Kiln Schedule Certification for Industrial Drying of Radiata Pine


  • Rubén A. Ananías
  • Rodrigo Venegas
  • Linette Salvo
  • Diego Elustondo


Kiln drying, heat treatment, drying schedules, ISPM 15, <i>Pinus radiata</i>


This is a summary of a study carried out in Chile to certify industrial kiln drying of radiata pine to comply with the international phytosanitary standard ISPM 15. The drying tests were performed in 100-m3 industrial kilns located at four different sawmills of the VIII region in Chile. The objective was to develop a standard protocol to certify industrial drying of radiata pine depending on the drying schedule and wood thickness. In part, the results were used to develop a multiple regression equation that permits sawmills to select their drying schedules in such a way that the lumber can be officially stamped as both kiln-dried and heat-treated for international trade.


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