Online moisture measurement of wood chips in the silo

Construction materials industry | M-Sens 2

Client: Lime plant (Germany)

Product: Wood chips

Material humidity: 8 – 14 %

Conveyor mechanism: Discharge through screw and rotary conveyor

Installation location:  underneath the silo (with integrated stirring device)

What measuring process was used previously: In the lab, using the weight change of the material and additionally with a hand measuring device

According to the client, the M-Sens system offers the following advantages over the formerly used methods:

  • Continuous humidity measurement
  • Simple commissioning (even by customer)
  • More cost-effective than optical measuring procedures

Client benefits:

  • Quality control of the incineration process, the lower the material humidity, the better the heating value of the wood chips
  • Customer can determine from the humidity what quantity of wood chops need to be fed into the oven
  • Quality control in the manufacturing process