Accession Number : ADA132090

Title :   DEP(Drying Economics Program), A Computer Program for Evaluating Lumber Drying Costs and Investments.

Descriptive Note : General technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s) : Holmes,Stewart ; Harpole,George B ; Bilek,Edward

PDF Url : ADA132090

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Because of the time and energy required for drying lumber, drying costs are typically among the highest in wood products manufacturing. If current trends in costs of working capital and energy continue, drying costs can be expected to become an increasingly larger part of the total manufacturing cost unless more effective lumber drying practices can be identified. Analysis of such problems is a complex process requiring identification of investment and processing costs associated with the value added by lumber drying. We developed DEP (Drying Economics Program) to meet the computational needs for such analyses. In this publication we describe the use of the DEP computer program and offer examples of analyses.

Descriptors :   *Lumber, *Drying, *Cost analysis, *Computer programs, Manufacturing, Costs, Computer aided diagnosis, Economic analysis, Industrial production, User manuals

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE