Maintaining correct fertilizer moisture levels has become a critical component during the various stages of fertilizer production. Fertilizer can easily become either too wet or dry wasting manufacturer’s time and money as well as impacting the quality of the end product. With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed the IR-3000 moisture sensor that is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels in fertilizer.
By mounting the MoistTech fertilizer moisture sensor several inches above the conveyor, after the dryer, so it can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically in the fertilizer.
Although dust from the product is not normally a problem, in extreme dusty environments we recommend the installation of an air purge system to prevent the accumulation of material on the sensor’s window. In addition, if the fertilizer moisture sensor has to be installed close to the dryer outlet where it will be susceptible to extreme heat conditions, it will be necessary to cool the sensor with either air or water.
Benefits of Fertilizer Moisture Detection
- Improved Product Quality
- Lower Energy Costs
- Reduced Start-up Times
- Less Waste
- 100% Product Inspection
- Less Down time
The staff at MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the production of fertilizer. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture. Typical analog range is 1-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.
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