Steam kiln facilities are divided into direct ...

In the case of direct steaming the saturated water steam is directly introduced into the kiln for drying wood.In the case of indirect steaming we heat the condenser which is at the bottom of the steam kiln facility and which then evaporates into the space around it. Direct steaming is faster than the indirect one but the indirect one is of a higher quality and it causes fewer mistakes on the wood.Steaming is a procedure which belongs to the heat treatment of wood. During this procedure the following wood characteristics can be changed:

  • The colour of the wood
  • The wood becomes softer
  • The wood can be bent in a better and easier way
  • The wood gets sterilized
  • With this procedure some of the mistakes in the wood can be covered