Our KilnTainer is a wood kiln, dehumidification control, system created out of a portable insulated shipping container.
Is it the KilnTainer, the LumberLiquidatorTainer or the DehumidiTainer? Call it what you will, but it does get the job done! In the last year we have partnered with Nyle Systems installing their Kiln Drying System in our insulated containers.
What is a Wood Drying Kiln?
Wood drying kilns are used to control the drying process of wood to avoid defects that may occur when wood is dried unevenly. Most wood drying kilns are built similarly. They include a large insulated chamber or room with humidity, temperature and airflow control. Drying wood brings down the moisture content and converts it into usable woodworking material.
How We Modified the KilnTainer
Nyle Company out of Brewer, Maine supplied us with a lumber drying system. It requires a very well insulated container to work as the chamber of the kiln. The container also needed to be as airtight as possible to allow for complete control of the environment around the wood as it dries.
Both insulated and airtight, we started with a used refrigerated container. We then painted all the seams in the container with mastic sealant to add to its airtight quality. During the second step, we installed the dry system manufactured by Nyle Systems, a plug-n-play installation which includes: