Why do we season our wood?
Most species of freshly filled timber contains more moisture in it. For retention of shape and size of manufactured article, timber should be seasoned and the moisture contents to be brought down to level in equilibrium with the surrounding atmosphere.
Seasoning is the process of drying wood to remove excessive water. Untreated posts need not be seasoned or dried before using. In time they will lose and gain water until they are in balance with the moisture content of the soil and air.
However, there are advantages to seasoning posts before using. Seasoned posts do not check or cracks as readily as unseasoned posts, are lighter to handle, and generally holds staples better.
Most methods of treating posts require seasoning prior to preservative treatment. Inadequately seasoned posts check or crack after treatment, exposing untreated wood to decay fungi and insects.
Seasoning is done in scientific way to ensure perfect seasoning under controlled. The drying of wood takes place by the application temperature humidity cycle.
The seasoning process involves steps as follows:
- Heating the wood & Kilns
- Final Equalization of moisture content between the pieces
- Reconditioning of wood deformed by collapse
|Modulus if Rapture (Kg/m)2||914||894||1064|
|Impect Bending (Height of drop in cm)||104||104||97|
|Compressive strength parallel to Grain (Kg/m)2||481||536||543|
|Hardness in Kg (Side)||806||840||685|
|Hardness in Kg (End)||1679||915||620|
We had constantly taken care of quality and reliability of wood products. Understanding the industry our products comes to you after proper verification of species, undergoing treatment and seasoning.
The seasoning time for wood can be reduced considerably through the use of a specialist kiln. Often air seasoning and kiln seasoning are used together. Kilns are used because the process speeds up seasoning and this method can be used to accurately control the moisture content of the wood. The wood is carefully stacked inside the brick kiln. Water is heated and the resulting steam allowed to enter the kiln, circulating inside and around the wood boards. Over time, the amount of steam (humidity) is reduced until the wood has the desired moisture content.
The timber remains is the kiln for two to five days, depending on the species of tree and the time of year that the tree was felled (spring, autumn or Winter). Softwoods season more rapidly in the kiln, compared to hardwoods. This is due to their differences in cell structure
We have the latest Kiln drying technology to season the timber. Timber passes through control temperature and humidity condition as per IS:1141-1973.