There are several types of industrial ovens available on the market, and the main differences between them are the materials and substances that they are built from and the temperatures that they reach. Unlike conventional ovens that are made for home usage and food purposes, industrial ovens are large scaled, so much so that in some cases one can walk in into them. Despite being relatively big, the sizes, shapes, styles and capacities do also vary depending on the oven’s baking purposes.
The most common industrial ovens are still used for food processing and they are mainly used by the food industry, but they are also found on a smaller scaled size in restaurants or bakeries. Most of these larger types of industrial ovens are also called batch ovens or cabinet walk-in ovens, as they feature wheeled racks or carts. A batch oven will operate in several different scenarios, such as baking, drying and curing. Chemical industries are other regular costumers of industrial ovens. From pharmacy to investigation or mainstream commercial related products, the uses of an oven may be reduced to a batch oven alone, but they may need to be more specific an, in that case, may include utilizing drying ovens that retrieve humidity, and may also be known as kilns or curing ovens in which the heat generates chemical reactions. They may also use inert gas ovens, vacuum ovens, gravity convection ovens or forced air convection ovens, amongst other types.
The heat can be generated from horizontal or vertical flows and there are as many types of ovens as the different industries that require them. Everything from aeroplane components to a simple glass cup has met an industrial oven somewhere along their manufacturing process. Clean room ovens may also be featured in these more science related specific areas of expertise where a clean room is mandatory, mainly in biotechnology, scientific research and product development. In large scale operations, a conveyor or continuous oven is usually incorporated as part of the rapid production line system.
The applications of specific industrial ovens define their features and the temperatures that they reach are a fundamental part of them, as well as their capacity. Depending on the model, the energetic power that is used can range from gas to electrical or even steam.
Industrial ovens may be used as a supplier of details and finishing designs concerning the painting or coating of a determined object or product, as their usage is an important part of modelling and constructing the object or product itself, like shaping plastic polymers for example. Industrial ovens reach extremely high temperatures, and some furnaces’ heat rises up to 1800º, so they are built with isolating resistant materials, and they include security procedures and display several control panels that help prevent accidents as well as increase their effectiveness by reducing heat escape and energy loss.