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Lumber drying kiln energy audit workbook.

B.C. Hydro.

Lumber drying kiln energy audit workbook.

by B.C. Hydro.

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Published by Washington State Energy Office in Olympia, WA .
Written in English


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ContributionsPower Smart., Electric Ideas Clearinghouse.
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p.
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17589386M

Kiln drying is a process that results in green or (semi-) air-dried wood being stacked into large rooms or containers, which are then raised to high temperature (>°F) to drive off the moisture in the wood. From: Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production, Related terms: Energy Engineering; Rotary Kiln; Alternate Fuel. Conventional kiln drying is the dominating method in sawmilling due to low cost and wide adaptability, consequently drying more than 80% of all produced lumber in China (Li et al. ).

Kiln Energy Audits Dan Avery Gutchess Lumber Cortland, NY Wood Drying is Energy Intensive: • Energy needed to dry lumber. • Energy Efficiency is important. • Energy Conservation is important. • Energy Management helps Kiln Control and ability to maintain desired schedule set points. As green wet lumber enters the CDK it travels down the first ER (Energy Recovery) section where it is preheated by hot moist vapor from the central MD (Main Drying) section and the adjacent hot dry lumber. The ER sections include overhead fans and a series of dividers with side and overhead baffles.

Lumber Drying Principles 4 Unpacking 6 Prior to the introduction of the Ebac Small Scale Lumber Dryers this was true. Kiln drying was for the world of specialists: a confusing maze of kiln into the atmosphere as in energy wasteful steam kilns; this results in efficient operation. Page 5 of ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN LUMBER DRYING OPERATIONS W. Ramsay Smith College of Forest Resources University of Washington The drying of lumber is known to be the most energy intensive process in the sawmilling industry (Comstock, ). The total amount consumed depends on a number of factors which may be generally placed in two major groups; those.


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Lumber drying kiln energy audit workbook by B.C. Hydro. Download PDF EPUB FB2

We air dry for about one month, then rack the wood in the kiln and use a dehumidifier and small fan. With the insulation, we can use the kiln in the winter (in Ohio) as the returned heat from the de-humidifier and the fan motor are sufficient, or we can add a small heater.

The kiln is nearly air-tight and the de-humidifier drains through the floor. BC Hydro produced the Kiln Audit Workbook & Video because during energy audits of 90 or Lumber drying kiln energy audit workbook. book (out of the ) kilns in BC, we found that less than 50% of the kilns were not addressing the two basic requirements of efficient quality lumber drying - even air flow distribution and even heat distribution.

A Forintek study found. Identification of energy consumed in wood drying Latent heat of evaporation Heat loss from dryer Heat loss associated with vent air Sensible heat demand of wood and kiln structures Electrical energy for air movement Steam generations and delivery loss Energy demand in various wood drying systems Forced-air drying Lumber kiln drying from Nyle Systems in Brewer, Maine.

Many different kiln systems for many purposes. Over 40 years experience building kiln systems. At present, no single book adequately covers a basic understanding of wood book satisfies the need for such a work.

It describes drying in practice. This the fundamental basis of kiln-drying technology, to enable forest companies to imFrove their drying operations as high-quality timbers become scarcer and of yesteryear can no longer be tolerated. industry practice for drying eastern hardwood lumber, in-cluding dimension items.

Accent is on comparing methods for energy-saving management decisions, but practical guid-ance is also given to wood drying personnel. Air drying, accelerated air drying, and kiln drying are covered. KEYWORDS: Hardwoods, drying, air drying, kiln drying.

When lumber companies kiln dry their wood, they do so in a controlled environment using carefully monitored temperature and humidity levels in order to avoid over-drying or under-drying.

This is critical because it allows the wood to dry to the correct MC for its ultimate intended use, thereby enabling the wood to maintain stability and dimension. In dry air, the wood gives up water to the air until it is dried, as it equalizes with the air. When the air is more humid, wood absorbs water from the air.

Wood expands when it absorbs water, and shrinks when it gives up water. In worst-case winter heated conditions in northern climates, wood may dry to a moisture content of 6%. A recognized leader in lumber dry kiln technology, Wellons combines superior kiln design, engineering and fabrication with state-of-the-art control systems.

For more than 50 years, Wellons has provided steam generating plants and lumber dry kilns to the forest products industry and currently has more than 1, steam-heated lumber dry kilns in.

Kiln-drying time Literature cited Sources of additional information Products Technologist. A kiln schedule is a carefully worked-out compromise between the need to dry lumber as fast as possible and, at the same time, to avoid severe drying conditions that will cause drying defects (ch.

It is a series of dry. This publication contains suggested dry kiln schedules for most commercial woods of the world. The purpose of this publication is to make available to dry kiln operators and others interested in kiln-drying wood, kiln schedules that are completely assembled and written out for ready reference and easy use.

Kiln drying of grade hardwood lumber is carried out in a closed chamber or building in which heated, humidity-controlled air is rapidly circulated over the surface of the wood being dried. Chapter Dry kiln auxiliary equipment (PDF MB) Chapter Inspection and maintenance of dry kilns and equipment (PDF 59 KB) Chapter Stacking and loading lumber for kiln drying (PDF MB) Chapter Kiln samples (PDF KB) Chapter Kiln schedules (PDF KB) Chapter Drying defects (PDF MB) Chapter Operating a dry kiln.

Actually, the biggest hassle you may incur in drying is to come up with enough sticks to sticker your lumber with. If you are drying a thousand feet of 4/4 lumber and planning to use 1' centers, you will need sticks for that lumber. If you have different stacks of lumber drying for various lengths of time, your needs will be in the thousands.

Lumber drying kiln energy audit workbook By Topics: Lumber -- Drying -- Energy consumption, Kilns -- Energy consumption. Kiln drying lumber is an energy intensive process and can consume up to 60% to 70% of the total energy needed to manufacture lumber (Breiner and othersSimpson ).

Total energy consumption depends on many factors, including initial and final moisture content, lumber thick. AMERICAN WOOD DRYER KILN 2-chamber package type lumber dry Kiln; Complete with the following components and features: - Capacity approximat board feet of 4/4 lumber per Chamber for a total of MBF.

-- Steam Heated, requires low pressure steam (15 psi). -- (5) Fans with VFD control. -- Controls and Boiler Room (Boiler available). medium. Various studies report national energy consumption for industrial drying operations ranging from % for USA, Canada, France, and UK to % for Denmark and Germany.

The latter figures have been obtained recently based on mandatory energy audit data supplied by. Robert McGuffy has headed up the wood-drying sequence at the Anderson-Tully Company's Vicksburg, Mississippi, hardwood-processing facility for decades. At this complex, the largest of its kind in the U.S., Robert has the responsibility for air-drying, and then kiln-drying, about 70 million board feet of hardwood every year.

energy content in the air would rise quickly due to the moisture. This leads to the conclusion that the high humidity results in air with a high energy content. As we try to heat up lumber inside a dry kiln high humidity is a desirable result we wish to achieve. The high humidity also has other effects on the drying.

The energy consumption used in kiln-drying was modeled by Elustondo and Oliveira [] where their model used an empirical equation that is calibrated with experimental data consisting of lumber.Lumber drying kiln energy audit workbook Public Deposited.

Analytics × Add.Drying Lumber with a Solar Kiln. This course is designed for the small scale woodworking facility or hobby woodworker. Information about how to design, modify, build and operate a solar based on the Virginia Tech design will be presented.

Solar lumber drying provides a safe and economical way to dry lumber given limited knowledge and experience.