Hog Fuel Moisture

Having the correct hog fuel moisture levels of raw material in-fed to the boiler is a critical component of the combustion process.


The IR-3000 hog fuel moisture transmitter provides instant moisture content of the material being conveyed, allowing the operator to blend raw material to precise moisture levels required for efficient combustion.


With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge and experience, MoistTech has developed a hog fuel moisture sensor that is ideally suited to measure the moisture levels during the combustion process.


Moisture measurement and control is a crucial aspect in the bioenergy application. MoistTech’s new IR3000 Moisture Sensor allows you to do instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement. 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 IR3000 is also ideal for installations on chain conveyors and screw conveyors.


Dust from the product is not normally a problem however in extreme 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 sensor several inches above the conveyor will allow the user to continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically in the combustion process. The unique feature of the IR 3000 is that can monitor the process even with small gaps in product flow without impacting the accuracy.


MoistTech is very experienced with the moisture sensing requirements in the combustion process using forest products residue. 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.


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