publication . Article . 2017

Characteristics of Timbers Dried Using Kiln Drying and Radio Frequency-Vacuum Drying Systems

Zairul Amin Rabidin; Gan Kee Seng; Mohd Jamil Abdul Wahab;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: MATEC Web of Conferences (issn: 2261-236X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
Abstract
Heavy hardwoods are difficult-to-dry timbers as they are prone to checking and internal stresses when dried using a conventional kiln drying system. These timbers are usually dried naturally to reach 15% to 19% moisture content with an acceptable defects. Besides long drying time, timbers at these moisture contents are not suitable for indoor applications since they will further dry and causing, for example, jointing and lamination failures. Drying to a lower moisture content could only be achieved in artificial drying kilns such as conventional kiln, dehumidification kiln, solar kiln, radio frequency-vacuum, etc. The objective of this study was to evaluate the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040
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