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Title: Ventilation in a Dry Kiln

Source: Reprinted from the December 1931, Issue of Wood Products. p. 4.

Author(s): Loughborough, Karl

Publication Year: 1931  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified

Abstract: HAVING discussed in a general way the various conditions that affect the weight of air, a preliminary matter, we are now in a position to consider the ventilation in a dry kiln. It is often said that air in a kiln moves by suction. Ordinarily this is a misconception. Air in a kiln moves primarily under the action of its own weight. When a volume of air grows heavier than the air around it, for any reason, it flows downward just as a liquid or any other gas would do under the same circumstances. Adequate appreciation of the effect of the weight of air causing movement of air is necessary for a clear understanding of ventilation in a dry kiln.

Keywords: kiln, wood, ventilation

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 59 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/12/2013
RITS Product ID: 63476

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