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Title: Use of Kiln Samples in Operating a Lumber Dry Kiln

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Report No. 1607; revised March 1954; 16 p.

Author(s): Forest Products Laboratory,

Publication Year: 1954  View PDF »

Category: FPL Reports (Historical)

Abstract: The usual procedure in the operation of lumber dry kilns is to dry the lumber through the use of prescribed drying schedules of temperature and humidity.2 The dry-and wet-bulb temperatures used during the drying period are based on the moisture content of the stock being dried. It is impracticable to obtain moisture-content values on all the stock or on a limited number of long boards in the kiln charge. It has been found, however, that kiln samples cut from boards representing the material being dried can be used to determine, with sufficient accuracy, the moisture content of the charge as a whole whenever desired.

Keywords: Lumber, kilns, drying

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 601 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/20/2013
RITS Product ID: 63934

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