Course code TRE210

TRE210 Timber Industry

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Course responsible: Birger Eikenes
Teachers: Holger Militz
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
A minimum of 5 students must sign up for the course in order for it to be held.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Even years
First time: 2008H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Machines and equipment for various processing techniques. Wood and water, dimension stability. Dynamic transport of water in wood. Water content and temperature. Wood protection - modification, impregnation, surface treatment and gluing. Planning of production and logistics. Sawing simulation, lumber recovery and lumber yield. Production economy, cost allocation and profitability analysis.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: The students should have knowledge about the sawmilling industry in Norway, and how the business structure has developed over the last decades. 

Skills: The students should be able to describe methods, machinery and equipment used in the wood industry for processing, drying and modification of wood and wood based products. They should gain an understanding of relevant surface coatings, impregnation methods, and gluing of wood, and how these treatments influence the utilisation of wood. The students should also learn to plan and control different production processes in the wood and sawmilling industry.

General competence: The students should understand which opportunities the sawmilling companies have for adapting production, products and markets in the future. 

Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, more and less extensive written assignments plus excursions. The exercises are used to concretise the theoretical material. The students present some of the papers in class.
Teaching support:
Advance information is publicly available at
To be announced in Fronter.
SKOG101, SKOG210.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
All written assignments. Participation in minimum 3/4 of the exercises and excursions is required to sit for the examination.
Written exam: 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: Approx. 50 hours. Exercises: 5 hours. Excursions: 2 days. Written assignments.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: Approx. 50 hours. Exercises: 5 hours. Excursions: 2 days. Written assignments.
Registration deadline is 1. May to Birger Eikenes,
The exam is graded by an external examiner.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått