Torrified Wood Moisture

Product Consistency

Torrefaction of wood uses high temperatures to change biomass properties to make a better fuel quality for combustion or gasification. It creates a dry product that will not rot. This makes it easier and cheaper to transport and store. Creating pellets or briquettes from wood waste makes them lighter, drier, and more stable than the biomass from which they are created.

Forest residue and urban wood waste may contain as much as 20 to 50% moisture. During the torrefaction process, the biomass is heated in an oxygen-depleted environment at 200 to 300 degrees Celsius to remove the moisture and create a higher energy content. The resulting material has 1-6% moisture.

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Our equipment never comes into contact with the product, allowing for less waste

zero drift

Our sensors are guaranteed not to drift over time – which saves time and money

closed loop

Create a closed-loop process by tying a moisture sensor into your PLC. Full control over the line!

no recalibrations

We’ve mastered the art of moisture sensors – your unit will never need to be recalibrated for the same product twice!

What is the Solution?

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!


We offer service and support worldwide 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 processes, operations, or industries. Most of these have valuable energy content that can be usefully channeled into fuel.