Incomac Continuous Kiln

Incomac also manufacturers continuous kilns. These kilns are designed for fresh softwood with a very high beginning moisture content ( 100%) with the final moisture content value usually is between 15 % and 18%. CONTINUOUS DRYER, TUNNEL TYPE, model ICD-80/CT This is a description of one continuous kiln capacity that will dry 15,800,000bf per year. The continuous kiln is composed by: 1) 1 central dryer 2) 1 loading and 1 unloading sheds Central Dryer The drying area is composed by 3 floors, one above the other. The FIRST FLOOR is the area where the wood is positioned for drying. This area is divided in 2 zones. The SECOND FLOOR is heating and ventilation area. The THIRD FLOOR is the technical room.

  • Composed of a centreal dryer and one loading and unloading shed
  • Supporting frame: in Aluminum
  • Dryer wall: insulating panels in mineral wool, thickness 3 15/16", inside sheets in stainless steel, outside sheets in galvanized and pre-varnished steel.
  • Technical room wall: polyurethane panels, thickness 1 3/16", in galvanized and pre-varnished steel.
  • Main doors: automatic vertical opening, panels in mineral wool, thickness 3 15/16", inside sheets in stainless steel, outside sheets in galvanized and pre-varnished steel. Sliding guides in stainless steel.
  • The drying tunnel is divided into two zones; 8 trolleys in first zone and 14 in second zone
  • Each trolley with 3 wood stacks of 18'4" x 4'11" x 4'5", total (L x W x H) = 5510bf per stack.
  • Trolley size: 18'4" x 5'4"
  • Both Zone 1 and Zone 2 have a fan supporting beam with 6 fans. Fans not reversible and not in-line.
  • In Zone 1 is installed an expulsion air system with extractors and heat recovery.
  • The climate control is made through 4 temperature probes (dry bulb) and 1 temperature probe (wet bulb) (psychrometric system).
  • In both Zone 1 and Zone 2 is installed a pressure system with compressed air, that blocks with a frame the stacks of each trolley, with a pressure of 3 bar. The block system is automatic.
  • The access to the technical room is made through an external ladder.
  • The moving in the loading shed is independent from the rest and foresees the displacement of the trolleys with operator manual start and then automatic moving of the trolleys towards the loading main door.
  • Special sensors control the correct positioning of the trolleys. After positioning the 3 stacks on the first trolley, the operator gives the start and the trolley moves until the main door, if there aren’t others trolleys. The following trolleys move one by one until they reach the previous.