Uniform temperatures within the working chamber of an industrial oven ensure the most consistent products. However, if you want to maximize the full potential of an industrial oven, then it’s important that you know the two crucial elements when it comes to getting a uniformly heated product out of the oven every time: temperature uniformity and control sensitivity.
Temperature uniformity refers to the spread of deviation between the lowest and the highest points of temperature within the working area of the oven. There are a lot of things that affect this uniformity, including air circulation, air flow pattern, product loading style, placement of the load inside the oven, and oven temperature. It is vital that the loading configuration is perfectly matched with the right air flow. Otherwise, the air might be reduced to the extent that uniformity is adversely affected.
Take for instance the case of processing a product using flat and solid shelves inside your custom industrial oven. Employing a vertical air flow pattern is the biggest mistake you can make as the air can be blocked and will not be able to take the right pathway towards the return duct. Remember that ovens work by transferring heat through air movement and so improper air flow will disable the oven to operate as needed. In this case, full-horizontal air flow would be the perfect option to allow enough air flow.
The other factor is on control sensitivity or the ability of the controls to react to any fluctuation in temperature during operations. You have to be extra mindful of this when deciding on a custom industrial oven because if the control instrument does not read correctly, it can’t respond accordingly to the application requirements. Even if the oven has a good temperature uniformity, the lack of proper control sensitivity will still make your oven perform poorly.
Both these factors have to go hand-in-hand, and coupled with an excellent oven, you will be able to get the results you need. Contact Eastman Manufacturing today for more information on our ovens!