ITECH Kiln Kit FD200 for 40' Container with STC1
The FD200 are high performance drying unit's designed to extract maximum water at the lowest cost. It operates at temperatures up to 55 degrees C. The best compromise between drying speed and reliability insures the dried wood is of the highest quality. EIPL recommends a drying rate of 1% per day or less when drying 1" hardwood. Faster drying is attainable with operating experience. The FD100 is a practical machine for practical people. Loads of mixed species and board thicknesses can be dried together. Inventories can be reduced and the output of dried wood matched exactly to your needs.
This 'double-up' system is perfect for converting a 40ft container into a kiln. The FD200 with the STC1 . *Please note this system is not suitbale for logs*
STC1 Controller : A manual control system, meaning the user has to set / adjust, both the temperature and proportional drying time, throughout the drying process
Kiln Sensors - Temperature probe within the kiln.
The FD200 drying unit is controlled by the STC1 Controller. To operate the system two controls are set at the beginning of the drying run, in accordance with our drying instructions. Kiln operation is then virtually automatic. The STC1 Controller is housed in a moisture resistant casing fitted with a transparent hinged front cover. An electronic thermometer measures the chamber temperature and displays this information on the control box where it can be monitored by the operator.
The STC1 controller consists of a proportional timer to control the drying cycle and a thermostat to control the heating cycle. The drying speed is controlled at a rate which will not cause degrade, therefore humidification equipment is unnecessary. The FD100 is a packaged drying system for the wood retailer or other craftsman who require quality kiln dried wood. The unit is complete and ready for installation into a home built drying chamber. The FD100 has been designed to operate effectively at low humidity levels therefore you can be certain that your wood is thoroughly dried to the moisture content you need, as low as 6%.
Typical Drying Capacities
1" Hardwood (m3) 7
2" Hardwood (m3) 12
3" Hardwood (m3) 21
1" Softwood (m3) 3.4
2" Softwood (m3) 7.6
3" Softwood (m3) 12.7
Owning a drying system gives you flexibility to dry what you want, when you want it. Your options when buying wood are increased and you dependence on others for quality dry wood is reduced. You gain independence because the entry level moisture content of your lumber is no longer an issue.
The FD200 is inexpensive to operate when installed in a well insulated drying chamber. The FD200 may consume just 2.4kW of energy each hour of continuous running. The big dollars you have been spending for others to dry your wood are reduced to just pennies a day.
The FD200 can dry combined loads of mixed species and mixed thickness boards without degrade. This means that inventories can be minimized, saving space and reducing your capital outlay.
Air movement is critical in the dehumidification process. The two supplemental fans insure an even flow of the dry warm air throughout the stack.