Kiln Drying

Kiln Drying

Kiln Drying is where by timber stock is placed inside a chamber and the process of artificial or ‘oven’ drying by introducing heat, either through electrical heaters, natural gas or through steam-heated exchangers. Teak Timber Phuket kilns are steam-heated exchangers utilizing an on site boiler.

The significant advantages of kiln drying include higher throughput and better control of the final moisture content, with drying times being considerably less than with air or solar drying.

The temperatures employed in kiln drying typically kill all the fungi and insects in the wood if a maximum dry-bulb temperature of above 60 °C is used for the drying schedule.