Accurate Moisture Measurement – It’s Important!

Written by Jung-il Kim
AMETEK Process Instruments USA

Moisture's presence in industrial processes, particularly in gas processing and chemical manufacturing, is a key concern due to its negative impact on product quality and equipment. Proper moisture measurement is crucial for maintaining process efficiency, protecting equipment, and ensuring high-quality outputs. The effectiveness of moisture analysis depends on choosing the right technology and implementing proper installation and sample handling techniques.

What you’ll learn: 


  1. Importance of Moisture Measurement: Understanding the critical role of moisture in gas processing and chemical manufacturing.

  2. Impact on Industry: How moisture affects product quality, process efficiency, and equipment.

  3. Benefits of Accurate Measurement: Improvements in process yields, reduction in operating costs, and protection of catalysts through precise moisture analysis.

  4. Critical Factors for Successful Analysis: Emphasizing the right choice of technology, installation, and sample handling for effective moisture measurement

1. Importance of Moisture Measurement.

Moisture affects the physical, chemical, and electrical properties of virtually everything. Moisture (water vapor) is an impurity in the gas processing and chemical manufacturing industries, and its presence in process gas streams adversely affects the manufacturing process and the final product quality.

2. Impact on Industry.

In fact, moisture is the most monitored impurity in any industry. If left undetected, moisture can lead to process downtime or lost end product. Moisture can cause freezing in gas process lines which, in addition to adversely affecting the product, can also damage process lines and equipment.

Accurate measurement and analysis of moisture in process gas is critical. Regardless of the technology chosen for crucial application, the success of measurement also depends on the proper installation of a moisture analyser.

Jung-il Kim, 
AMETEK Process Instruments USA 

3. Benefits of Accurate Measurement.

Accurate measurement and analysis of moisture in process gas minimizes corrosion to equipment, improves process yields, lowers plant operating costs, and slows the degradation of expensive catalysts. Control of the moisture level is critical for product quality and process optimization. (Read More)


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