EP0122902A2 - Drive-through chamber type timber drying kiln - Google Patents

Drive-through chamber type timber drying kiln Download PDF

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EP0122902A2
EP0122902A2 EP84850119A EP84850119A EP0122902A2 EP 0122902 A2 EP0122902 A2 EP 0122902A2 EP 84850119 A EP84850119 A EP 84850119A EP 84850119 A EP84850119 A EP 84850119A EP 0122902 A2 EP0122902 A2 EP 0122902A2
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F26DRYING
    • F26BDRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM
    • F26B3/00Drying solid materials or objects by processes involving the application of heat
    • F26B3/02Drying solid materials or objects by processes involving the application of heat by convection, i.e. heat being conveyed from a heat source to the materials or objects to be dried by a gas or vapour, e.g. air
    • F26B3/04Drying solid materials or objects by processes involving the application of heat by convection, i.e. heat being conveyed from a heat source to the materials or objects to be dried by a gas or vapour, e.g. air the gas or vapour circulating over or surrounding the materials or objects to be dried
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F26DRYING
    • F26BDRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM
    • F26B15/00Machines or apparatus for drying objects with progressive movement; Machines or apparatus with progressive movement for drying batches of material in compact form
    • F26B15/10Machines or apparatus for drying objects with progressive movement; Machines or apparatus with progressive movement for drying batches of material in compact form with movement in a path composed of one or more straight lines, e.g. compound, the movement being in alternate horizontal and vertical directions
    • F26B15/12Machines or apparatus for drying objects with progressive movement; Machines or apparatus with progressive movement for drying batches of material in compact form with movement in a path composed of one or more straight lines, e.g. compound, the movement being in alternate horizontal and vertical directions the lines being all horizontal or slightly inclined
    • F26B15/16Machines or apparatus for drying objects with progressive movement; Machines or apparatus with progressive movement for drying batches of material in compact form with movement in a path composed of one or more straight lines, e.g. compound, the movement being in alternate horizontal and vertical directions the lines being all horizontal or slightly inclined the objects or batches of materials being carried by wheeled trucks
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F26DRYING
    • F26BDRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM
    • F26B21/00Arrangements or duct systems, e.g. in combination with pallet boxes, for supplying and controlling air or gases for drying solid materials or objects
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F26DRYING
    • F26BDRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM
    • F26B9/00Machines or apparatus for drying solid materials or objects at rest or with only local agitation; Domestic airing cupboards
    • F26B9/06Machines or apparatus for drying solid materials or objects at rest or with only local agitation; Domestic airing cupboards in stationary drums or chambers
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F26DRYING
    • F26BDRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM
    • F26B2210/00Drying processes and machines for solid objects characterised by the specific requirements of the drying good
    • F26B2210/16Wood, e.g. lumber, timber

Abstract

A drive-through chamber drier for timber where the timber loads (P) to be dried are carried on a roller track (10) through a front door (11) into the drying chamber. From the drying kiln,thet imber loads (P) are removed after drying from the opposite side of the drying kiln through a rear door (13). The drying kiln comprises two or more drying chambers (K,, K3; K2=, K4) connected in series. Of these chambers (K1, K3; K2, K4) connected in series, each chamber operates independently in such way that when the timber loads are moved from a first chamber (K1, K3) to the second chamber (K2, K4), the drying will be carried on in this chamber (K2, K.) starting substantially at the point which had been reached in the drying process in the first chamber (K1, K3).

Description

  • The present invention concerns a drive-through chamber type timber drying kiln, where the timber loads to be dried are conveyed on a roller track or equivalent through a front door into the drying kiln, and from which drying kiln, subsequent to drying, the timber loads are removed on the opposite side of the drying kiln through a back door.
  • So-called drive-through chamber type drying kilns are known in prior art. Their structure is such that drying kiln loads assembled of drying kiln packages are carried into the drying chamber on a roller track in front of them, whence the loads are pushed into the drying chamber. The dried loads are taken out through the opposite door of the drying chamber. It is an advantage of these chamber-type drying kilns known in the art that in them the load changing time is comparatively short. However, a disadvantage is the expensive realization of such drying kilns, because they require two opposite doors, and roller tracks on both sides of the drying chamber. The object of the present invention is to provide a simple design by which the drawbacks mentioned can be substantially reduced, and to provide a chamber-type drying kiln in which the advantageous characteristics of the chamber-type drying kiln, mentioned above, are preserved.
  • For attaining these aims and those to be disclosed below, the invention is mainly characterized in that in the drying kiln two or more drying chambers are connected in series and that of these chambers connected in series each chamber operates independently in the way that when the timber loads are transferred from a first. chamber to a next chamber, in this latter chamber the drying is carried on substantially from that point of the drying schedule which had been reached in the drying process in the first chamber.
  • In the following, the invention is described in detail reference being made to an embodiment example of the invention presented in the figures of the drawing attached, to the details of which the invention is not confined.
    • Fig. 1 presents in elevational view a chamber-type drying kiln of the invention. Fig. 1 is at the same time the vertical section along the line I-I indicated in Fig. 3.
    • Fig. 2 shows the vertical cross section II-II in Fig. 3.
    • Fig. 3 shows the horizontal section III-III in Fig. 2.
  • As shown in the figures, the chamber-type drying kiln comprises four drying chambers K1, K2, K3 and K4. The chambers K1 and K2 among themselves and the chambers K3 and K4 among themselves are connected in series. Thus, the chambers K1 and K2 in ombination and the chambers K3 and K4 in combination constitute two chamber groups, both of them having only one front door 11 and one back door 13. Through the chamber groups K1, K2 and K3, K4 pass the roller tracks 10. The initial parts 10a of these roller tracks are located outside the doors 11, and similarly the ultimate ends lOb of the roller tracks 10 are located outside the rear doors 13. The timber loads P1 to be dried are brought to the initial ends 10a of the roller tracks, and the finished dried loads P4 are taken off the ultimate ends 10b of the roller tracks 10.
  • The chamber-type drying kiln comprising two drying kiln groups is composed of outer walls 14 and partitions 16, of a roof 15, and of the front doors 11 and rear doors 13 mentioned. Between the first chambers K1 and K3 and the second chambers K2 and K4 are provided light-weight partitions 12, for instance made of flexible fabric-type material, because these partitions 12 need not be thermally lagging. The partitions 12 are advantageously of such kind that it is possible to push the drying kiln loads P2 through them from the first chamber K1, K3 to the second chamber K2, K4.
  • Each drying chamber K1-K4 is provided with means by which circulation Fk of drying air through the timber loads Pa and P3 composed of packages provided with spacers is achieved. Said means comprise one or more blowers 20 and a heating radiator 21 placed in a duct 22. On the intake side of the blowers 20 in the duct 22 is introduced through ventilation ducts 26 an inlet air flow Fin from outdoors, and similarly, on the pressure side of the blowers 20, an outlet air flow Fout is taken off through ventilation ducts 25. In connection with the ventilation ducts 25 and 26 are provided control dampers 23 and 24, by the aid of which, combined with regulation of the radiators 21, the drying capacity of the circulating air Fk is influencable. Said means are separated from the load space by a partition 17, which is open on both sides (apertures 18 and 19). Through one aperture 19 the circulating air can pass to one side of the load, and through the other aperture 18 it is enabled to return to the blowers, having in the meantime passed through the loads. The direction in which the air circulates is reversed at regular intervals, usually automatically.
  • The drive-through chamber type drying kiln described in the foregoing operates as follows. The first chambers K1 and K3 and the second chambers Ka and K4 of the chamber groups operate independently. When loads P2 are transferred from the first chambers K1, K3 into the second chambers K2, K4, drying is carried on subsequent to this transfer as if no transfer had taken place, in other words, after the transfer, one begins to follow the drying schedule in the second chambers Kz,K4 starting at that point in the drying process which had been reached in the drying in the first chambers K1, K3. It is advantageous, to this end, if the circulating air flows Fk in the first chambers K1, K3 and in the second chambers K2, K4 have opposite direction.
  • As has been set forth, each group of chambers contains two drying chambers K1, K2; K3, K4, In certain applications there may be even more such chambers in series, for instance three or four.
  • It is thus understood that in accordance with the invention a drive-through chamber type drying kiln has been obtained in which for each chamber group K1, K2 and K3, K4 there are still only two doors 11 and 13 and only one roller track 10 or equivalent track system passing through the chambers.
  • In the following are stated the claims, various details of the invention being allowed to vary within the scope of the inventive idea thereby defined and to deviate from those presented in the foregoing.

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1. A drive-through chamber type timber drying kiln, where the timber loads (P) to be dried are conveyed on a roller track (10) or equivalent through a front door (11) into the drying chamber, and from which drying kiln the timber loads (P) subsequent to drying are removed on the opposite side of the drying kiln through a rear door (13), characterized in that in the drying kiln two or more drying chambers (K1, K2; K3, K4) are connected in series and that among these series-connected chambers (K1, K2; K3, K4) each chamber operates independently in the way that when the timber loads are being transferred from the first chamber (K1, K3) to the next chamber (K2, K4), in this chamber (K2,K4) the drying process is carried on substantially from that point of the drying schedule which had been reached in the drying process in the first chamber (K1, K3).
2. Chamber drying kiln according to claim 1, characterized in that drying chambers (K1,K3) and (K2,K4) have been provided at least two in series and that chamber groups thus produced are disposed one or several in parallel with each other.
3. Chamber drying kiln according to claim 1 or 2, having on one side of the drying chamber an air circulation duct (22) with blower means (20), a heating radiator (21) and intake air intake and exhaust means (23,24,25,26), characterized in that in the chambers (K1, K3; K2, K4) connected in series the circulating air flows (Fk) have been arranged to be opposite in direction.
4. Chamber drying kiln according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that between the drying kiln chamber groups (K1, K3) and (K=,K4) there is a partition (12) with light-weight structure, preferably a partition made of flexible fabric-like material, which when raised permits the running through of its drying kiln charges from the first chambers (K1, K3) to the second chambers (K3, K4).
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NO164127B (en) 1990-05-21
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