• Course name Advanced Timber Drying
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    Duration 3 – 4 days with some assignment work

    This course is designed to extend knowledge gained from attendance at the basic course and relevant practical experience. Participants will learn to analyse and correct drying problems, particularly with difficult to dry species. 8-12 participants.

  • Will be by demonstration of skills and answering related questions.

  • Course Content

    1. Predicting Drying Behaviour
    Hardwoods verses softwoods
    Influences of density
    Density ranges within species
    The influence of site and growth rate.

    2. Dealing with Drying Problems
    Stress testing
    Case hardening
    Moisture content variation and testing
    Internal checking
    Collapse
    Shrinkage
    Drying backsawn boards
    Quality control

    3. Conducting your own experiments
    Scientific method
    Sample sizes
    Experiment design

    4. Kiln Control Problems
    Auditing performance
    Recalibration of sensors

  • Enrolment in FWP40211 Certificate IV in Timber Processing

  • FWPCOR4203B Monitor Quality and Product Care Procedures (80 hrs)
    FWPSAW4203B Coordinate Timber Drying Operations (50 hrs)

    Note: Participants will be expected to bring samples of their own problem timbers for analysis and testing with TTC’s lab equipment. Approximately half of instruction time will be spent on testing and analysing results. Also participants will need to bring some 600mm long pieces of well air dried or pre dried timber below FSP for a high temperature drying experiment.

  • FWP11 Pathways Chart

  • $925.00 per person ($7.20/sch)

    2014 VTG Subsidised: The student fee is indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenities fees.

    Indicative Tuition Fee: $325.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised)
    Materials Fee: $75.00
    Total Cost: $400.00 ($925.00 if ineligible for subsidy)