Heat Flux Profiling for Improving Bakery Oven Efficiency

As a baker, you understand the importance of achieving precise temperatures in your oven. Not only does this ensure that your products are cooked correctly and consistently, but it also plays an invaluable role in maximizing efficiency. One important tool available to achieve these goals is heat flux profiling, which helps product quality by giving bakers greater control over time-temperature profiles during the baking process. Using heat flux profiling to improve bakery oven efficiency can help you achieve your desired results cost-effectively and efficiently.

Reading Thermal is the leading provider of heat flux profiling solutions for bakeries worldwide. Our heat flux sensor offers accurate, reliable, and real-time measurements that provide bakers with the necessary information to profile their oven baking parameters and environments properly. With our system, you can achieve consistent results while reducing waste and energy costs. Efficiency is everything in baking, and we endeavor to provide industry-leading products to help our customers achieve that.

What Is Heat Flux Profiling?

Heat flux profiling measures the heat transfer rate (heat flux) through a material or surface, in this case, the baking product. By measuring and analyzing this data, bakers can gain insight into how their oven performs and make necessary adjustments to achieve better results. Heat flux profiling offers a more detailed understanding of the baking process compared to only monitoring air temperature, which can be misleading and not representative of the actual heat transfer occurring on the product surface.

How Does Heat Flux Profiling Benefit Bakeries?

Improving oven efficiency is crucial for any bakery looking to maximize profits and reduce waste. Using heat flux profiling, bakers can accurately determine the best time-temperature profiles for their products, leading to consistent results and reduced energy costs. Heat flux profiling also allows for better product quality, providing bakers with the tools to troubleshoot and identify any issues in their baking process.

Creating an Accurate, Complete Profile

Ovens are extreme environments. Taking accurate measurements of how heat is transferred at the product level can be challenging if your sensors can’t handle the heat level needed to bake your products. You can’t have accuracy without resiliency, and that’s what Reading Thermal thrives in.

Our SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor measures convective and radiant heat fluxes at the product level,  providing real-time data about your baking process. It is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of industrial bakeries and deliver accurate, reliable results every time. With the data provided by our heat flux sensor, bakers can create an accurate and complete profile of their oven’s performance, allowing for better control and optimization.

Once you’ve run our Heat Flux Sensor, our SCORPION® 2 Data Logger, and a Thermal Barrier through your oven cycle,  you’ll have objective, precise data to help set your baking process. This will allow for better control and optimization of your oven, improving efficiency and product quality. Most importantly, it provides the information you need to ensure all of your ovens operate on the same page together.

Heat flux profiling for improving bakery oven efficiency lets you know what’s going wrong, making your production stagnate. If you’re interested in our services, call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 or contact us online for more details about our innovative products.