Measuring the moisture content of kaolin clay, also known as china clay, is extremely important piece of the production process, When originally mined, it is approximately 15% to 22% moisture content. It is stored in large piles in open-sided warehouses for purposes of further drying the product. A moisture content of about 1% is the target for finished shipped product, although many steps are involved in the processing of the clay to reach this end level. The in-process control of moisture content at various stages of production can have a significant positive impact on process profitability.
OSHA has set a legal limit for permissible exposure to kaolin clay dust particles of 15 mg/m³. Finna Sensors offers a dust control option on all NIR sensors to assist in meeting this requirement.
Kaolin clay operations require real time, continuous, non-contact moisture analysis in order to properly run their processes and meet plant and regulatory goals. The need for accurate, fast, and networked moisture analysis and adjustment to online processes is critical for many production needs including:
Stop depending on a laboratory for moisture analysis that is time-consuming and often inaccurate (product is exposed to the atmosphere at each sample handling step, taking it out of the real-time, real-environment through which it is processed). Instead, depend on real-time measurements that require no contact and provide continuous feedback so you can make the adjustments that are needed the moment they are needed. This minimizes waste, increases your efficiency, and makes your mining and manufacturing processes better and more connected than ever.
Finna Sensors would be pleased to discuss your particular production needs and recommend the most efficient and effective on-line, in process moisture meter.
The OMNIR On-Line Near Infrared Moisture Sensor not only delivers accurate data instantaneously and non-destructively, it also monitors its own health to help keep your operation running smoothly. Click the button to see how Finna Sensors can assist in augmenting your kaolin clay process.Learn More