Renewable Energy Moisture

Efficient Moisture Control Technology

In production, renewable energy moisture is important when it comes to the efficiency and quality of the final product. For hog fuel, waste fiber, wood chips, pellets, saw dust, shavings, and forest waste, excess moisture can ruin products. And what’s worse than a wasted effort? Economical losses and decreased productivity.

What benefits can you expect? Controlling renewable energy moisture benefits include less waste, reduced energy costs, better product quality, decreased amount of downtime and 100% product inspection. Therefore users can expect to see an increase in overall efficiency, production and quality.

The Renewable Energy Moisture Sensor Can Be Used in Multiple Applications:

Bioethanol – Biodiesel – Bagasse – Biofuels – Biomass
Green Wood Chips / Wood Biomass Moisture / Wood Pellets
Hog Fuel – Sewage – Spent Grain – Straw – Trash – Waste to Energy Pellet


Despite being unsurpassed in performance, our sensors can accurately measure  moisture within tenths of a percent of most applications


MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time and are low to zero maintenance


Above all, rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration


A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days

Measurement Guidelines

The renewable energy moisture sensor should be installed to a sturdy support over the conveyor or processing line. Distance should range, on average, eight inches from the product. As a result of installing sensors in this fashion, the sensor can administer continuous readings during the entire mineral creation process. This guarantees continuous monitoring of the process, which can be controlled manually or automatically.

MoistTech’s renewable energy moisture 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. Use your best judgment to determine cleaning dates, as the longer the particles build-up, the harder it will be to erase.

What is the Solution?

Experts with MoistTech have studied moisture and its applications in manufacturing for over 40 years. That’s why we’re confident our moisture analyzers are a step above the rest. At MoistTech, we are constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology—which is how the IR-3000 came about.

We’ve combined our decades of experience and knowledge with feedback from our industry partners to create a moisture sensor capable of taking instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels with the utmost accuracy. For moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available!

MoistTech’s sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. And typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements


Locate the point in the production process in which measuring moisture will be the most crucial and beneficial. Identify how you will use the moisture measurement data for improvements and if it will tie into your PLC.

Remember this could involve more than one installation point!


An emphasis on creating a closed loop process is achieved by incorporating a moisture measurement system into the manufacturing process. Developing a proactive solution to moisture control will avoid costly downfalls.


Our experts will assess your specific application with lab tests, calibrations and accuracy results to ensure our equipment will peform for you. In additon, all of our sensors are pre-calibrated prior to being shipped to create a plug-and-play operation for the end-user.


We offer service and support throughout the world for our moisture measurement sensors and would be happy to connect you with a rep in your area. Contact us today for more information!

Understand the Process

Moreover, using the IR-3000 drastically cuts production costs. It is energy efficient, low maintenance, and decreases startup and down times. Over dried product causes waste; so does product that is too moist. With the IR-3000, these problems will no longer be an issue.

With the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process, while making the best quality product at the same time. With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise.