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Online moisture measurement of wood chips in the silo

Construction materials industry M-Sens 2


Lime plant (Germany)


Wood chips

Material humidity: 

8 - 14 %

Conveyor mechanism

Conveyor mechanism

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  


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