Valutec is supplying one other TC steady kiln to North America. The shopper is the sawmill group Nice River, which has beforehand invested in TC steady kilns for 2 sawmills. They’re now buying an analogous set up for his or her third sawmill in Enfield, Maine.
“This proves that our kiln know-how could be very aggressive for North American sawmills. The truth that Nice River is selecting Valutec once more is a specific honour. They’re making this alternative primarily based on what they’ve seen our installations ship for them, which after all represents a optimistic sign to the markets within the USA and Canada,” says Robert Larsson, CEO of Valutec.
The TC steady kiln that Nice River is investing in may have an annual capability of 46,000 mmbf and shall be delivered to the sawmill in Enfield, which started building a couple of years in the past. The lumber sawn in Enfield has beforehand been dried at Nice River’s unit in Dover, Maine, however as demand for the corporate’s merchandise has elevated, they’re now selecting to put money into a kiln facility for the sawmill that’s focused at smaller dimensions.
“We obtained quotes from different suppliers, however ultimately it wasn’t a troublesome choice. We’re actually pleased with the TC steady kilns at our sawmills in Dover and Jackman, and needed to proceed working with Valutec,” says Jason Brochu, co-owner of Nice River.
Valutec is a world chief in terms of steady kilns, and the TC mannequin has been successful on markets all around the globe. They’re characterised by excessive capability and high quality mixed with the pliability to combine dimensions, which gives the circumstances for a excessive utilization charge.
“This can be a quicker and higher strategy to dry lumber, significantly in terms of high quality and vitality consumption. The constant load on the boiler represents an enormous benefit,” says Brochu.
The TC steady kiln that’s to be in-built Enfield shall be used to dry Balsam fir to a 15 per cent remaining moisture content material, and is split into 5 double zones. Will probably be outfitted with Valutec’s Valmatics 4.0 management system, and the beginning of meeting is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
“We may also be investing in a brand new boiler, which is able to produce sufficient energy to run two steady kilns of this kind. We’d have one other Valutec kiln right here in a couple of years,” says Brochu.
Valutec constructed the primary fashionable TC steady kiln in Sweden greater than 10 years in the past. Since then, the corporate has equipped installations to many main sawmills and sawmill teams all around the world.
“We’re receiving many requests from the USA and Canada in the intervening time, and the longer term is trying very vibrant. A big a part of our success is predicated on the truth that now we have developed alongside the sawmills, and have seen the challenges they should take care of on a day-to-day foundation. This has pushed the event of our kiln fashions and management methods. It’s an exquisite feeling to see the distinction we are able to make for purchasers who wish to make the most of and develop using wooden merchandise all around the world,” says Larsson.