At MAC Instruments, we supply our clients with a number of devices designed for moisture and humidity analysis. Both our MAC 125 and MAC 155 moisture analyzers rely on the same technology to provide reliable, NIST-traceable direct moisture level measurement. Applications that require daily in-situ calibration checks (i.e., within industries employing exhaust stacks) can opt for the MAC 155 analyzer, which features a built-in calibration system.

Applications of Our Industrial Moisture Analyzers

Our industrial moisture analyzers find application in a broad range of industries. Virtually any situation that requires the measurement of moisture and humidity stands to benefit from a MAC moisture analyzer. Some of these applications include:

Stack Emission Monitoring

Stack emission monitoring encompasses the processes of testing, sampling, and analyzing flue gases to track and measure the properties of the gas, including temperature, flow, and pressure. Our MAC moisture analyzers are well-known for their efficiency in environments where regular stack emission monitoring is required, such as:

  • Coal-fired power plants
  • Cement manufacturing kilns
  • Refineries
  • Incinerators
  • Blast furnaces
  • Gas turbines

Product Drying

Some drying applications employ hot air to remove moisture from products. While effective, this drying method can cause damage. For example, rapid increases in heat and humidity can lead to an increased risk of mold growth, while high humidity levels can cause corrosion within machinery.

Our moisture analyzers present an ideal solution for monitoring and detecting excessive humidity in drying products, such as:

  • Paper
  • Food and seeds
  • Metal parts
  • Gypsum board and drywall

Metals Processing

Some metal processing applications necessitate moisture monitoring and analysis. For example, when analyzing metal powders to ensure that specific parameters can be reproduced for future projects. Other examples of metal processing applications requiring moisture analysis include:

  • Annealing
  • Surface treatment

Cooking & Baking

Humidity has significant influence over a number of dynamic baking processes, as well as over the final quality of the cooked or baked product. Integral steps of the baking process, such as starch gelatinization and application of heat to cook food, as well as the characteristics of the food, such as size, texture, and color are influenced by humidity levels within the cooking or baking oven. Therefore, measuring moisture and humidity in food processing ovens by using moisture analyzers, and adjusting the levels accordingly, is critical.

General Industrial Applications

Our MAC moisture analyzers can also assist in a number of applications for industry and manufacturing. Even if you are not working with an oven or concerned with monitoring flue gases, you may still find yourself in need of moisture monitoring capabilities, such as if your project concerns:

  • Basic oxygen furnace (BOF) precipitation
  • Large fuel cells

Products for Humidity Measurement

At MAC Instruments, we offer a variety of products designed to provide accurate and reliable humidity measurement. From our compact humidity probes, transmitters, sensors, and meters to our steam flow meters and transmitters, our selection of products have made their way into industries and projects around the country. Our customers can select from:

  • MAC 125
    • Moisture sensor and humidity meter relies on a proprietary solid-state humidity measurement process
    • Accurate readings in extreme environments
    • No-fuss mounting capability
    • Easy-to-read humidity display
  • MAC 155
    • Built-in two-point calibration
    • Operational in temperatures ranging as high as 1200 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Built-in calibration system
    • Highly responsive to the partial pressure of water vapor
    • Available in low and high range models
  • MAC 116
    • Control flow of steam into cooking atmospheres
    • Ideal for drying and pasteurizing food products
    • Remains in-place during clean-in-place operations
    • Built-in purge system
  • Steam flow meters
    • Stainless steel construction
    • Ideal for steam injection into large machinery or ovens
    • Capable of withstanding demanding industrial environments
  • Steam flow rate transmitters
    • Ideal for chemical processing, food processing, and pulp and paper textile industries
    • Fully-calibrated
    • Stainless steel construction
    • True mass flow regardless of varying line pressures

Contact MAC Instruments Today

At MAC Instruments, we stand behind our products’ time-tested capabilities. Professionals throughout a range of industries rely on MAC moisture analyzers to not only boost efficiency, but maintain a premium quality in goods or products, or gather accurate analysis and data.

If you are interested in learning more about our specialized line of moisture analyzers, steam flow meters, and steam flow rate transmitters, request a quote or get in touch with us today.