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12.09.2019  |  1412x
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Why Moisture Measurement is Crucial in Your Process

Increase Production Efficiency by 400%

Moisture measurement and control can:
•Reduce Dryer Usage and Energy Costs
•Proper Control of the Infeed and Dryer Exit
•Better Quality of Final Product
•Consistency of your final product
•100% Product Inspection
•Dust and Fire Elimination
•Reduce Purchase Costs from Water Weight

Moisture is important in any manufacturing process, but when it comes to waste alternatives, excess moisture can ruin products. And what’s worse than a wasted effort? Economical losses and decreased productivity. With continuous online moisture measurement, waste-to-energy plants will find huge money savings. From savings in transportation due to weight of excess moisture, to savings in water usage for dust suppression and clean-up. Plants also reduce the amount of wear and tear on equipment due to the dust and ash build up and prevent blockages on the conveyor resulting in shutting down the boiler.

In waste-to-energy facilities, controlling the ash residue is a critical concern of plant operators. After combustion, the ash residue that is left, is sprayed with water to reduce dust and odors which is then transported to landfills/moonfuls. However, too much or too little moisture can create several problems for waste-to-energy plants.
Managing the ash residue is important step for many reasons at incineration facilities around the world. From minimizing the possibility of ash dust inhalation and ingestion of employees, to preventing ash being absorbed into the environment, as well as, to lowering transportation costs due to weight. With MoistTech’s NIR Moisture sensor operators will be able to instantly and continuously measure ash moisture and control these problems.

Preventing airborne dust and controlling weight of the ash, MoistTech recommends installing a sensor after combustion and moisture spray. From past installations and depending on the matrix of the ash, the optimum moisture range is 15-18% with a target of 15% for control of dust and weight of the ash. The moisture content lowest point is 12-14% before the ash becomes airborne and above 25% moisture the ash turns into mud that contains surface moisture (liquid) making it very heavy and expensive to haul away.

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