Explosives and Nitrocellulose Moisture

Explosion Proof Moisture Control

When working with volatile chemicals, both the upper and lower levels of moisture need to be considered. Moisture measurements must be continuously taken to track explosives and nitrocellulose moisture. MoistTech’s sensors can give you the continuous readings you need.

MoistTech has developed an explosion proof sensor that is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels in explosives and nitrocellulose. Regardless of what phase of the process the chemicals are in, our sensors can measure and provide continuous readings. In the lab or on the line, our NIR moisture sensors will take readings without needing any physical contact with the chemicals or other raw materials. Also, material variations have no effects on the sensor.

Correct readings can keep chemicals from being overly dried. Once the optimal moisture level has been determined, the MoistTech’s NIR sensor, with the help of your team, will keep it there.

Our chemical moisture sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. For moisture analysis involving dried chemicals, accuracy can be expected to be +/-0.05%.

Once calibrated, the NIR sensor is maintenance free.

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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


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

Significant Cost Savings

By having the ability to control your explosives and nitrocellulose moisture levels in your manufacturing process, fuel and energy costs are reduced. The drying process is one of the largest users of energy in the entire process. The right moisture sensor can help reduce drying times and save you money. In addition, there is a reduction in the waste of raw materials.

Is MoistTech the Solution?

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.

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. When it comes to moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available.


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.


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!

When you call MoistTech, our staff will help you determine which sensor will best fit your needs – let’s get started!

Understand the Process

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.