Industrial Oven Temperature Calibration

If you are interested in temperature calibration of your industrial oven, investment in a profiling system from Reading Thermal is an excellent solution.

Reading Thermal, a Reading Bakery Systems brand headquartered in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, has researched and examined the commercial baking process since 1999. As a result, our team of heat transfer experts developed the SCORPION® 2 Data Logging Measurement System, now an industry standard, which measures and maps the essential baking parameters of temperature, air velocity, heat flux, and humidity.

Why Temperature Profiling is Important

The quality of your finished products depends on your oven’s performance. While you may know a lot about every other step in your manufacturing operation, do you know what is happening inside your oven?

The characteristics of baked goods are determined by the amount and type of heat applied to them during the baking process, and every oven bakes differently. Temperature profiling provides you with reliable data that will help you optimize your process, prove process control, and make corrections when required.

The benefits include:

  • Better control of product quality
  • Better control of product consistency
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduction of energy consumption and costs
  • Improves process repeatability
  • Quick troubleshooting

Our state-of-the-art profiling system also provides an easy way to validate your kill step for food safety and FSMA compliance. FSMA requires commercial bakeries to provide validation of process controls, or thermal kill steps, in an effort to reduce food borne pathogens, such as Salmonella spp, in ingredients and finished products.

Oven Temperature Measurement

The Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array is designed to measure temperature at product level, in fixed positions across the conveyor, and delivers a true representation of what your product is experiencing over time. Different types of pluggable sensors are available, including one designed for solid or tight mesh conveyors and one for open mesh conveyors.

The sensor array is connected to the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger and then travels through the oven with the product, yielding a precise picture of temperature from side-to-side and end-to-end.

There are 2 types of pluggable temperature sensors. One is an Air/Conveyor sensor that is designed to measure the surface temperature of the conveyor as well as the air temperature directly above the conveyor. This Sensor is designed for solid or tight mesh conveyors and measures air and band temperatures.

The other pluggable temperature sensor is an Air/Air sensor. It is designed to measure upper air temperature immediately above the conveyor, and lower air temperature of the air rising through the conveyor.  It is meant for open mesh conveyors.

Reading Thermal can help you with industrial oven temperature calibration and ensure that you have the critical information you need to correct problems and maintain optimum conditions. Call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2, or contact us online to learn more about our state-of-the-art products.