Module 5 – Kiln Controls and Control Instrumentation

Workshop Duration: 2 days

What you will learn:

Module 5 is concerned with understanding the wide range of kiln controller technology options available, the functions they perform, associated costs, best uses and practical limitations. The course will discuss how temperature, humidity, moisture content and fan speed can be controlled, and will look in detail at sensor technologies. The range of control strategies currently used will be reviewed, and retro-fitting considerations will also be covered.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Improve your understanding of controller technology
  • Be able to better evaluate equipment prior to future upgrades and purchases
  • Gain better results from existing equipment
  • Improve yield and product quality

 Who should attend:

  • Kiln managers
  • Supervisory & QC staff
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Kiln operators

Module 1 Cost: $995  

Kiln Drying Certificate cost (lump-sum fee) $3982

Workshop Schedule:

Introduction to kiln controllers
Controlling in-kiln conditions:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • % Moisture content
  • Fan speed
  • Controlling conditions prior to the kiln

Controller components

  • Sensors
    • Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Moisture content
    • Recording and monitoring

Control strategies:

  • Time
  • Moisture content
  • Total drop across the load
  • Entering air
  • Exiting air
  • Shell core differential
  • Moisture-based

Review and exam


Schedules & Availability

CAWP endeavours to make kiln drying course modules available as often as possible and in as many locations as is feasible. As scheduling is decided on an on-demand basis, we encourage potential participants to let us know that a course is desired in their area.  Kiln drying courses may also be delivered in-plant at your company location, or customized to meet specific learning goals. For more information on this topic please see our in-plant training page.