Coke & Bio Coal Moisture

Why Measure Coke & Bio Coal Moisture?

Why is it important to measure coke & bio coal moisture? Coke processing requires varying conditions to properly attain the desired outcome. In the drying stage of the process, coke ovens can account for almost 10% of the energy consumption in a plant; proper moisture measurement and control of the material prior to being utilized for energy can majorly decrease the energy usage and increase the efficiency of the production line.

Mainly used for fuel and energy, coke is a solid carbon source used to melt and reduce iron ore. The process of obtaining by-products from coke include oven processing to remove ammonia, light oils, tar, sulfur and phenol before it can be used as a heating source for the ovens.

Precise and accurate measurements of moisture content can provide the ability to immediately regulate or interfere with the production process to correct issues before they arise. With most coke applications there are multiple processes to heat and cool the product and in some instances recycle. For an immediate, repeatable solution to maintain efficiency in production, accurate moisture testing instruments are necessary.

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Wet Clenching Method

The most popular method for coke is the wet quenching method wich assumes spraying water over burning coke in the quenching tower of the process. Once cooled the coke is then screened and prepped for its final process/product. Due to the extreme conditions that can occur when processing coke, MoistTech reccommends the CCS-3000 moisture sensor for optimum results.

The CCS3000 takes accurate measurements of moisture (in % dry and % wet) allowing you to regulate moisture levels either automatically or manually. It also takes measurements of temperature, and other levels vital to coke and coal production.


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

Bio Coal

Biomass Briquette OR Bio Coal is made from agricultural, wooden and forestry wastes by high compression process without adding any chemical, glue or binder. It is thus ‘binder-less’ technology product resulting in 100% natural eco-friendly, pollution-free solid fuel. Biomass briquettes are a renewable source of energy and avoid adding fossil carbon to the atmosphere. It can provide a similar amount of energy as low-grade fossil coal and 30% – 80% more energy than wood pellets

A popular biomass briquette takes a waste produce such as sawdust, groundnut shells, cotton stalk, castor seed shells etc.; compresses it and then extrudes it to make a reconstituted log that can replace firewood and coal. A very low moisture and ash content around 8% makes briquette preferable solid fuel. Briquettes give much higher boiler efficiency because of low moisture and higher density; since bio-coal has high density, it saves transport costs and space in storage.

Moisture measurement and control is a crucial aspect in bio coal applications. It allows for instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement directly on the production line. Even with small gaps in the product, MoistTech’s technology is unsurpassed in performance.


What is the Solution for Coke & Bio Coal Moisture?

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. 


With coke & bio coal moisture, our 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 all over the world for our moisture measurement sensor  and would be happy to connect you with a rep in your area. Contact us today for more information!

Understand the Process

Moisture content in coal processing is an essential factor to monitor as the lack or excess of moisture can impact the production and quality of the final product. Without the proper handling and production processes, the quality of coal is depleted, potentially causing increased pollution. Coal has a wide moisture content range, which affects its value as fuel and determines how environmentally friendly it is to use, the production process is directly related to its quality.

Taking precise moisture measurements in the coal production process allows the ability to regulate moisture content, thereby creating a cleaner, higher quality coal. To achieve this, proper moisture measurement and control sensors are necessary.