Re: Calculations?

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Posted by Vince B on February 01, 2000 at 19:39:47:

In Reply to: Calculations? posted by Judi B on January 20, 2000 at 11:55:41:

: I am trying to use a steam autoclave to increase the moisture content of wood veneer. Is there a way to calculate the amount of water going into the wood given the pressure of the saturated steam?

I do not know the relationship between steam pressure versus increase in moisture content.
You can try to measure the mass of the wood before and after and develop the relationship.

I have no experience with an autoclave. Steam is supposed to be "dry" meaning there should be no free moisture to dump into the veneer.
Is this a common practice?

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