Biofuel sorting and grading. X-ray inspection may be applied to biofuels such as wood chips to identify contaminants which may cause costly damage to machinery. Inspection may be performed on bulk product on conveyor belts or on fully loaded trucks. In addition to this, dual-energy X-ray technology enables accurate, continuous in-line measurement of moisture content for the grading of biofuels.
Timber inspection for sawmills. X-ray technology, particularly computed tomography (CT), reveals the internal structure of timber prior to sawing. X-ray reveals the internal structure including heartwood, splits, knots and other flaws, and foreign objects such as nails and stones. This enable the timber to be cut to maximize yield and profitability.