Moisture Monitoring Articles

  • Build your pond to last with a liquid liner

    Build a pond without providing proper sealing and you'll probably be watching your money getting washed down the drain. Pond cracks, pond holes and pond leaks can be a persistent and costly problem so heading them off before they start in the construction process is a very good idea. That means paying particular attention to lining your ...


    By Pondpro2000

  • Case study - Jämtlands Värme, Strömsund

    The boiler for Jämtlands Värme in Stromsund was built in 1987.  The old flue gas condenser, from another supplier, began leaking and needed to be replaced. Boiler: 10 MW Fuel: Bio fuels Condensor effect: 2 MW The boiler in Strömsund was built in 1987 and in 1994 it was equipped with a flue gas ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Precipitator Solves Dryer Problem

    Plum Creek Manufacturing, Columbia Falls, Montana, installed a PPC Industries electrostatic precipitator to solve a direct fired dryer dust plugging problem. The electrostatic precipitator was installed in a very congested area and the project had to be done so the dryer was off-line a minimal amount of time. Plum Creek personnel relocated existing equipment, poured concrete footings, ran all of ...

  • Calibration of a capacitance soil sensor is required to achieve the level of accuracy required for satellite ground truthing

    Why not make it easy with a non-capacitance based soil sensor like the HydraProbe? This study published in American Meteorological Society's BAMS journal demonstrates the extent of variability in readings one can expect with a soil moisture sensor based on capacitance technology.  To ...

  • High Quality Moisture Analysis for High Value Resins

    Whether you’re making syringes or turkey basters, pacemakers or milk jugs, maintaining the correct moisture content in your resins is essential to your production process. Join us February 9-11 in Anaheim, CA at Plastec West / MD&M West, booth 3920, and see why our instruments are considered the leaders in moisture analysis for the medical device ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Studying soil moisture at a national level through statistical analysis of NASA NLDAS data

    The purpose of this research is to enable better understanding of current environmental conditions through the relations of environmental variables to the historical record. Our approach is to organize and visualize land surface model (LSM) outputs and statistics in a web application, using the latest technologies in geographic information systems (GISs), web services, and cloud computing. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • Moisture in Oils: The Three-Headed Beast

    Abstract Moisture contamination in in-service lube oils is perhaps one of the most destructive forms of engine corrosion second only to particle contamination.  Water contamination in oil can be categorized into three forms of water; Free, emulsified, and dissolved.  All forms of water have direct consequences to the oil and gears of the engine, but indirect consequences as ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Time is of the essence in plastics

    Introduction Determining the moisture content in plastics is an important step in the extrusion and molding process of many industrial resins.  Excessive moisture content can lead to microscopic steam pockets that can blister or weaken the integrity of the molded product.  Plastic pellets in a saturated or ‘wet’ state can also mislead buyers of bulk plastic since ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Analysis of fire behaviour simulations over Spain with WRF-FIRE

    Wildland fire spread and behaviour are complex phenomena owing to both the number of involved physico-chemical factors, and the non-linear relationship between variables. Spain is plagued by forest and brush fires every summer, when the extremely dry weather sets in along with high temperatures. The use of fire behaviour models requires the availability of high resolution environmental and fuel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hydrogen annealing ovens case study

    Application Moisture is measured in hydrogen annealing ovens. Problem Hydrogen gas is used in annealing furnaces manufacturing stainless steel and other metal parts. High-moisture concentrations in the hydrogen will oxidize the metal, resulting in an unusable product with a surface finish that is too dark. Equipment Any ...

  • Argon and Nitrogen in Glove Boxes and Blanketed Chambers case study

    Application Moisture is measured in argon or nitrogen when it is used as a blanketing gas in glove boxes and other blanketed applications. Problem The presence of moisture in the blanket gas for a glove box causes serious contamination problems especially when welding or conducting moisture-sensitive chemical reactions. Moisture causes product contamination, ...

  • Instrument air case study

    Application Moisture is measured in instrument air to ensure that the air is properly dried. Problem Instrument air is used through-out a facility to protect delicate electronics, instruments, and to operate key process actuators. Many instruments also use instrument air to operate various pneumatic operators they might possess. Too frequently, there is ...

  • Heat treatment of steels and other metals case study

    Application Moisture is measured in the blanketing gases that are used in the treatment of steel. Problem Inert blanketing gases are required during the heat treatment of steels to prevent oxidation of the metal product. At heat-treating temperatures, moisture and oxygen will readily react with the metal to form an undesirable metal-oxide coating on the ...

  • Hydrogen-cooled electric generators case study

    Application Moisture contamination is measured in the hydrogen gas used to cool large stationary electric generators. Problem Hydrogen is used to cool the bearings and other rotating parts of large stationary electric generators. Hydrogen is the best choice for a cooling gas because of its unique combination of high thermal conductivity and low viscosity. In ...

  • For a Green Future: an Overview of Biomass Energy in China

    Biomass energy Biomass refers to biological materials or organic materials which is renewable and sustainable and could be used as a fuel source. The energy derived from the biomass materials  is called biomass energy. Biomass energy as one type of renewable energy has be developed with priorities in China. Current situation of Biomass resource in China ...


  • Integration of Fischer-Tropsch fuel production with a complex oil refinery

    The oil refining industry is facing harder policies on renewable content in its products. One way to meet this is to produce diesel and gasoline from gasification of biomass via a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis. In this paper, heat integrating a biomass-to-FT syncrude process with a refinery is compared to a stand-alone biomass-to-FT syncrude process, in terms of the consequences for GHG ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HP, Israel - Sialex helping keep air quality “just right” in Israel’s Hi-Tech industrie case study

    Air quality must be kept within tight tolerances when working with printed circuit board assemblies (a key process in the manufacture of Hi-Tech print engines). Too little moisture in the air in the production hall results in an “electrostatic” build up which can lead to “shorting” of circuit boards. Water vapor is introduced into a production hall through a system of ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Lumber yard woes

    A local lumber yard was experiencing an unusual problem of mold growing on their wood trim and molding products which were stored under cover in an unheated storage area. Investigation: The lumberyard storage area is a three sided structure such that exterior air freely infiltrates the area. The location is in an area where fog is a frequent occurrence and the lumber is subject to 100% ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Monitoring the performance of moisture purifiers for process gases

    Problem Statement Moisture purifiers are a big aid in keeping moisture levels under control inside a process chamber. They are provided by manufacturers with certain life expectancies, which vary depending on the moisture content of the gas being purified. As a result, it is difficult to determine which gases have a high moisture content and which moisture purifier is becoming ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

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