Advanced Lumber Drying Workshop
When: Thu., Jun. 28, 2018 (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Where: Structural Modulars, Inc.
101 Southern Ave.
Strattanville, Pennsylvania 16258
registration deadline: June 22, 2018
Advanced Lumber Drying Workshop is geared toward plant managers, supervisors, and experienced dry kiln operators. The workshop will cover topics such as energy, the physics of how lumber dries, stresses in lumber, kiln design issues, as well as understanding how to use the Heat/Dump/Rest (HDR) method for drying lumber. HDR drying has potential to decrease energy usage, decrease drying times, and increase lumber quality.
09:30 am Introductions
09:40 am Conventional (Current) Lumber Drying Analysis
10:20 am Break
10:30 am Heat/Dump/Rest Cycle
11:10 am Break
11:20 am Example of Heat/Dump/Rest (HDR) Drying Schedule - Oak
11:45 am Q&A Session
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 pm The Best Little Lumber Drying House In Pennsylvania
01:30 pm Break
01:45 pm What You Have Been Told vs. Practical Experience
02:25 pm Break
02:40 pm Management & Kiln Operators
03:20 pm Closing Questions / Comments
William Elmendorf, Ph.D.