Although you can hire a technician to do the maintenance check for you, you should know that there are simple ways to clean your industrial oven without the need f of an expert. You just have to follow your ovens user’s manual and you can never go wrong. You have to remember that there are different types and models of Continuous Ovens and you have to refer solely to the manufacturer’s maintenance regimen to ensure that nothing would go wrong and your equipment would not be damaged in the process. Ovens have maintenance checklist and this should be strictly followed to keep the oven in perfect running condition. The maintenance checklist varies from one manufacturer to another. There are ovens that need to be checked weekly, monthly and periodically depending on the manufacturer’s specifications.
Although manufacturers have different specifications and maintenance requirements, there are areas that can be monitored generally such as the following:
Air pressure switches
Continuous Ovens have air pressure switches which should be checked weekly to ensure that they are still in their proper pressure settings. They should also be replaced accordingly based on the recommendations of the manufacturers.
Connections and sensors
This is one of the most important aspects of an industrial oven specifically a continuous oven because any failure in the sensor will trigger the built-in safety feature of the equipment will automatically shut down the system. Any malfunction in the sensor will cause damage to the products that are being processed in the oven due to inconsistencies in the temperature. To prevent this from happening, a regular check-up should be in place.
Poor heating element in Continuous Ovens can prevent the oven from reaching its desired temperature. To check the heater, pull the tubular elements for inspection. Make sure that there are no contaminants therein and if there is any, remove them from the system to avoid build up. Check the terminal and connections and make sure that they are tight and in place.
Electric power supply
The voltage supply of the oven should be checked regularly to prevent it from overloading of transformers and other control mechanisms. Poor power supply could result to failures in the operation and the malfunctioning of the entire system. This could even be a fire hazard when failed to be checked.
The mentioned are only some of the areas that need to be checked in a continuous oven. Aside from personal regular check-up, call a certified technician to do the job for you especially if you are no longer familiar with what you are seeing on the equipment. For any signs of malfunction, call your certified technician right away.