Risks And Safeguards Of Industrial Ovens

The primary risks with industrial ovens are associated with the high temperatures and volatile materials inside the ovens. As temperatures increase in an enclosed space, and combine with flammable gases and vapors, an environment is created where combustion or explosion becomes a concern. The first line of defense to ensure a safe process is to comply with NFPA standards. The NFPA provides a list of stipulations, requirements, and regulations for all industrial equipment. Effective training, proper use, and regular maintenance of an industrial oven goes a long way towards preventing dangerous situations that can cause substantial damage and personal injury. In addition to NFPA standards, oven manufacturers provide guidelines for processes and procedures. They consider the different types of materials since they have individual safety requirements. A safety form should be attached to the oven that shows the materials being treated, the operating temperature, and the rate of exhaustion. Safety Considerations Temperature Control – Temperature Monitors and Shutoff Devices Common sense dictates that the operating temperature in an industrial oven must be less than the temperature of combustion of the [...]

2023-05-25T15:30:44-04:00May 25th, 2023|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Risks And Safeguards Of Industrial Ovens

Industrial Ovens vs Industrial Furnaces

People often get industrial ovens and industrial furnaces confused. Both types of ovens provide high temperatures, both are housed in fireproof enclosures, and both are used for heat treatment in various industries. The major difference between the two, however, is simple – the temperature of the heat they provide. But there are other differences as well. Temperature The most notable difference between an industrial oven and furnace is the temperature. An oven operates at temperatures up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. A furnace heats to temperatures above 1000 degrees and can go to 2000 degrees or higher. Heat Sources and Distribution An industrial oven contains a chamber where the product is held and a separate chamber for the heat source and air recirculation fan. The air is heated then recirculated into the chamber holding the product, using a system of ductwork. A large amount of air is needed to transfer the heat to the product. In an industrial furnace, the heat is introduced directly to the chamber where the product sits. The heat source can be gas, electric, steam, or hot [...]

2023-05-25T15:33:11-04:00May 25th, 2023|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Industrial Ovens vs Industrial Furnaces

Different Types of Powder Coating Ovens and How to Choose the Right One

For professional results in powder coating, choosing the right type of curing oven is essential.  A high-quality curing oven will produce superior results, as well as save money in energy costs. There are many options in powder coating ovens, each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. The two main types of powder ovens include infrared and convection curing. The main difference between these two ovens is how they work. Convection Powder Coating Ovens Convection ovens use convection heat, transferred through the air, to increase the temperature of the  oven and the product surface. Curing in a convection oven starts on the outside of the product and works in. This outside-in method means it takes longer to cure the powder coating than it would with infrared. Due to the longer process, convection ovens are more often used for small production shops. But because convection ovens cure slower, they generally cost less than infrared ovens to purchase. There are two types of convection ovens: electric and gas-powered. Electric ovens usually have smaller variation in temperature control and cost less to [...]

2023-03-07T13:09:24-05:00March 7th, 2023|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Different Types of Powder Coating Ovens and How to Choose the Right One

Maximizing Efficiency with Industrial Powder Coating Ovens

To maximize the efficiency of your industrial powder coating operation, it's crucial to ensure that your batch powder curing oven is performing at its best. The following information outlines items to consider that may help solve curing issues, improve your efficiency and increase the lifespan of your equipment. Air Temperature And Airflow One of the key factors that can impact the quality of your finished products is the air temperature and airflow within the oven. It's important to note that temperature uniformity can vary from oven to oven. Be aware that ovens with ceiling ducts may be cooler at the floor level, while ovens with wall ducts may have cooler areas in the corners and close to the floor. It's crucial that you regularly monitor temperature levels with an oven data recorder and keep a log of the results. To prevent changes in the way the oven functions, it is essential to check for modifications in the movement of air within your building. Is there wind blowing into the structure from outside? Were building exhaust fans deactivated but vents left [...]

2023-10-03T14:30:23-04:00March 7th, 2023|Design & Engineering, Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Maximizing Efficiency with Industrial Powder Coating Ovens

Heating Sources For Industrial Ovens

When it comes to industrial ovens, the first two things to consider are the source of the heat and the airflow pattern. The fuel for the heat that’s introduced into the oven can come from a variety of sources including gas, steam, water, electricity, or ultraviolet light. The fuel an oven uses dictates how it works. Gas Ovens There are two types of gas ovens, direct and indirect. In a direct gas oven, a gas or propane burner heats the air that is circulated through the system using a fan. They generally operate at temperatures between 200° F and 500° F, but can reach up to 1000° F. Indirect gas ovens use a gas or propane heat exchanger. A circulating fan pushes air through the heat exchanger to radiation tubes. With this format, the flame is enclosed within a sealed combustion chamber away from the work area. The flame never touches the circulating air. Steam Ovens With a steam oven, water is heated to the boiling point; the resulting steam is used to heat the oven. This is a slower [...]

2023-01-03T14:38:54-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Heating Sources For Industrial Ovens

Industrial Ovens – What Types Are Available?

Industrial ovens are used to cure coatings, condition metals, and treat parts using high temperatures. Most ovens fall under one of two categories – batch or continuous. Batch ovens treat large quantities of products at one time and come in sizes ranging from a few cubic feet to several cubic meters. They are manufactured in benchtop versions for smaller products and walk in versions for large scale production. They are generally heated by direct or indirect electrical elements or burners. Continuous ovens, also known as conveyor ovens are part of a mass production system that are continuously fed products. They are designed to fit into a specific manufacturing process that includes a conveyor system. Continuous ovens are used for a variety of purposes including drying, curing, bonding, forming, and more. They may have multiple heating and/or cooling zones. What Are The Different Types Of Industrial Ovens? Industrial ovens come in endless varieties and new ones are constantly being designed to meet specific needs. However, below are the most widely manufactured and used industrial ovens. Curing ovens, also known as baking [...]

2022-12-06T12:37:07-05:00December 6th, 2022|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Industrial Ovens – What Types Are Available?

Consider Oven Systems Early In The Paint Booth Purchase Cycle To Save Money

It is important to carefully consider what heating system will be needed before making a paint booth purchase. There are various factors that should be considered in order to make sure a wise investment is made. Consider the following when purchasing a paint booth and oven system: An oven often requires alterations to the plant’s infrastructure. Understanding the requirements can keep you from wasting money in the long run. The exhaust system from the oven may need to be routed through the facility and may require a considerable amount of floorspace. In some instances, installing a heating system may require major modifications and can be quite expensive; for example, adding heating to a cross air-flow booth. Some booths, such as vertical air flow booths, are more easily modified to add heating; however, exhausting it may require a more complex route due to its rear evacuation and need for additional duct work. This may end up being more expensive. If you decide to purchase an unheated booth with the thought of adding heat down the road, make sure to leave space [...]

2022-08-02T13:06:13-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Consider Oven Systems Early In The Paint Booth Purchase Cycle To Save Money

What To Consider When Buying An Industrial Oven For Finishing Processes

Like many equipment purchases, buying a process or batch oven for finishing involves considering a great many factors. Unlike industrial ovens, other purchases often can be installed in a facility without much interference with existing equipment. A process oven, however requires the analysis of factors, such as ventilation, clearance, and air circulation, in addition to determining the right size, location for the equipment, and budget parameters. In some instances, alterations to the infrastructure may be required. For example, exhaust and conveying systems must be routed through the facility and require a considerable amount of floorspace. Ventilation and Exhaust When considering the ventilation system, the air must come from somewhere and go somewhere. It must be filtered, heated and recycled. Additionally, oven exhaust, if not handled properly, can introduce toxic fumes into your facility. Designing a system that exhausts safely can depend on the oven’s location and design of the building. An oven expert may need to visit the facility to make the necessary adjustments for optimal ventilation and exhaust design. Air Circulation Temperature consistency throughout the finishing oven is created [...]

2021-11-02T14:22:37-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on What To Consider When Buying An Industrial Oven For Finishing Processes

Halogen/Convection Cure Ovens

Within the past month, Production Systems fabricated a pair of halogen/convection cure ovens. They were then prepared for installation. The first oven was designed specifically for stain and glaze curing. With pre-assembled and wired in modules in the 9' heated section of the oven, the oven controls also allow for an addition 9' heated length for future purposes. The UL 508A listed control panel allows for both single zone batch operation and dual zone control for process operation as needed. The second oven, currently identical in size, is designed specifically for top coat curing. The difference between the two ovens is that the second oven is fabricated with 3 circulation fans for maximum air movement. While the UL508A listed control panel also allows for single zone batch operation and dual zone control for process operation, this control panel is designed to allow two additional 9' heated lengths for 27' overall. Learn more about the many types of cure ovens offered at Production Systems. You may also call us at (336) 886-7161, or email us at info@productionsystems-usa.com for more information. [...]

2021-06-01T11:42:07-04:00June 1st, 2021|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Halogen/Convection Cure Ovens

Gas Fired Convection Cure Oven

Production Systems Inc. most recent project is the manufacturing and installation of a Gas Fired Convection Type Cure Oven. This oven is constructed with 4’’ thick Oven Panels with 4# Density Mineral Wool. The Oven has one Central Return Air Plenum, two Floor Mounted Supply Plenums that are fitted with adjustable dampers to balance air flow. The oven has integral support steel for oven panel structure, exhaust fans and duct as well as overhead conveyor. Access doors and Interior Lighting are also included for convenience and maintenance purposes. All Circulation Fans are fitted with Intake Duct, Housing and Supply Duct to Connect the Fans to the Return and Supply Plenums. The Fans are provided with Support Steel for Overhead Wall Mounting. The Cure Oven is designed with Exhaust, Quick Purge and Air Seal Systems to ensure a proper finish. Installed with a Production Systems UL508A Labeled Control Panel that includes a 7’’ Panelview 800 Touch Screen, Soft Starts for all Circulation Fans, Separate Controls for Exhaust and Quick Purge Fans, and across-the-line starters for all motors other than Circulation [...]

2021-06-01T11:38:51-04:00March 2nd, 2021|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Gas Fired Convection Cure Oven
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