second and transmits them to either a controlling laptop or a computer network that can process them and make real-time corrections to the dryers on the line so that the end product will be consistent and high-quality.

Examine the Advantages of the IR-3000

MoistTech has used their more than 40 years of experience as the industry leader in moisture measurement to develop a new state-of-the-art moisture sensor, the IR-3000. With this sensor:

There is no maintenance or calibration needed. It is set at the factory before shipping
It is not affected by particle size, color, or height—even small gaps between product samples do not trigger an alarm

  • Conveyor belts and screws do not affect the results
  • The sensor is unaffected by temperature or humidity
  • It provides an extreme accuracy of ±.01% moisture

This state-of-the-art sensor can be connected to the company network or any laptop. It is Ethernet or RS232 compatible and Windows-friendly to allow for real-time control of your manufacturing line and immediate analysis of the data.

Get More Information on Managing Torrefied Wood Waste Moisture

Contact us today to get answers to your questions about monitoring and controlling the moisture level in your torrefication process. Our experienced engineers will be glad to talk with you. Request a quote for adding the IR-3000 to your production line and see the cost savings you will experience.