Potash Moisture

Ensuring Quality During Production

Moisture measurement and control is a crucial aspect in processing potash into a usable form. MoistTech’s 3000 Moisture Sensor allows you an instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement.

Having the correct moisture levels in potash is critical component during processing. Potash, an abundantly popular mined element, is primarily used for agricultural purposes. Mined potash requires processing in order to make the potassium readily available. Drying is a vital aspect of processing potash into a usable form.

MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the processing of potash. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture and up to as much as 90%, subject to application. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

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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

Installing Success

The drying process reduces moisture in potash, diminishing material handling issues such as clumping. After potash is mined, it undergoes processing to create a final potassium product in a readily available form. Agglomeration is part of the overall processing used to achieve an optimal potash product, with granulation or pelletization being the primary techniques. Moisture control is key in all potash processing.

By installing the sensor at either the entrance or the exit of the dryer, a manufacturer can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically instantly. Dust from the product is not normally a problem however in extreme dusty environments we recommend the installation of an air purge system to prevent the accumulation of material on the sensor’s window.

Diamond Standard in Moisture Control

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.


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

Proper moisture control can make a huge difference in your production output. Get yours under control by ordering an NIR moisture control device from MoistTech today!