You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Trials of prototype roll-feed, high-temperature dryer for 8/4 southern pine
Author: Koch, Peter;
Source: Forest Products Journal, Vol. 24(5): 24-28
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Eight-foot studs measuring 1.75 by 3.84 inches in cross section were cut from veneer cores and dried in a prototype continuous kiln that provided complete mechanical restraint against warp. Twenty-four hours on a high-temperature schedule brought the pieces from 87.9 to 8.3 percent moisture content without casehardening. Crook, bow, and twist were half that found in conventionally stickered studs dried on the same schedule. It was concluded that the reduction in warp (with resultant increase in lumber value), together with the system's inherent labor efficiency, justifies continuing work on mechanical design of roll-feed continuous kilns.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Koch, Peter 1974. Trials of prototype roll-feed, high-temperature dryer for 8/4 southern pine. Forest Products Journal, Vol. 24(5): 24-28
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility