PrediktIR

PrediktIR Moisture Measurement for Food and Bulk Materials

Overview

This is the newest moisture gauge of our range. It has been designed to provide high accuracy,  stable and dependable measurement to the bulk materials industries at a cost effective price. Using near infrared (NIR) non-contact principle it is suitable for many types of continuous processes and will provide real-time moisture measurements that can be used to tightly control the process and warn operators if the process is moving out of specification, thereby increasing yield and improving quality. Efficiency improvement can result in substantial cost reductions and investment payback in a matter of months.

Quick Spec

Moisture range Supply Protection rating Head construction
0-95% depending on application 24VDC IP65 Stainless steel

Operating principle

PrediktIR works on the principle that moisture absorbs specific wavelength of light. By pulsing light at different known wavelength and comparing the absorption rate to an internal reference it is possible to determine exactly by how much each wavelength is being absorbed. Using high speed signal processing the algorithm converts the infrared signals into an output that is proportional to moisture content by means calibration curve. The measurement in unaffected by changes in process conditions such as particle size, product height temperature, ambient lighting and humidity changes.

Applications

Bulk Materials

  • Biomass
  • Bagasse
  • Wood chips

Chemicals, Minerals & Building Materials

  • Ceramic powders
  • Sinter mix
  • Bauxite
  • Dolomite
  • Phosphates
  • Nitrates
  • Limestone
  • Clay
  • Sand
  • Concrete mixes
  • Power station fly ash
  • Sodium carbonate
  • Flourspar (Calcium Flouride)

NDC Technologies long experience

NDC Technologies have nearly 40 years experience in applying NIR technology to their in-process measurement systems. This experience is engineered into every gauge model to ensure that the user can easily employ the gauges without specialist knowledge yet will benefit from accurate and dependable measurement from day one.

Stable dependable measurement

Providing stable measurement is essential in helping our customers improve their process control and maximise efficiency.

Insensitive to ambient humidity and temperature

Designed for purpose and suitable for continuous in-line measurement in harsh industrial applications

Fast measurement rate

Fast measurement rate enables fast process variations to be accurately monitored ensuring the best possible process control.

Process ready

Simple configuration makes installing single or dual gauge very simple.

Low cost of ownership

Long term stability combined with industry best performance, low installation costs and no routine maintenance requirements guarantee the lowest cost of ownership over PrediktIR’s many years of service.