• Course name Timber Drying (Hardwood)
    Start 20150518
    Duration 4 Days; also held August 10-14
    This course is particularly relevant to new kiln operators and/or sawmillers who intend to commence drying for the first time and have little or no prior knowledge. Through a combination of group discussion and practical exercises at the Training Centre's drying laboratory- and using the kilns, participants will gain an understanding of the principles underpinning timber drying and the various drying processes. 8-12 participants.
  • Will be by demonstration of skills and answering related questions.
  • Course Content 1. Wood the Material 2. Growth & Structure of Wood 3. Water in Wood 4. Water in Air 5. Effect on Wood of Losing Water 6. The Drying Process 7. Drying Defects 8. Collapse 9. Preparing for Drying 10. Air Drying 11. Kiln Drying 12. Kiln Drying Schedules 13. Monitoring Drying 14. Product Evaluation & Storage 15. Selection of a Drying Process 16. Kiln Types, Instrumentation & Controls 17. Kiln Testing & Maintenance
  • Enrolment in FWP30311 Certificate III in Sawmilling & Processing
  • FWPCOR3202 Conduct quality and product Care Procedures (20 hrs) FWPCOR3204 Visually Assess Materials (20 hrs) FWPCOT3248A Dry timber in solar assisted kilns (40 hrs) FWPSAW3205B Dry Hardwood (40 hrs)
  • FWP11 Pathways Chart
  • $1237.20 per person ($10.31/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: $300.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Materials Fee: $125.00 Total Cost: $425.00 ($1,237.20 if ineligible for subsidy)