Sampler or a Sample
probe may be required for measurement
within a vertical chute, and a sight
window if product flows through
inclined ducting or is contained within a fluid bed dryer.
diffuser is recommended if the
environment is dusty, and a vortex
cooler if it’s hot(> 50
°C). If there is discontinuous flow of product, one or
loss sensors will enable the gauge
to update measurements only when the gauge is viewing product.
Gauge outputs, Operator Interface
360 is available with or without a local operator interface
or display as all the processing is carried out within the
sensor head and the measurement is output via 4-20mA, 0-10V,
RS232, RS485 or any bus. Installation time and effort is minimised
by dispensing with a local OI, but should samples be collected
for cross checks an OI is useful... in this event, one could
be simply plugged into the gauge at the sampling location.
In the event installation online isn’t
feasible owing to; space constraints, lack of potential installation
locations (owing to the nature of the production process)
or the fact there are multiple measurement locations, an MCT
660 or MCT 660P can be used at-line
or within a laboratory.
Gauges are delivered pre-calibrated wherever possible using
customer samples or existing samples at our Production or
UK site. Accuracy is application dependent, moisture measurements
ranging from +/- 0.05% to +/- 0.5% , other measurements include
oil, or organic content within an inorganic (non NIR absorbing
material) material. Typically accuracy is better than for
minerals or naturally occurring materials as there is less
inherent compositional variation.