Course code TRE210

TRE210 Timber Industry

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Course responsible: Anders Qvale Nyrud
Teachers: Olav Albert Høibø
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
A minimum of 5 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
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:
To be announced in Canvas.
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 and exercises 50 hrs + 5 hrs. Students own effort in preparing exercises and excursions together with assignments and reports: approx. 240 hrs. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: Approx. 50 hours. Exercises: 5 hours. Excursions: 3 days. Written assignments.
The course will not be offered if less than five students sign up.
The exam is graded by an external examiner.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: A - E / F