BioEnergy Moisture Applications

Create Instant Production Efficiency with Proper Moisture Control

Why Are We Different?

Leader in Moisture Measurement & Control

Over 40 Years of Experience and Top Quality Local Support in Your Area

Zero Drifting or Re-Calibrations

Guaranteed Not to Drift or Need Re-Calibrations Over Time – Forget Any Yearly Maintenance Too!

Cutting Edge Technology

A Non-Contact Option Utilizing Near-Infrared Technology Provides Superior Data Results

Efficiency Improvements

Increase Production Efficiency by 400% or More With a Moisture Measurement & Control System from MoistTech


Software & Communications

MoistTech Does Not Require Any External Hardware and Also Provides Software Free of Charge with Unlimited Licensing Capabilities


Proactively Avoiding Quality Issues with Moisture Control

Moisture is important in any manufacturing process, but when it comes to bioenergy applications such as hog fuel, waste fiber, wood chips, pellets, sawdust, shavings, and forest waste, excess moisture can ruin products. That’s why MoistTech has created the best moisture meters to help bioenergy industries access accurate moisture readings and respond in real time!

The critical concern of moisture content exists in bioenergy applications as the excess moisture content can not only affect the product but also the equipment being used and the operational efficiency of the plant. Boilers are designed to operate with fuel of a limited moisture range; anything outside this tolerated range runs the risk of multiple inefficiencies, increased emissions, and even errors in the control system. Simple implementation of moisture measurement and control can drastically increase the overall performance instantly.

Proper Installation of NIR Sensors

Multiple installation points exist for a moisture sensor in a bioenergy setting. For a renewable energy application, it will likely be installed over the conveyor or processing line. It is important to ensure it is connected to a sturdy support and the distance should range, on average, about eight inches from the product. By installing sensors in this fashion, the sensor can administer continuous readings during the entire application creation process, guaranteeing continuous monitoring of the process, which can be controlled manually or automatically.

The sensor can also be installed on other conveying systems: chute, roller, chain, drag & elevator, chutes, cyclones & bins, before and after dryers or boilers, and pipelines or pneumatic conveying options.

Installing a moisture measurement and control system from MoistTech prevents bad products due to undesirable moisture levels. Fine-tuning the setup and process of the manufacturing line allows for instant improvements both in the product and in the efficiency with which it is produced.

Each renewable energy moisture control sensor comes standard with an optical window to prevent flying particles from caking. We recommend cleaning the optical window from time to time to prevent damaging build-up, creating the only maintenance needed. Use your best judgment to determine cleaning dates, as the longer the particles build up, the harder it will be to clean.

MoistTech understands the requirements to successfully produce renewable energy and our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory for the easiest installation process.

  • Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture
  • Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture
  • Outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements

Benefits of On-LineMoisture Analysis

Our moisture meters’ bioenergy applications have multiple benefits when it comes to moisture control:

  • Less Waste or Downtime on Processing Line
  • Reduced Energy Costs
  • Efficient Dryer Control Creates Large Savings
  • Increased Product Quality
  • Total Product Inspection
  • Plant Production Efficiency
  • Low Cost – Instant ROI

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Are you looking to measure and control the moisture within your process? We have installed thousands of sensors in even the harshest conditions and would strive to earn your business!

Near-Infrared Moisture Detection is State-of-the-Art

The precision of NIR moisture sensors can help increase the quality of your product resulting in less lost time and money. 

Combining our long experience with improvements suggested by our customers, we’ve designed a better, more precise and more accurate NIR moisture sensor.

More Precision Than Other Technologies

The 3000 Series Near Infrared moisture sensor is designed to not only be more accurate but to be low maintenance as well. An initial calibration is all it takes, and our NIR moisture sensor is ready to go. The IR-3000 uses NIR technology to take precise measurements in percentage wet and percentage dry, allowing you to make real time adjustments either automatically or manually. Our NIR moisture sensor will help you achieve a better, more consistent product.

Instant ROI

The most “bang for the buck” happens when you can control the moisture in the process through an automatic, feed-back-loop control system. A feed-back-loop changes the process based on the in-line measurement. If the collection and analysis of real-time data is the only purpose of the testing, but the analysis of the data has potential to define substantive future process changes, an in-line solution may have a high potential ROI.

Avoid Downtime with Quick Measurements

Enjoy immediate adjustments to your process based on real-time measurements from our online NIR sensors. Avoid costly downtime and excessive scrap by catching any out-of-tolerance readings as quickly as possible. Immediate changes can be made to your production line to stop extra waste and keep the line moving. Connect our sensors directly to your PLC by RS232 or Ethernet for complete software control of your line.

Unbeatable Accuracy & Reliability

Our non-drift optical design gives you repeatable results in the most accurate measurements available. Calibrated from the factory, the sensor requires no further maintenance to maintain their accuracy. Results are unaffected by heat or humidity.

Bioenergy Moisture Processing

When you’re creating bioenergy products, the last thing you want is to lose product or time because of improper moisture levels. At MoistTech Corp, we’ve engineered the leading, most-reliable moisture sensors for the bioenergy industry.

Client Testimonials

“Not only can the IR3000 measure moisture but we also apply a water based coating to some of their product and the sensor can measure the thickness of the coating at a very successful accuracy. Installing the IR3000 online sensor will help us act immediately in any issues that might arise during production.”

Paper/Pulp Industry

“I have seen over a 20% decrease in production rates simply because the inbound biomass wasn’t a consistent moisture, not to mention there is a possibility of plugging the mill. We have found that by using MoistTech’s IR3000 sensors we are able to make adjustments to the dryer programming system to provide in a more consistent biomass moisture rate in real time which directly correlates to a higher production capacity and better pellet quality.”

Pellet Processing Industry

“The MoistTech sensor is the only product that can measure to accuracy of 0.1% on screw conveyors. THe patented software removes any effect of the screw and only measures the product, making other sensors obsolete. This equipment is ideal for our DDG operation!”

DDG/Ethanol Industry