Container Kiln Concept and Technology

Container Kiln Concept and Technology The concept of the Global Container Kiln is to provide an affordable chamber and process to green lumber, timbers, poles and flooring for value-added profits. Many lumber processors sell their wood green, while the real money in wood products is the kiln drying and secondary processing of the lumber. Whether if it’s producing kiln dried siding, or log cabin home parts, a dry kiln is needed to stabilize the wood before it can be machined and sold. The addition of a kiln to heat treat and dry lumber reduces inventory time, kills insects, and gives …

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Common Kiln Questions

The Most Commonly Asked Questions About The Global Container Kiln 1. What is a dry kiln and how does a conventional kiln work? Conventional dry kilns have been in existence for over 50 years now. The basic concept is to dry wood products using airflow, humidity control and moisture extraction. Fans evenly distribute the heat which extracts moisture and the vents allow the humid air to be removed from the kiln. A simple controller constantly monitors and adjusts the heat and venting to maintain proper humidity in the kiln for accurate drying. Over a given period the temperature is raised …

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Wood Terms

Glossary of Wood Terms   Backhaul A delivery by tractor-trailer originates from where the trailer is loaded, the load is delivered to a destination, then the trucker returns home. If the return is also a paying load to be delivered to the vicinity of the trucker’s home, that load is called a backhaul. If the trucker returns home empty, that run is called a “deadhead.” Band sawmill An evolution in sawmill technology that uses a thinner band saw blade (less kerf therefore less sawdust waste) than a circular saw. It also has teeth on both sides that allows cuts to …

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Lumber Dry Kiln: Warp

Warp William T Simpson of the Forest Products Laboratory maintained at Madison, Wisconsin by the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture in co-operation with the University of Wisconsin, discusses the common forms of warp and what can be done to minimize them in the timber drying process. Warp in lumber can cause significant yield losses and discourage the utilization of lumber from warp-prone species. All warp can be traced to two causes; differences in shrinkage within the wood as it dries, and growth stresses. Although little can be done to prevent shrinkage or growth stresses, we can …

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Tropical Hardwoods

TEAK Also known as the “King of Woods”, Teak is amongst the most precious in the world. Naturally rich in oils, its color is golden to dark brown, sometimes reddish brown. It is easily worked, and dresses to a very smooth finish. Teak is very durable and resistant to moisture and the drying effects of exposure to weather and is unique in that it does not cause rust or corrosion when in contact with metal. Teak is highly sought after in the boat industry and is also used for flooring, carving, joinery, fine furniture and cabinetry, doors, paneling, turnery and …

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