Conventional drying is a commonly applied method of drying timber. The principle of conventional drying is forcing air across timber, which removes moisture from the wood’s surface. The warmer the air the more moisture is absorbed. The air is therefore heated and circulated through stacked timber. The temperature and relative humidity will both gradually rise. Once the desired temperature and humidity have been reached, the control system regulates the ideal combination of heat, humidity, ventilation and air valves. This removes excessive moisture and introduces fresh air.
The many advantages of conventional drying
BES Bollmann shows it
There are many advantages of forced circulation drying, especially compared to open air drying. The timber dries more quickly, the drying process is easier to regulate, the quality is more consistent and better, and the drying process kills fungi and insects. In addition, substantial savings can also be achieved in storage and transport costs as well as energy costs. Especially when a conventional drying kiln is used in combination with a biomass or wood burning system.
We think along in the entire logistics process of our customers
A conventional drying kiln is suitable for all types and thickness of wood, which is a real bonus compared to other drying methods. It is important to ‘listen’ to the wood and that’s something we pride ourselves on at BES Bollmann. We know all there is to know about every type and thicknesses of wood. We go the extra mile with our drying solutions; we examine the whole logistic process together with our customers, and come up with creative ideas and innovative solutions. Not only in relation to the drying kiln but for the whole site.
Would you like to know more about conventional drying?
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