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Title: Furnace-Type Lumber dry Kilns

Source: Southern Lumberman, issue of December 15, 1948; 5 p.

Author(s): Torgeson, O.W.

Publication Year: 1948  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: A lumber dry kiln is usually thought of as a place where lumber can be dried more thoroughly and faster than by air-drying. The air in it must be heated continuously to replace the heat used to evaporate moisture removed from lumber. The elevated temperatures of a kiln increase the rate of moisture diffusion outward through the wood and stimulate ventilation and air circulation. If the temperature is too high, however, the relative humidity may be lowered to the point where the lumber checks excessively and such refractory species as oak may become honeycombed. “Hot boxes,” or kilns without control of temperature and relative humidity, have their limitations and may be found to be cheap only with respect to their initial cost

Keywords: drying, dry kiln, furnace-type

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 782 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/26/2015
RITS Product ID: 71929

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