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General Discussion / Re: kiln emissions control
« Last post by MichaelM on October 06, 2018, 05:43:20 PM »
RTO - Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer.
I have not heard of any on kilns.  The capital cost for an RTO would be more than that of the kiln and consume lots of energy.  It heats the exhaust air to about 1600F to change all organics to CO2 and H2O.  Some of the energy is recovered (regenerative), but they are still large consumers of natural gas.  To use one you must capture all the exhaust gas meaning ductwork in kiln or to all vents. They are common on board presses and some veneer and particle dryers.
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General Discussion / Re: kiln emissions control
« Last post by ingo wallocha on October 05, 2018, 03:06:50 PM »
What is that? Never heard of it.
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General Discussion / kiln emissions control
« Last post by Craig Jensen on October 04, 2018, 04:07:02 PM »
Anyone aware of RTO being used on lumber dry kilns anywhere? (Regerative Thermal Oxidizer)

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General Discussion / Re: Dry kilns emissions reduction
« Last post by ingo wallocha on October 03, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
I will buy you as many beers as you like. You will need them after having seen our kiln ;-)
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General Discussion / Re: Dry kilns emissions reduction
« Last post by Keith Haigh on October 03, 2018, 05:03:23 PM »

Congratulations on the sale Ingo, I will come and visit the kiln, but you have to buy the beer !!!
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General Discussion / Re: Dry kilns emissions reduction
« Last post by ingo wallocha on October 03, 2018, 04:56:33 PM »
Keith,
As much as I value you opinion but there is nothing which saves more energy than a proper vent heat exchanging system. We have air/liquid heat exchangers which are maintenance free and super efficient. Our continuous kilns without heat exchangers are as energy efficient as any CDK. With heat exchangers we are up to 25% more efficient. So I suggest you wait until we have the first kilns up and running in Maine and you come and for the first time in your life see a real kiln.
So long,
Ingo   
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Training / Events / Southeastern Dry Kiln Fall Meeting
« Last post by admin on October 02, 2018, 09:55:26 AM »
Hold the Date for the Fall 2018 Meeting of the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club

Don't forget to register for the Fall Meeting of the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club. The technical session will be hosted and a tour will be given by Jordan Lumber Company.  Jordan Lumber is a modern pine sawmill that has continuous kilns that measure moisture content during drying.  You need to come and see how this system works! We will also tour the Mohawk fiberboard plant located nearby.  The complete agenda is listed below.  The special hotel rate is guaranteed for reservations made through October 18 (see below).

FALL 2018 MEETING (Overview)
WHEN:           Thursday, Nov. 8 - Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
WHERE:         Technical Session at Jordan Lumber Human Resource Building,
                        located at 1939 NC-109, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306
Tour #1 - Jordan Lumber, Mt. Gilead, NC
Tour #2 - Mohawk Industries, Mt. Gilead, NC

Thursday - November 8, 2018
 
1:00 PM Technical Session
•   KDS Windsor System for Measuring Moisture Content in Continuous Dry Kilns,
 Rob Girardi, Kiln Drying Systems and Components, Hendersonville, NC.
•   Moisture Measurement and Data Analysis,
 Ron Smith, Wagner Meters, Rogue River, OR.
•   USNR Moisture Measurement System During Drying,
 Mike Sanders, USNR-Irvington Moore, Jacksonville, FL.
4:00 Troubleshooting Q & A Roundtable
 - Bring your drying problem examples
4:30 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Business Meeting
6:00 Dinner - The Tillery Tradition Country Club, 214 Tradition Dr., Mt. Gilead, NC 27306                Dinner is sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club
 
Friday - November 9, 2018
 
Please bring your PPE (hardhat, safety glasses, earplugs) if available.
•   Tour #1 - Jordan Lumber, Mt. Gilead, NC
•   Tour #2 - Mohawk Industries, Mt. Gilead, NC
Meeting will adjourn from Tour #2

For more information or to register click here

REGISTRATION:  To preregister download the registration form (click here).   Cutoff date to register is November 2nd.  The registration fee is $40 per person.  This includes the dinner.  There is no registration fee for spouses (or significant other) of members, or retired and lifetime members.  Please prepay by sending a check payable to the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club and mail it to Phil Mitchell (phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu), NC State University, Campus Box 8003, Raleigh, NC  27695-8003.  You can either FAX the completed form to (919-515-6302) or email the form to Phil Mitchell (phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu) to let us know you are coming so that we can plan the dinner. You can still pay (cash or check) at the door, but it makes our job easier if you pay-in-advance. 
 
HOTEL: The meeting hotel will be the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES, 500 Leonard Avenue, Albemarle, North Carolina.  The hotel's phone number is (704) 986-2100.  You must make your own hotel reservations if you plan to attend.  Ask for the DRY KILN CLUB rate of $99.00 per room per night plus tax.  The hotel cutoff date to get this special rate is October 18, 2018.   Please make your hotel reservations now so you are not left without a room. 

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Training / Events / OSU Lumber Drying Workshop
« Last post by MichaelM on September 13, 2018, 02:11:50 PM »
Oregon State University will hold the 70th annual lumber drying workshop on December 10-12, 2018.

One day will be spent on wood as a material and how it dries, culminating with drying schedules.  One day will be spent on kiln equipment, how to operate it, and how to maintain it.  One-half day will be devoted to quality control.  Throughout all parts, how the kilns connect and interact with the sawmill and planer will be covered.

More details at http://owic.oregonstate.edu/2018-lumber-drying-workshop

Hope to see you there.
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Training / Events / West Coast Dry Kiln Assciation Fall Meeting
« Last post by admin on September 13, 2018, 12:19:08 PM »
West Coast Dry Kiln Association Fall Meeting

Please make a note in your calendars! We are planning a Fall meeting for October 27.  The meeting will be held at the Bridgeside Restaurant in Cascade Locks, Oregon, followed by a kiln tour at the WKO sawmill in Carson, Washington.  Check back for more details as they become available.

You'll be in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, which offers a great variety of lodging, food, and shopping, so this is definitely a candidate for a weekend getaway.

In addition to this web page, we will send emails to those members for which we have email addresses to keep you up to date.

MORE GOOD NEWS:
Dr. Mike Milota has scheduled an OSU Dry Kiln Workshop for 2018!  Go to the links page and click the link for details.

For more information or to register, Click Here
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Job Postings / Dry Kiln Technician - Camden, SC
« Last post by admin on September 13, 2018, 10:09:29 AM »
Dry Kiln Technician
Posting ID:        17483
Location:            Camden Plant_2000 (SC03)

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.
 

The Opportunity:
Dry Kiln Technicians are responsible for measuring the moisture content of the lumber using various techniques and make the proper adjustments to the temperature, humidity and ventilation of the kilns to ensure the product reaches its specific moisture content requirements. Our technicians also maintain records and assist with preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment in addition to loading and unloading lumber.

Requirements:
  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Available to work all shifts including days, nights and weekends
  • Completion of grade 12, a GED or a minimum of 2 years related work experience, or equivalent training (eg. OSHA tickets, forklift certification, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process would be an asset
  • Knowledge of heating systems, kilns and other related power equipment would be an asset

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.


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