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 Content1. 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
Moisture content variation and testing
Drying backsawn boards
3. Conducting your own experiments
4. Kiln Control Problems
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.
$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)