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Third TC continuous kiln in operation at Pleasant River

Valutec recently commissioned the third TC continuous kiln for the Pleasant River sawmill group in Maine, USA. The most recently installed continuous kiln, with a capacity of 80mmbf for Balsam Fir, was built in Enfield. The group previously had TC continuous kilns in operation in Dover and Jackman, also in the state of Maine.
“We enjoyed a truly great collaboration where we were able to work together with extremely capable employees on site,” says Andreas Lövgren, Production Manager at Valutec in charge of commissioning along with commissioning technician William Marklund.

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Vacation shutdown checklist

We are heading for the summer interval where a lot of sawmills take the opportunity to give their kilns a rest. This is an excellent opportunity to carry out thorough checks of your installations.
“The cost of an unscheduled shut down is incredibly high. But a lot can be prevented. We would once again like to emphasize the importance of preventive maintenance. The summer is an excellent time to carry out checks if the kilns will be shut down anyway,” says Joakim Berglund and Fredrik Åhman, Valutec’s experts in maintenance and service issues.