Forest Waste Moisture
Benefits of Moisture Control
Excess moisture in forest waste products can quickly ruin or lower the quality of the product. In turn, this can cause slow-downs in production and cost money in energy or wasted product.
Continual and accurate forest waste moisture detection is paramount in processing. Saving money is faster and easier when problems are identified and addressed early on.
At MoistTech, we are happy that our customers using our sensor system when processing forest waste are able to deliver a higher-quality product more consistently to their customers.
Our sensors provide great benefits to our customers in the business of processing forest waste, including:
- Significant Resin Cost Savings
- Reduced Start-up Times
- Lowered Energy Costs
- Less Product Waste
- Less Downtime
- Improved Quality of Product
- 100% Product Inspection
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
COST OF OWNERSHIP
A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days
Install our forest waste moisture sensor with sturdy support about eight inches over the conveyor belt or product. Our sensor is unique because it can deliver continual, accurate readings even with small gaps in product flow on the belt.
Monitor the process either manually or automatically. Both ways still ensure accurate readings. We also provide a viewing area for real time process measurement using sapphire optics to develop sample systems and optical windows. View more details about this process in our section in sampling technology.
Our sensor functions well in environments that produce dust. If your environment, however, produces an extremely dusty workspace, you should consider installing an Air Purge System to keep your sensor running as accurately as possible.
We also recommend monitoring your sensor for overheating if it needs to be installed close by a high-heat area, like a dryer outlet. Cool air or water is helpful to keep the sensor cool and functioning properly.
What is the Solution?
At MoistTech, we understand the requirements to successfully produce biomass from forest waste. 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. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.
Check out our other wood moisture applications to learn more.
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.
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.