Training for kiln operators
Written by Tero Lallukka
Monday, 23 July 2012 20:28
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To make sure about the proper quality of heat treted wood, it is importat that kiln operators and quality controll staff are trained and experiences enought to  inspect the raw material and final product, but also they need to be avare about the services and maintenance which the kiln needs.


Just for example these matter as sometimes reasons for some quality issues:




Over pressure valves are important for the safety and quality



Dirty or damaged moisture measurement wires from the operational kilns. Wood moisture content is measured by measuring the elecrirn resistance of the wood and temperature of the wood. If on on these measurements fails, example becouse of not elecric connections from the measuring cable to measuring pins/nails, the moisture content of wood can not be measured properly.




New kiln operators are studing sensor maintenance work in heat treatment kiln.



Sample of dirty and clean moiture pins/nail.



Quality control ongoing in the QC laboratory. QC staff not only need to measure the quality, but to know what to do if variations of the quality exists.



Proper sticking is important factor for the uniform quality.


Training days and programs can be arranged for new kiln operators but also for further educate currect kiln operators and quality control staff.





Services for kilns

Preventive maintenance for industrial production equipment together with regular calibrations of measuring and control equipment ensures reliable operation and high quality of final product month after month and year after year.



Calibrations are important player of product quality. Measuring and control devices under the high-temperature, high humidity and acidic conditions requires regular maintenance and periodic calibrations for reliable operations.



Spare parts from stock

We own a range of spare parts for heat tretment kilns, boilers, heaters and steam generators to ensure the rapid availability of spare parts in unexpected fault situations.



Updates for control units

We Component of industrial automation are designed for long operation time. However, during the years and decades of operation some parts will not be availailable anymore on the market. Therefore some updates might be needed for control unit to qurantee availability of sparaparts. Additionally to keep up with latest development, introduction of new technology requires upgrades to existing control units.



Recipes for new wood

New wood species, new dimensions and improvement of existing recipes are easiest to develope in laboratory scale. In our R&D laboratory we are able to test and develope new recipes with laboratory size kilns to ensure perfect quality of heat treated wood product from the first production patch.




Are you planning to to invest for a heat treatment kilns / thermal modification kiln? Are bankers requesting an update for your business plan? Need to apply building and environmental licence? Need information for applying subsidies? Or do you just need to prepare profit and cost calculation, choice which kind of boiler/heating you need and design the lay-out of the new factory? We have experience of over 15 years for designing wood processing and heat treatment plants wood industry, preparing business plans and work as advisor for preparing profit and cost as well as financial calculations.  



Training for kiln operators

New staff going to run your kilns? Don't worry! We will organize traning for new operators of treatment plant.



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