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Kilns Kiln Controls Drying Statistics

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Contact:

Johan Viljoen

+27 82 8755171

Henco Viljoen

+27 72 3318857

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hencov@lantic.net

  

We pride ourselves in the ability to dry timber virtually stress free, flat and without discoloration. We do not believe in using weights or strainers to keep the timber flat, neither do we condition timber after drying to de-stress it. What we believe is that through correct drying practices, one can maintain the wood's natural flexibility and strength characteristics.

Here are some results as supplied by Ockie Botha from our recently completed kiln at Miracle Timbers in Sabie, Mpumalanga - South Africa. 

This kiln dries 38 mm boards in 30 hours with less than 1% kiln defects.

Miracle Timbers - Kiln Performance Comparison

Log diameter 15-25cm, heavy 17-21 (80% intake), all from KLF thinnings

Directly out of kiln:

 

 

Old Kiln

New Kiln

Mill run suitable for optimizing plant

80%

100%

Volume recovery at optimizing plant

95%

98%+

S5 recovery at optimizing plant

 

60-70%

90%+

Mill run suitable for Laminating boards

80%

100%

Recovery: 1st Grade

 

 

75%

99%

2nd Grade 

 

 

25%

1%

FJ Glue usage

 

 

100%

15% Saving

FJ Cutter & Saw blade sharpening intervals

 

3x longer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity and Steam efficiency:

Board Thickness

Steam (kg/m3)

Electricity (kWh/m3)

25

371

13.33

38

571

20.5

50

618

24.8

 

 

Key Benefit

Higher gate in-gate out recovery
Better average selling price
Longer average length between finger joints
Less production cost
Higher return on investment

 

 

 

 

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Last modified: May 09, 2011