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iTECH Kiln Kit FD100 for 20' Container with STC1

iTECH Kiln Kit FD100 for 20' Container with STC1

Regular price £5,900.00 GBP
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Perfect for converting a 20ft container into a kiln the FD100 with the STC1 Controller. *Please note this system is not suitable for logs*

STC1 Controller: A manual control system, meaning the user has to set / adjust, both the temperature and proportional drying time, throughout the drying process
Kiln Sensors - Temperature probe within the kiln.

The STC1 controller consists of a proportional timer to control the drying cycle and a thermostat to control the heating cycle. Extra equipment such as venting units and supplementary heaters are normally not required. The drying speed is controlled at a rate which will not cause degrade, therefore humidification equipment is unnecessary. The FD100 is a packaged drying system for the wood retailer or other craftsman who require quality kiln dried wood. The unit is complete and ready for installation into a home built drying chamber. The FD100 has been designed to operate effectively at low humidity levels therefore you can be certain that your wood is thoroughly dried to the moisture content you need, as low as 6%.

Typical Drying Capacities
1" Hardwood (m3) 7
2" Hardwood (m3) 12
3" Hardwood (m3) 21
1" Softwood (m3) 3.4
2" Softwood (m3) 7.6
3" Softwood (m3) 12.7

The FD100 is a high performance drying unit designed to extract maximum water at the lowest cost. It operates at temperatures up to 55°C. The best compromise between drying speed and reliability insures the dried wood is of the highest quality. EIPL recommends a drying rate of 1% per day or less when drying 1" hardwood. Faster drying is attainable with operating experience. The FD100 is a practical machine for practical people. Loads of mixed species and board thicknesses can be dried together. Inventories can be reduced and the output of dried wood matched exactly to your needs.

Owning a drying system gives you flexibility to dry what you want, when you want it. Your options when buying wood are increased and you dependence on others for quality dry wood is reduced. You gain independence because the entry level moisture content of your lumber is no longer an issue.
Running Costs

The FD100 is inexpensive to operate when installed in a well insulated drying chamber. The FD100 may consume just 1.2kW of energy each hour of continuous running. The big dollars you have been spending for others to dry your wood are reduced to just pennies a day.

The FD100 can dry combined loads of mixed species and mixed thickness boards without degrade. This means that inventories can be minimized, saving space and reducing your capital outlay.

Control The FD100 drying unit is controlled by the STC1 Controller. To operate the system two controls are set at the beginning of the drying run, in accordance with our drying instructions. Kiln operation is then virtually automatic. The STC1 Controller is housed in a moisture resistant casing fitted with a transparent hinged front cover. An electronic thermometer measures the chamber temperature and displays this information on the control box where it can be monitored by the operator.

Air movement is critical in the dehumidification process. The two supplemental fans insure an even flow of the dry warm air throughout the stack.
Drying Chamber

The unit is installed in a home built drying chamber typically constructed from exterior grade plywood and an insulation material. EIPL will recommend the best construction method and the most suitable chamber dimensions for you needs. To minimize chamber construction costs the drying unit has been designed to occupy a minimum amount of space. The unit's slim design is wall mounted at a ceiling height. This enables the operator to inspect the whole length of the lumber stack without an allowance being necessary for access past the dryer. For ease of installation brackets are supplied with the dryer which is first attached to the chamber wall. The unit is then lifted into position and secured using the hardware supplied.

Technical specification:

Voltage 230
Phase 1
Frequency(Hz) 50
Total Power(kW) 2.5
Current(A) 13
Airflow(m3/hr) 1,000
Drying Power(KW) 1.0
Heating Power(kW) 1.5
Max OperatingTemp (°C) 55
Max Water Extraction (l/d) 45
Height (mm) 820
Width (mm) 1070
Depth (mm) 290
Weight(kgs) 76
Compatible Controller STC1 BC
Axial Fan Y
Stainless Steel Drain Tray Y
Stoved Epoxy Finish Y
All Steel Constuction Y

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