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Title: Outline for the drying of Softwood lumber to meet new specifications

Source: Excerpt from Proceedings, Forest Products Research and Dry Kiln Operators Meetings

Author(s): McMillen, John M.

Publication Year: 1968  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings

Abstract: The first consideration in discussion of this subject is to know what the new specifications are or will be. Until a new commercial standard is adopted, no specification is fully established. Some associations, however, have published new grading rules that specify two drying levels: ""dry"" with 19 percent maximum moisture content; ""kiln dry"" or ""MC 15"" with 15 percent maximum. For special items, a lower level can be set up, for instance, 12 percent maximum for paneling.

Keywords: Drying, air drying, forced air drying, softwood

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 175 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/06/2012
RITS Product ID: 60574

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