Hog Fuel Moisture

Why Moisture Control?

Hog fuel raw materials require a specific moisture content in order for the boiler to operate properly and efficiently. MoistTech’s IR-3000 provides instant moisture content readings of the material being conveyed, allowing the operator to blend raw material to precise moisture levels required for efficient combustion.

The sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and optical requirements are pre-set at the factory.


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

Stand Above the Competition

  • Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture
  • Typical analog range is 0-75% moisture
  • The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements

Competing technology does not compare to the results and accuracy provided by MoistTech.

  • instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement
  • monitor the product even with small gaps in product flow
  • unaffected by ambient light without impacting the accuracy
  • ideal for installations on chain conveyors and screw conveyors.

Dust from the product is not normally a problem however in extremely dusty environments, we recommend the installation of an air purge system to prevent the accumulation of material on the sensor’s window.


By mounting the hog fuel moisture transmitter several inches above the conveyor will allow the user to continuously monitor the process and can control the hog fuel moisture content either manually or automatically in the combustion process.

Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-75% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

MoistTech 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.


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

Many biomass materials are produced as byproducts, residues or wastes from some other process, operation or industry. Most of these have a valuable energy content that can usefully be channeled into fuel. This also has the benefit of keeping the material out of a landfill. This includes wood, food waste agricultural residues, industrial waste and co-products, and aerobic plants. Some foods are specifically grown to produce energy, like corn. MoistTech Corp. provides industrial sensors to measure and control moisture in almost any type of product