Kiln Dried Fuel

FD100 kiln
EBAC FD100 Timber dehumidifier / drying kiln

Today it is essential that wood is technically dried prior to use. The condition of the wood and its drying degree are decisive preconditions for the high quality of the final product.

Kiln drying uses different methods to reduce the moisture content of green timber in a shorter space of time.

All wood species vary in moisture content and it is important to take this into consideration when loading the kiln.

The main objective is to remove the excess moisture while minimizing any damage to the timber.

Drying Techniques compared

Natural Drying in the open air.
Relying on the weather does not only mean a very slow and uneven drying, but also that moisture contents below 16% can not be achieved. Because the process is so slow, large amounts of capital are tied up in wood stocks that cannot be used.

Conventional Drying using heat.
This is a viable alternative, however there are disadvantages that make the process quite expensive. This type of dryer, vents large quantities of expensive heating energy to the outside where it is lost. Unlike dehumidification systems, the latent energy bound up in the moist air cannot be recovered and its also lost to the outside. Because such drying kilns usually operate at high temperatures there is a risk of damage to wood.

Drying by Dehumidification.
EBAC wood dryers incorporate three separate functions in a single package, heating, dehumidification, ventilation. An integral fan circulates air around the chamber ensuring wood is evenly heated. Air is drawn into the dryer where it is cooled to a temperature at which most of the air's moisture condenses. This moisture is collected and drained away. The air is finally re-warmed with the same heat extracted by the cooling phase, and is returned back to the wood stack.

Hence there is no loss of energy. A small auxiliary heater is incorporated which helps start the process during cool weather. Additional fans are installed in the drying chamber to ensure even drying throughout the stack.



After care

Wood must have time to adjust to the environment in which it will be used or installed.

All our trees are harvested and sourced locally, then graded and sorted according to diameter and length before being processed in the sawmill.

balustrade

example of balustrade created using kiln dried timber.

timber planks

timber planks graded sorted and dried ready for use in many projects.

 

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Logsfife Ltd

is a Full Member of The Association of Hardwood Sawmillers

Please give us a call on 07968 120331 or send an email to info@logsfife.com and we'll ensure that you get your order as soon as possible.

We can supply Oak beams, Oak floorboards, cladding, Hobby Packs, Project Packs and offcuts, Rough Sawn Timber, Structural Timber, Flooring and Firewood and Logs dried using our in-house kiln to your specification.

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LOGSFIFE LIMITED
Old Kirkforthar Brickworks
Markinch, Glenrothes, Fife
KY7 6LR

Tel: 01592 770295
Mob: 07968 120331
email: info@logsfife.com