Crushed Limestone Moisture

Control Profits and Moisture

Crushed limestone moisture is one factor that affects pollution emissions during processing. Contributing to the variability of uncontrolled emissions are those factors that are directly linked to moisture content, notably geographical location and weather (which may vary by season). Controlling the moisture content of crushed limestone while processing is critical to meeting emission requirements.

The benefits of measuring the moisture in crushed limestone include

  • Improved quality
  • Lower energy costs
  • Less waste
  • 100% product inspection
  • Less downtime

Use the moisture content information provided by the IR-3000 to control overall product quality, in real time, during production.

Measure Today with Unparalleled Precision


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


The durable IR-3000 moisture sensor can be installed at conveyors, in down chutes, or in storage bins. The sensor should be positioned directly over the crushed limestone for continual automatic readings or instantaneous manual readings. It is delivered pre-calibrated for your specific application. For installation instructions, including the use of the option base and stand, please consult the IR-3000’s complete installation instructions.

The IR-3000 is built to perform in the harshest manufacturing environments. With years of performance metrics from the field, the IR-3000’s state-of-the-art components has proven durability. Dust, gaps, inert material, or foreign objects from the environment and within testing samples are accounted for in the product-loss software, ensuring accurate moisture measurements.

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MoistTech is the Solution

Developed with input from our partners in the mineral industry combined with our more than 40-years experience, MoistTech’s IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture transmitter is unsurpassed in the industry. Our technology boasts

  • Non-contact measurement of virtually any product or raw material
  • Proven reliability, stability, and performance in the mineral industry
  • An optical system several times more efficient than competitors
  • A large, intense, quartz halogen light source
  • Product-loss software capability to ensure the most accurate, true moisture reading
  • Factory pre-calibration to your specific application; and many other advantages


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

Moisture measurement and control in limestone mixture. With multiple uses including building materials, civil engineering, the chemical industry, agriculture, drinking water treatment and sewage treatment. The angle of repose for hydrated lime varies considerably with moisture content.

Too much moisture can cause the product to clump, causing blockages in slaked lime and difficulty in loading and transporting material. Control proper moisture levels with the IR3000 near-infrared sensor by MoistTech and yield 100% product inspection. The IR-3000 is that it can monitor the product even with small gaps in product flow and is unaffected by ambient light without impacting the accuracy. The IR-3000 is also ideal for installations on chain conveyors and screw conveyors.