Moisture content in renewable-energy applications

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Moisture is important in any manufacturing process. However, when it comes to hog fuel, waste fiber, wood chips, pellets, sawdust, shavings and forest waste, excess moisture can ruin products and lead to economic losses and decreased productivity. 

MoistTech CorpThe benefits of renewable-energy moisture control include less waste, reduced energy costs, better product quality, decreased downtime and 100% product inspection. 

The renewable-energy moisture sensor should be installed on a sturdy support over the conveyor or processing line. Distance should be, on average, 8" from the product. By installing sensors in this fashion, they can administer continuous readings during the entire mineral creation process. This guarantees continuous monitoring of the process, which can be controlled manually or automatically. 

Each renewable-energy moisture sensor comes standard with an optical window to prevent flying particles from caking. MoistTech recommends cleaning the optical window from time to time to prevent damaging buildup. Use your best judgment to determine cleaning dates, as the longer the particles build up, the harder they will be to erase. 

MoistTech’s sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements. 

MoistTech’s renewable-energy moisture sensor can be used in the following applications: 

  • Bioethanol 
  • Biodiesel 
  • Bagasse 
  • Biofuels 
  • Biomass 
  • Green wood chips / wood biomass moisture / wood pellets
  • Hog fuel
  • Sewage 
  • Solar panels
  • Spent grain
  • Straw 
  • Trash 
  • Waste to energy pellet
  • Wind turbines

MoistTech Corp will exhibit at Ceramics Expo 2018 on Booth 331.