Humidity Monitoring for Industrial Oven Performance

Bakeries that rely on industrial ovens to produce delicious pastries and other baked goods understand the importance of accurate temperature control. But if you want smooth operation for your bakery’s equipment, getting the humidity right is also crucial. Humidity is vital in how quickly and efficiently ingredients cook — too much or too little could mean a difference between flaky croissants and soggy concoctions. That’s why humidity monitoring for industrial oven performance allows you to make the necessary adjustments to keep your oven running optimally.

Reading Thermal has decades of experience providing industry-leading bakery solutions. Our SCORPION® 2 Profiling System provides real-time temperature and humidity monitoring to help you achieve the perfect baking conditions. No matter the size of your operation, we have a solution for you.

Why Humidity Monitoring Matters

Humidity control is crucial in industrial ovens because it directly affects how ingredients cook. In a bakery setting, humidity can impact the rise and texture of dough and the overall quality of baked goods. For example, high humidity can make breads and pastries denser, while low humidity can cause them to dry out and become hard.

But it’s not just about the end product — humidity also plays a role in energy efficiency and equipment maintenance. High humidity levels can lead to excess condensation and moisture buildup, damaging oven components and decreasing their lifespan. On the other hand, keeping humidity levels too low can result in dry air that can cause cracks in oven walls and other structural damage.

Achieving Optimal Moisture Levels

Baking comes down to the most basic chemistry — the right balance of heat and moisture levels. Achieving that balance requires constant monitoring and adjustments. With Reading Thermal’s SCORPION® 2 Profiling System, you can easily monitor humidity levels in real time and make necessary changes to maintain optimal conditions.

By running our SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensor through an oven baking cycle, your line workers can easily and quickly gauge how moisture levels are distributed and controlled within your ovens. The first step in achieving optimal baking performance is to know how your ovens operate, as no two ovens work precisely the same. Compiling humidity data allows you to make the necessary adjustments for future runs.

From there, you can accurately measure Dew Point Temperature, Absolute Humidity, and Relative Humidity in a single cycle. This provides a comprehensive view of your oven’s performance and allows you to make necessary changes in real-time for consistent, high-quality results.

Dew Point Temperature is the critical data point that provides insight into how much moisture is present in your oven. By monitoring this, you can make necessary adjustments to achieve perfect baking conditions and ensure that your baked goods have consistent texture and appearance.

Absolute Humidity measures the exact amount of water vapor in a given air volume. This information is crucial for understanding how much moisture is released from oven exhaust and can impact energy efficiency.

Relative Humidity measures how much moisture the air holds relative to what it can hold at a given temperature. This data helps you understand how moisture levels impact your oven’s performance and allow for precise adjustments to achieve optimal baking conditions.

Achieving the perfect balance of heat and humidity is crucial for consistent, high-quality baked goods. With Reading Thermal’s SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensor, humidity monitoring for industrial oven performance has never been easier. 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.