Mineral/Bulk Solids Applications
Instant Process Control Through Moisture Control
Moisture Level Sensing Applications For Mineral/Bulk Products
In the mineral industry, moisture measurement is very important during mineral processing from mining to the end product. With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech has thousands of installations worldwide in mineral moisture 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.
Mining companies 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. Too dry of a product can result in excess dust. Measuring moisture prior to crushing can control particle size and also provide dust suppression. During the drying stage, in-process measurements ensure optimization and elimination of over drying, which can lead to product that is out of specification, degradation and an excess of dust.
Mineral moisture control can reduce transportation costs due to shipping excess water. Additionally, moisture control stops products from freezing during shipping and transportation.
Testing mineral moisture content throughout the process also provides mineral manufacturers cost savings in energy and fuel costs, as well as having less product waste. With continuous NIR online moisture testing, manufacturers can monitor moisture levels which they in-turn, can precisely control their dryers to optimize the production process with minimum energy requirements.
MoistTech’s mineral moisture monitors are easy to set-up and use which will provide instant and precise measurements due to no constituent losses in handling. MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the mineral production process. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. On moisture analysis involving dried minerals, accuracy can be expected to be +/-0.1%. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements. For additional information or to discuss your application, please contact our headquarters.
Our Products Are Commonly Used with the Following Types of Applications:
Look to MoistTech for instant, non-destructive, non-contact moisture sensors that can be mounted above your production line, before and after dryers or sprayers, in the toughest factory conditions. Our units can be pre-programmed to ignore the changes in product size, height, and color as well as product line small gaps to keep your line moving. We offer the ability to connect to your computer network for control, management, and analysis. Connections are available with Ethernet or RS232 ports.
- Instant, reliable, repeatable results
- Our proprietary optical system is several times more efficient than our competitors’
- Our high-speed motor means hundreds more measurements per second
- Factory calibrated before delivery—no further calibration needed
- No maintenance required
- Unaffected by ambient light, dust, heat or humidity
- Designed for harsh environment
- Non-contact measurements
- Non-drift optical design
- World-wide customer service and support available
- Customer satisfaction guaranteed
- Economically priced
- Unaffected by gaps in materials, changes in color, particle height or size
- Optical window contamination alarm