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Title: Chapter 04 Inspection and Maintenance of Dry Kilns and Equipment

Source: USDA Agricultural Handbook AH-188: Dry Kiln Operator's Manual

Author(s): Boone, Simpson

Publication Year: 2001  View PDF »

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Category: Agricultural Handbook

Abstract: Adequate kiln maintenance is as essential to efficient dry kiln operation as good design and construction. Adequate maintenance can be accomplished only through regular, frequent inspections of the kiln andauxiliary equipment. If inspections reveal the need for repairs or replacements, they should be made as soon as possible to avoid drying problems. Regular, systematic inspections should cover such items as the kiln structure; doors; floor; tracks; control equipment; heating, spraying, and venting system; trucks; lumber-handling equipment; and general housekeeping. To make sure that inspections are thorough, the operator should note the condition of the kiln structure and the equipment on a checklist. The checklist at the end of this chapter can be made to fit any specific kiln installation.

Keywords: Dry Kiln Operator's Manual Dry Kiln Operators Manual

File size: 59 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/10/2009

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