Hydrocarbon Coatings

Accurately Measure Moisture & Coat Weight

MoistTech utilizes near-infrared (NIR) technology that allows a for non-contact solution to provide accurate moisture readings along with the ability to measure coat weight in various applications. Hydrocarbon coating moisture & coat weight measurement during the production process allows the user full control over adjustments, resulting in lower waste and energy usage and higher quality & consistency.

Side by Side Comparison

Hydrocarbon coatings have multiple uses:

  • affordable protection from severe temperature fluctuations
  • corrosive and high load/high stress environments
  • reducing friction
  • increasing thermal stability
  • increasing wear life of parts and products
  • provide corrosion resistance & gives coating durability
  • enhance adhesion & dry time

MoistTech can easily help achieve increased product quality, lower costs, as well as instant ROI! An ideal moisture control system accurately detects the moisture levels at different stages of the process, is easily maintained and has the ability to withstand even the harshest of manufacturing conditions. Specificially designed to be unaffected by ambient light or material variations, this equipment provides continuous, repeatable, accurate readings to improve the manufacturing line and product.

Return on Investment

Hydrocarbon resins are used in paints, stained and protectants in wood, two component epoxies, marine coatings, pipe and metal coatings, with oaoer coating production, fireproofing and heat production. When the goal is to offer protection from heat, combustion, rust, abrasion, chipping, corrosion and friction, extend durability, decrease dry-time, prevent chipping or pealing, offer protection from UV rays, waterproof or provide an impenetrable layer – hydrocarbon coatings are applied. The necessity to measure the amount of moisture or coat weight in the process is ideal for the user to reduce waste and increase the efficiency of production. Users can see return on their investment of moisture measurement in as little as 30 days!


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

What is the Solution?

With our 40 years of experience and knowledge—and help from our industry partners—MoistTech has developed the IR-3000, a powerful moisture sensor capable of accurately measuring and regulating moisture levels in numerous applications. The IR-3000 stands above the competition with its immediate, non-contact measuring capabilities.


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!

Understand the Process

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