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Title: Quality drying in a hardwood lumber predryer : guidebook--checklist

Author: Wengert, E. M.; Boone, R. S.;

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Source: (General technical report FPL ; IMP-GTR-3):32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The IMPROVE Lumber Drying Program is intended to increase awareness of the lumber drying system as a critical component in the manufacture of quality lumber. One objective of the program is to provide easy-to-use tools that a kiln/predryer operator can use to maintain an efficient drying operation and therefore improve lumber drying quality. This report is one component of the IMPROVE Program. It is a guidebook1checklist for quality drying in a hardwood lumber predryer that kiln/ predryer operators or owners can use to readily evaluate how well their operations rate on those factors that most strongly affect drying quality, with particular emphasis on predryer operation and maintenance and lumber handling. Appendix 1 contains a shortened version of the checklist for easy duplication and filing. Appendix 2 contains the same checklist items; however, the information is arranged by drying system components for convenience in checking individual components.

Keywords: Hardwoods, Lumber, Drying quality, Kilns, Checklists. , Drying, IMPROVE Lumber Drying Program

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Wengert, E. M.; Boone, R. S. Quality drying in a hardwood lumber predryer : guidebook--checklist. (General technical report FPL ; IMP-GTR-3):32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

 


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