Measuring Humidity in Industrial Bakery Cooling Systems

For bakeries, high-quality ovens and precise ingredients are key components of producing delicious baked goods. However, when it comes to preserving these treats for storage or transportation, special consideration must be given to the environment. Humidity can significantly affect the texture of finished products; too much moisture can lead to caked-on surfaces that are difficult to separate from baking pans for packaging. With this in mind, measuring humidity levels with an industrial bakery cooling system is essential for maintaining product consistency and quality.

The cooling processes your baked goods undergo play just as critical a role as the heating processes, and it’s here that Reading Thermal’s industry-leading technology can help to preserve your finished product. The SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensor is designed to measure the moisture content of the thermal environment, in both heating and cooling processes, making it one of the most accurate and versatile tools used to ensure quality control in industrial baking.

Creating Greater Efficiencies in Baking

Without the aid of specialized tools and technologies, creating a clear profile of your oven conditions is impractical. There are limited methods to diagnose environmental conditions or issues in the baking process from the exterior, making it all the more difficult to make calculated alterations to improve efficiency. Reading Thermal’s SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensor offers an innovative solution, allowing bakers to monitor their cooling systems in real-time.

This technology enables bakers and line workers to compile data on humidity levels throughout the entire baking process, from start to finish, gleaning valuable information that would otherwise be impossible to quantify. Some of this information includes:

  • Relative humidity in cooling processes and ovens
  • Temperature readings of cooling systems
  • Comparison of humidity levels in various parts of the baking line
  • Calculated predictions for humidity levels 

These data points and more provide critical insight into humidity parameters and how they affect finished products throughout the cooling process. By providing these humidity profiles across multiple cooling systems, bakers can pinpoint which cooling systems are performing more efficiently and why. Knowing these data points ensures bakers can make the fitting adjustments to their other cooling systems to mimic the conditions of the most efficient cooling systems, resulting in better finished products. 

Why Cooling Is Important for Baked Goods

Humidity, in particular, is one of the most important environmental factors to control during baking. Proper cooling prevents condensation from forming and helps maintain a stable temperature for their products. When humidity levels are not monitored during cooling processes, baked goods can become vulnerable to moisture damage – leading to crumbled or stuck-together products that make packaging more difficult.

A lack of understanding of your cooling environments is the leading cause of low-quality batches. By monitoring this key parameter, the cooling process can produce high-quality goods more consistently. 

By integrating Reading Thermal’s SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensor to measure humidity in industrial bakery cooling systems, bakers can ensure that their products are humidity-controlled throughout the baking process. This technology makes it possible to measure and adjust the moisture content of your thermal environment from start to finish, helping bakeries produce consistent, high-quality products and reduce waste. 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.