High Temperature Heat Flux Measurement

A bakery’s reputation is entirely hinged on the quality of its products. If your production continuously produces inconsistent goods, that reflects on your reputation as a provider of baked goods. Curating consistency and high-quality output means monitoring the conditions and variables within your commercial ovens. Regular high-temperature heat flux measurements allow you to maintain optimal conditions that increase productivity and produce better-quality output.

Reading Thermal has spent the last 25 years building a brand associated with innovation, cutting-edge technology, and unquestionable results. Every oven build varies, impacting their production and the final products baked within them. Our SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor provides critical insights into how your ovens operate, allowing you to take precise measurements of their environments and how they transfer heat to your product lines. The SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor provides in-process data, presented in intuitive data report and graph formats, that allows your bakery to calibrate each oven to meet your exact specifications for your production needs.

What Is Heat Flux Measurement?

Heat flux measurement is the process of calculating and recording the rate at which heat energy passes through a physical object or substance, also known as its specific heat flux. The SCORPION® 2 Data Logger uses an advanced array of sensors to measure temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide levels in your ovens, and other physical parameters during baking processes. It then compiles this information into easy-to-use reports that enable you to see what adjustments need to be made for optimum results.

More specifically, the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger operates with a plug-in SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor that records the variables and measurements across the heat transfer process in your ovens. It is placed on the conductive band mechanism. It rides through your ovens in the product line, allowing it to experience the totality of the baking process and compile all relevant heat flux data, which is then saved onto the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger. After that, the Data Logger can be connected to an available PC that downloads all available data gained from the baking process and processes them into visual data reports and graphs for easy viewing, analysis, and optimization.

Why Is Monitoring Heat Flux Important?

Simply put, a change in heat flux will affect your product consistency – negatively if your oven conditions are too hot, for example. By monitoring heat flux in real time, you can make any necessary adjustments to your baking process and optimize it for the best possible results. This is especially useful when comparing multiple ovens with different designs. Every oven has a unique thermal profile, which affects the quality of your product output. Creating heat flux profiles allows you to adjust each oven’s parameters to produce consistent products, ensuring everything aligns with your standards, expectations, and quality assurance parameters.

To summarize, high-temperature heat flux measurement is crucial to achieving consistent, quality results in the commercial baking industry. By using the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger with its accompanying SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor, bakers can accurately record and monitor all relevant physical parameters during their oven bake processes to ensure that they are operating at optimum conditions for producing consistently delicious baked goods.​ 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.