Fredericton to host SPF kiln operator course
April 17, 2018 - The University of New Brunswick Wood Science and Technology Centre and Maritime College of Forest Technology in Fredericton are hosting a three-day Spruce-Pine-Fir Kiln Operator Course from June 12-14.
This course will provide a thorough review of the basic principles involved in lumber drying, progressing from a presentation of the fundamentals of wood drying to the day-to-day operation of a dry kiln. Emphasis will be on drying S-P-F for dimension lumber, with some time dedicated to drying requirements or implications for products such as MSR, glulam, and finger-jointed lumber. Both conventional temperature (up to 190 F) and high temperature (up to 240 F) drying will be covered.
This course is equivalent to 18 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits. Upon course completion, all particpants will receive a certificate for verification purposes.
Who Should Attend?
The course is designed for new or experienced kiln operators, quality control personnel, and their immediate supervisors. It is also open to anyone else who feels they would benefit from a better understanding of the factors that affect a drying operations productivity and profitability.
Peter Garrahan, well known expert wood drying scientist with over 30 years of experience in industrial drying systems and wood drying research. Peter is a regular instructor with kiln operator courses in various regions of Eastern Canada.
Marc Savard, FPInnovations, well known expert wood drying scientist with over 20 years' experience in research and testing on the drying of Eastern S-P-F. Marc regularly presents seminars and workshops on lumber drying.
Registration fee: $1,750.00 (plus HST). Includes instructional material, Kiln Operator's Manual for Eastern Canada, handouts, daily refreshment breaks and lunch. Course enrolment is limited to 25 students. Register by Friday, June 1st, 2018. First-come, first-served basis.
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