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Title: Accelerating the Kiln-Drying of Hardwoods

Source: Southern Lumberman Issue of July 1, 1970, p. 19-22, 24, 26-27, 30.

Author(s): Rietz, Raymond C.

Publication Year: 1970  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: That a drying schedule must be used when green or partially air-dried hardwoods are kiln-dried is generally acknowledged. No matter what kind of dry kiln is used, the drying conditions to which the wood is subjected must be modified or changed at one time or another during the drying process. These changes are made to speed up the drying rate, and they usually consist of raising the temperature, lowering the relative humidity, or both. A drying schedule is a guide as to when these changes can be made without degrading the stock. This article undertakes to point out how some of the schedules now being used successfully can be modified to gain acceleration and thereby reduce kiln-drying costs.

Keywords: Temperature, relative humidity, kiln drying, lumber, wood strength, checks, honeycombing, case hardening, kiln, kiln schedules

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 199 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/27/2015
RITS Product ID: 71950

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