Wet-end runnability issues? FPInnovations’ portable infra-red moisture sensor to the rescue!

When machines at pulp and paper mills have wet-end runnability issues such as web breaks and non-uniform profiles, this often causes quality and runnability issues at the machine itself and at end-user. To understand the root causes of these problems, it is sometimes necessary to look at the wet-end moisture profile uniformity. To that end, FPInnovations has developed a technique using a portable infra-red (IR) moisture sensor that measures and analyzes moisture profile in cross-direction content at the wet-end of paper, board, or pulp machines.