Moisture in Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF)
Is Moisture Costing You Money?
Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is created from recuperated waste. It is a high-yield source of energy that produces heat and electricity, along with being a waste disposal alternative. Consisting of dried, non-hazardous waste which can be redeemed with incineration on local sites (household waste incinerators) or on high capacity industrial plants.
Consistent on-line moisture control permits waste-to-energy plants to uncover considerable cost savings in energy and transportation from excess water. Manufacturing plants furthermore reduce the amount of use on equipment, which decreasing their lifespan, from the dust and ash build up and avoids obstructions on the conveyor that can also lead to boiler shut downs.
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
Rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration
COST OF OWNERSHIP
A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days
Control the Process
SRF preparation is typically accomplished directly on waste sorting and recovery sites, representing complementary activity that also creates jobs.
The SRF preparation lines are deployed to treat the waste in a 5-step process: crushing, drying, sorting, second crushing, pelletizing.
Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% for ash moisture applications with a moisture range of 0-30% moisture. We reccomend installing the sensor 4-8” (inches) above the conveyor belt. Operators then have the ability to continuously monitor the process and control the moisture content manually or automatically. For the best monitoring and control, the sensor(s) can be directly connected to the users PLC or any laptop.
MoistTech Provides the Solution
Competing instruments do not ability to monitor the product with small gaps in product circulation as well as remain unaffected by the ambient light impacting accuracy. MoistTech’s IR3000 is suited for installations on chain conveyors and screw conveyors.
MoistTech has 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. We’re constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology—which is how the IR-3000 came about.
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!
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.
MoistTech’s experts will assess your specific application with lab tests, calibrations and accuracy results to ensure our equipment will peform for you. All of our sensors are pre-calibrated prior to being shipped to create a plug-and-play operation for the end-user.
Understand the Process
SRF preparation is usually carried out directly on waste sorting and recovery sites, for which it represents a complementary activity which in turn creates more jobs. The SRF preparation lines are deployed to treat the waste in a five-step process: crushing, drying, sorting, second crushing, pelletizing. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2 percent for ash moisture applications with a moisture range of 0 to 30 percent moisture. Once installed, operators can continuously monitor the process and control the moisture content either manually or automatically.