Hog Fuel Moisture

Why Moisture Control Matters?

Raw materials for hog fuel demand precise moisture content for optimal boiler operation. MoistTech Corp’s IR-3000 offers instantaneous moisture readings during material conveyance, empowering operators to blend raw materials to the exact moisture levels needed for efficient combustion. Hog fuel moisture content is an essential factor of the process to monitor and maintain.

Sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and optical requirements are factory pre-set according to your specific application. This makes our technology ‘plug-and-play’ once it reaches your production facility. Allowing for easy installation, set-up and use. Create a closed loop process in the production line today!

Control Moisture Levels Properly

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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

Stand Above the Competition

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

Competing technologies pale in comparison to the results and accuracy provided by MoistTech Corp:

  • Instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement.
  • Ability to monitor the product even with small gaps in product flow.
  • Unaffected by ambient light, ensuring accuracy.
  • Ideal for installations on chain conveyors and screw conveyors.

Dust from the product is not usually problematic. However, in extremely dusty environments, we recommend installing an air purge system to prevent material accumulation on the sensor’s window.


Installation Tips

Mounting the hog fuel moisture transmitter several inches above the conveyor enables continuous process monitoring. Users can control hog fuel moisture content manually or automatically during the combustion process.

Sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and optical requirements are factory pre-set. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture, with a typical analog range of 0-75% moisture. Outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

MoistTech: The Ultimate Solution

With over 40 years of expertise in moisture applications, MoistTech Corp stands out as a leader in moisture analysis. Our commitment to innovation led to the development of the IR-3000, a moisture sensor that combines decades of experience with industry feedback.

Capable of instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels, the IR-3000 is the most advanced moisture testing system available. Trust MoistTech Corp for unparalleled accuracy and cutting-edge technology in moisture control.


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