Moisture Conent in Palm Oil

Measuring the moisture and oil levels in palm pulp is a critical measurement for growers. The moisture and oil content of the palm pulp, determines how much growers are paid for their crop.


Ideally a moisture control system should be able to accurately detect moisture in raw materials, preferably at different stages of the manufacturing process, be easy to maintain and tough enough to withstand the harsh, abrasive nature of the raw materials and the mixer environment.


With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed the IR3000 Moisture Sensor which is ideally suited to measure palm pulp.


MoistTech’s IR 3000 sensor is ideal to measure moisture and oil on-line after the decanter/centrifuge. With the addition of MoistTech’s sampler system, a palm pulp sample can be measured and returned to the product stream.


Unlike other instrumentation of this type, some of the unique features of the IR3000 is that it can monitor the product even with small gaps in product flow and is unaffected by ambient light without impacting the accuracy. The sensor is insensitive to material variations such as particle size, material height & color, our moisture sensors provide continuous, reliable readings with zero maintenance and a one-time calibration with a non-drift optical design allowing operational personnel to confidently make immediate process adjustments based on real-time measurements.


MoistTech is very experienced with the moisture and oil in palm pulp. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture.

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