Thanks for tuning into part 2 of the Steam Wood Kiln episode. If you missed part 1 of the Steam Wood Kiln, check it out here.
On today's Steam Culture, we are learning how steam is used to dry lumber for cabinets and hardwood flooring. Our friend Tom Thompson from Salem Hardwood gives us a tour of his operation, and demonstrates how steam is used to dry lumber and prepare it for the next cycle of life.
In order for the wood to dry the lumber is placed inside a kiln, then it's exposed to indirect steam heat of 160-190 degrees for up to 70 hours until dry. Salem Hardwood dries Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Hickory, Walnut and Poplar.
What was your favorite construction tool growing up? Well, we all know Brent loves all things steam, and his passion overflows into construction equipment.
With the first Steam Culture episode of 2016, Brent dives right into food. When it comes to food, Brent concentrates on three major food groups: cheese, dough, and whatever else you want to add to a pizza! This year, the U.S. is estimated to sell more than 12.5 million pizzas.
Today, Brent talks about making electricity with steam. We use steam for many things including lighting our Christmas trees. Recently, we discussed underground steam extraction, but this time, Brent shows us how to extract it by a process called Geothermal. With this process, heat is extracted below earth's surface and uses it above the surface. And it all starts with Lava.
On this episode, we are continuing our groundbreaking theme with more underground extraction. Today, we will discuss Steam Enhanced Extraction or Steam Flooding. This process extracts oil and other harmful contaminates from the earth.