Crushed Limestone Moisture

Crushed limestone moisture is one factor that affects pollution emissions during processing. Contributing to the variability of uncontrolled emissions are those factors that are directly linked to moisture content, notably geographical location and weather (which may vary by season). Controlling the moisture content of crushed limestone while processing is critical to meeting emission requirements.

MoistTech’s Solution

Developed with input from our partners in the mineral industry combined with our more than 40-years experience, MoistTech’s IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture transmitter is unsurpassed in the industry. Our technology boasts

  • Non-contact measurement of virtually any product or raw material
  • Proven reliability, stability, and performance in the mineral industry
  • An optical system several times more efficient than competitors
  • A large, intense, quartz halogen light source
  • Product-loss software capability to ensure the most accurate, true moisture reading
  • Factory pre-calibration to your specific application; and many other advantages


The durable IR-3000 moisture sensor can be installed at conveyors, in down chutes, or in storage bins. The sensor should be positioned directly over the crushed limestone for continual automatic readings or instantaneous manual readings. It is delivered pre-calibrated for your specific application. For installation instructions, including the use of the option base and stand, please consult the IR-3000’s complete installation instructions.


The IR-3000 is built to perform in the harshest manufacturing environments. With years of performance metrics from the field, the IR-3000’s state-of-the-art components has proven durability. Dust, gaps, inert material, or foreign objects from the environment and within testing samples are accounted for in the product-loss software, ensuring accurate moisture measurements.

Benefits of Testing Crushed Limestone Moisture

The benefits of measuring the moisture in crushed limestone include

  • Improved quality
  • Lower energy costs
  • Less waste
  • 100% product inspection
  • Less downtime

Use the moisture content information provided by the IR-3000 to control overall product quality, in real time, during production.

Contact MoistTech

We would be happy to discuss how the IR-3000 will benefit your application. To learn how MoistTech’s IR-3000 NIR online moisture sensor can help you save money in the processing of and improving the quality of your crushed limestone, contact us today!