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Temp-Air Provides H-T Options
Temp-Air offers the pallet industry a variety of options for heat treating wood packaging materials, making it easier and more cost effective to adhere to IPPC standards.

By Staff
Date Posted: 12/1/2005

Temp-Air offers the pallet industry a variety of options for heat treating wood packaging materials, making it easier and more cost effective to adhere to standards passed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

With the Temp-Air system, any enclosed structure can become a heat chamber, no matter the size.

Temp-Air’s Standard System
Includes:

• Heaters

• Circulation blowers

• Portable temperature recorder and
data logger

• Digital probes to measure
temperatures in the core of the wood

• Computer software to download

temperatures and customer information

• Set-up, equipment training
and troubleshooting

• License to use the Temp-Air
patented process

• Guaranteed Heat Treatment
Certification

Temp-Air’s patented process draws 100% outside air through heaters to create a positive pressure in the enclosed structure.

Temp-Air systems are versatile, with the ability to maintain or reduce moisture while heat-treating wood packaging to IPPC requirements. The total package has everything a company requires to obtain heat-treatment certification.

Temp-Air offers multiple system
applications and all have been tested
to meet IPPC export requirements.
Heat chambers are available in a
variety of sizes, and Temp-Air has
the ability to customize a treatment
application. Emergency support is available from trained Temp-Air service technicians, and training and support is available in order to obtain heat-treatment certification.

Temp-Air’s customers include Martin Brothers Container in Tennessee and Southland Manufacturing in Kentucky.

"The TEMP-AIR wood heating system has been an excellent purchase," said Rocky Martin, vice president of Martin Brothers. "It is highly functional, inexpensive and allows us to do business in Europe without adding a lot of overhead to the cost of the product. The
time to heat is approximately two to three hours for 10,000 board feet of hardwood lumber."

"Southland Manufacturing Company is extremely pleased with our choice of Temp-Air to supply its heating units for the heat treatment of pallets," said Glenn Atkinson, president of Southland. "Temp-Air successfully participated from the design stage through construction, provided the on-site expertise needed to get up and running, and their estimates of energy usage were right on the money. Southland is heat treating thousands of pallets each day with no problems."

For more information, contact Temp-Air at (800) 836-7432 or see the Web site at www.temp-air.com.








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