Sulphur Moisture

Why Measure Moisture?

Sulphur moisture is a leading indicator of sulphur quality because the moisture in bulk sulphur contributes to the formation of a dilute acid (sulphuric or sulphurous). The presence of even this very dilute acid will corrode the carbon steel of storage tanks and piping or the concrete in other construction. The highest quality bulk sulphur has moisture levels below 0.5%–higher than that necessitates pre-treatment for many industrial applications. The effective measurement and subsequent management of the moisture content of sulphur is imperative for the production of the highest quality bulk sulphur.

MoistTech is recognized worldwide for its exceptionally accurate near infrared (NIR) sensors and software for moisture testing, measurement, and control. With years of field data and collaboration with the sulphur production industry, MoistTech developed the IR-3000 online moisture detector and software for the most accurate and reliable moisture measurement. The IR-3000 can be configured and calibrated for not only moisture measurement, but for numerous components (e.g., coating thickness, resin content, oil, protein, fat, nicotine, sugar, seasonings, and plastic film thickness) in virtually any application.

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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

Proper Installation

MoistTech’s IR-3000 should be installed at belt conveyors, along screw and drag conveyors, in down chutes, in storage bins, or in fluid-bed dryers. Install the instrument with or without the optional base and stand to provide, instantaneously, thousands of measurements per second under on-line operating conditions. The IR-3000 includes self-powered, isolated 3 x analog outputs at 4-20mA. A laptop, touch-screen tablet, Ethernet, or plant network can be used to communicate with the sensor head(s). The IR-3000 is delivered pre-calibrated, making installation extremely easy. 

The IR-3000 performs in the harshest industrial environment. Dust, foreign objects, inert materials, ambient and product temperature, and other environmental factors do not affect the reliability and accuracy of this instrument. It can be installed and relied upon for continued performance in nearly any industrial environment. The IR-3000’s unsurpassed quality is backed by MoistTech’s world-class technical support.

MoistTech Provides 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.


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

Using the IR-3000 drastically cuts production costs. It is energy efficient, low maintenance, and decreases startup and down times. Over dried product causes waste; so does product that is too moist. With the IR-3000, these problems will no longer be an issue.

Using the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process, while making the best quality product at the same time. With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise.