Peat Moss Moisture

Superior Moisture Control

Peat moss moisture content is directly linked to the continued metabolism of the moss, according to research by T. Hájek and R. P. Beckett. When used as a soil amendment, the moss’ ability to continue to retain water is critical to the amendment’s success. In other applications, the moisture content of peat moss is equally important. Monitoring the moisture content of peat moss while processing it will ensure that the final product is viable.

The IR-3000 is built to perform in complex, dirty, and harsh environments. It is insensitive to ambient light, product temperature, and ambient temperature. The unit will measure moisture despite dust, inert objects, foreign objects, or gaps in the production line. With more than 40 years experience in the industry, MoistTech created the IR-3000 to withstand the industrial environment, outperforming the competition in accuracy, reliability, quality, and durability.

Because the IR-3000 can capture moisture information for 100% of the peat moss product during processing, you can adjust the moisture during processing in real time. Having the information to adjust moisture during processing means

  • Less waste
  • Less downtime
  • Lower energy costs during processing
  • Improved product quality

Compare MoistTech to Competition


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

Proper Control Over Quality

With the input of our industry partners, MoistTech developed the IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture transmitter to monitor and measure peat moss moisture in the industrial environment. The IR-3000’s sensor is capable of capturing thousands of measurements per second, providing instant, noncontact measurements for nearly any product or raw material. The IR-3000’s measurements allow for the adjustment of moisture during the industrial process, saving time and money.

Install the IR-3000’s sensor above the conveyor, in storage bins, or in chutes. Set the unit for continuous automatic measurements or manual instantaneous readings. The IR-3000 is pre-calibrated for your specific application prior to delivery, so installation and calibration are simple and quick. For specific installation instructions, refer to the complete product documentation.

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What is the Solution?

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. 


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.


Contact a mineral expert at MoistTech for additional information about the IR-3000 NIR online moisture transmitter. We would be pleased to learn about your peat moss application’s production process and to discuss how the IR-3000 will help you improve overall product quality while reducing production costs. Contact us today!

Understand the Process

Learn more about MoistTech’s moisture sensing technology. With MoistTech, you have the ability to sense moisture in your products making them even better. MoistTech Corp. has developed a wide variety of sensors and technology that will allow you to carefully inspect and track all your products moisture levels.