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ENERGY-EFFICIENT DRYING KILNS FOR HIGH QUALITY AND GREAT ECONOMY OF WOOD DRYING

Do the high energy rates make you think about energy saving technologies
and looking for alternative energy sources?

We give solutions!


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ATTENTION! For those, who are interested in getting maximum company profit it is highly recommended to read the information below!

– do you want extra profit even through your expenses?
– how much money DON’T you save during your working process?
– what is able to be simpler without decreasing the quality and therefore will increase your profit?
Company’s representatives usually can’t answer neither these questions nor other important ones.

GEFEST has been creating equipment for woodworkers since 1998. With great respect to you we declare:

YOUR PROFIT IS IN EFFICIENCY! 
And also it is in correct calculations.


If you economize your costs when putting materials and equipment of low quality – you will never be able to create a high-qualified product. Stop lying to yourself.

But thinking that only the most expensive equipment from well-known brands (which don’t accept modern technologies often due to their conservatism) can be profitable and effective – is also a great lie.
It’s time now to study carefully and calculate scrupulously all the offers that market submits.
It’s time to use the best and the most effective equipment!


Example of savings: profitability of the 100m3 wood drying kiln


Electric power consumption

Standard installed general power of fan motors for traditional European 100m³ drying kilns (means volume according standard load, not the total volume of chamber) makes 32kW.
Annual work with loading factor as 0.85, electric power consumption can be counted:
32kW * 24hours * 365days * 0.85 = 238 272 kWh
Monetary equivalent (calculating in UAH) : 476 544  (rate is 1kWh = 2 ₴)
Standard installed general power of fan motors for GEFEST DKA-100 drying kilns make 12kW.
Annual work with loading factor as 0.85, electric power consumption can be counted:
12kW * 24hours * 365days * 0.85 = 89 352 kWh
Monetary equivalent: 178 704 (!)

That is, electric power consumption – the first saving we’re talking about – is 297 840 ₴ (annually)  less when using GEFEST DKA-100 drying kiln.


Heat energy consumption

The situation about heat energy consumption is similar
Standard installed heat power of boiler which is necessary for every 1m³ of load (for lumber) makes 6 kW for traditional European drying kilns.
Due to thorough study of thermodynamic processes, standard installed heat power of boiler needed for GEFEST DKA-100 drying kiln for every 1m³ of load (for lumber) makes 1-2 kW.
Barely at the stage of purchase and installation of boiler equipment necessary for servicing GEFEST drying kilns your save heat energy up to 3 times!


For traditional drying kilns with working volume of 100m³ the heat power of boiler reaches 600 kW.
For GEFEST DKA-100 drying kilns with the same working volume – sufficient total heat power is 100-200 kW.

Average annual dry firewood consumption for the boiler with power 600 kW makes 9m³/day.
Average annual dry firewood consumption for the boiler with power 200 kW makes 3m³/day.

Dry fuel consumption for traditional 100m³ drying kilns can be calculated:
9m³ * 365days * 0.85 = 2 792 m³
Monetary equivalent: $55 840 (with average price $20/m³)

Dry fuel consumption for GEFEST DKA-100 drying kilns can also be calculated:
3m³ * 365days * 0.85 = 930 m³
Monetary equivalent: $18 600 (with average price $20/m³).

The difference (i.e. YOU SAVE) between dry fuel consumptions (firewood, chips) reaches $37 240 annually (959 302 ₴ NBU exchange rates, Aug 2017)


Summary:

The sum of savings only on direct costs of energy resource when using GEFEST DKA-100 drying kiln (comparatively to traditional European drying kilns) makes 1 257 142  annually and allows to pay off the whole cost of drying kiln during first two years of maintenance.

Only on the difference in energy consumption!

But there are also “hidden” charges; technological accompaniment is usually paid in addition; and flawed wood drying technologies are used often. You can find more on “Technical properties” and “Quality principles” pages.

Some companies in eager to minimize the price are using awful quality materials and equipment. But you can either decrease the quality of equipment, or make the perfect product. It is impossible to get both – no matter what do the sales managers say.


Total recoupment period of drying kilns expenses, considering the cost of necessary boiler equipment is less than 1 year.


Investing in efficiency always give the maximum profit!