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General Discussion / sawdust fueled direct fired continuous dry kilns
« Last post by Craig Jensen on January 09, 2019, 01:57:17 PM »
Anyone here have experience with sawdust fueled direct fired continuous dry kilns for softwoods?   I have been asked by my superiors about them, and all I have is a basic theoretical understanding.  No actual experience with the concept.   

Looking for pros, cons, advantages, disadvantages, and things a newbie might not expect.

Has anyone installed them in the current MACT environment and if so, any ideas on the emissions side?

Thanks in advance.

CJ
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Training / Events / 2019 Dry Kiln Operator's Short Course
« Last post by admin on December 10, 2018, 08:19:47 AM »
2019 Dry Kiln Operator's Short Course

May 14 - 17, 2019
NC State University
Hodges Wood Products Lab
Raleigh, North Carolina  27695

Contact Phil Mitchell for more information at 919-515-5581 or phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu
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General Discussion / Timber exporter
« Last post by jacksoncroll on November 22, 2018, 03:55:12 AM »
Hello, guys, this is my first post in this group and I am not sure that is this the right place to share the news with you guys or not......I am Jackson Croll from Cameroon Recently I Launched my company called Cameroon Timber Export. Who is dealing in all kind of wood (African wood, African Sawn Timber) and export these woods in Asia, Gulf countries, and at the middle east

I am not sharing the website link because I wanna maintain the decorum of this group

If you guys and if your known one is in need of timbers, lumbers, logs then please let me know I need your appreciation.

Thanks!
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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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