High Temperature kilns.
150 m³ chambers drying in the 120° C range.
Quick turnaround for volume drying.
85,000 m³ /pa /chamber.
ACT/ High Temperature kilns.
100 m³ chambers drying in the 90° C range.
Used for appearance grades / wides and treated timber.
COUNTER FLOW KILN (CFK)
High Temperature Double track kiln.
600 m³ chamber - continuous drying.
120° C drying temperature.
Set up to dry 50mm PMSG.
100,000 m³ /pa.
4 reconditioning chambers reconditioning at 95° C/95° C.
Boils a water bath to generate steam.
Equalises drier outer layers of timber to wetter core therefore relieving stress.
Charge needs to cool down under weights which helps to relieve residual stress 3-4 hours after reconditioning
Storage in dry shed for 2-3 days minimum prior to going to planer.
Allows dry timber to equalise with surrounding atmosphere (EMC).
Equalibriam Moisture Content is dependant on how moisture laden the surrounding air is - ie higher in the winter, lower in the summer.