SP has measured significant energy savings in a kiln with Alent Dynamic®control system

The Alent vision is that all batch kilns in the world shall be controlled by Alent Dynamic® control system. Alent will not manufacture any kilns. Therefor we presented several mechanical solutions for kiln constructions at this year’s LIGNA trade show. We want to push energy-efficient wood drying solutions that utilize all possibilities with Alent Dynamic®.

In a full scale demo project funded by Setra, Alent and The Swedish Energy Agency, one of this new solutions was tested. Measurements by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden showed great improvements in the drying of pine 50 mm to 18% compared to conventional drying: 

61% lower power consumption
20% less heat consumption
15% faster drying time and tension free wood