Chemical Moisture Applications
By MoistTech Corp
In the chemical industry, the quality of products, raw materials and processes are held to very high standards so when it comes to quality, precision and speed they must meet the utmost of standards.
Process monitoring and control are necessary in all phases of chemical processing, from raw materials to blending to the end product. NIR moisture measurement is widely used for raw material testing, quality control and process monitoring due the instant and non-contact measurements.
With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech has thousands of installations worldwide in chemical applications. We offer both online for the continuous readings of NIR moisture measurement and laboratory NIR moisture sensors for spot tests near lines or in your quality control labs.
During the blending and mixing, processors are constantly adjusting moisture to maintain the quality of their product. Small variations and excess moisture in mixes can result in clumping affecting quality and consistencies. During drying and granulation, moisture measurements play a crucial role in the production of chemicals. In-process measurements ensure optimization and elimination of over drying, which can lead to product that is out of specification and degradation.
With continuous readings manufacturers can determine when the process has achieved its target moisture range.
Evaluating chemical moisture content throughout the process additionally supplies manufacturers with savings in energy and fuel, in addition to less product loss. Continuous NIR moisture screening allows manufacturers to check moisture levels in real-time which they in-turn specifically regulate their dryers to maximize the manufacturing process with minimal energy demands.
Realizing that many chemical processing companies use multiple primary reference measurements, either in-house or out sourced, MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors are easy to set-up and use, providing instant and precise measurements due to no constituent losses in handling. Additionally, instant measurements provide manufacturers savings in analysis cost, delivering times and shipping costs.
MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the chemical production process. Our chemical moisture sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. On moisture analysis involving dried chemicals, accuracies can be expected to be +/-0.05%. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements. For additional information or to discuss your application, please contact our headquarters.