The application for heat processing varies from one industry to another. Heat treating, drying, curing, and bonding are just some of the various uses for gas fired ovens. While ovens and furnaces come in different types and configurations, they use the same principle of thermal transfer. The choice of which particular heat processing equipment to use depends on the specific application as well as on the needs of the products to be manufactured. So, in order to be successful with your thermal application, here are some of the criteria you should be aware of.
Gas fired ovens are generally classified as a heating equipment that operates from ambient temperature to 538°C. It can be designed to be used for intermittent loadings or for a continuous work flow with the help of conveyor. The source of heat varies, including fuel combustion, electricity, steam or hot water. Similarly, there are also different ways of heat transfer. It can be done through radiant heat transfer, natural convection or forced convection. Usually, radiant heat transfer is less expensive and is much faster but not as flexible as the convection method. On the other hand, both convection methods are easily controllable even for odd shapes.
In addition, gas fired ovens can be used to contain special atmosphere like nitrogen or argon. It can also be designed to incorporate unique construction materials for special applications. When it comes to processes that deal with substantial variation in product size or output, a batch oven would be the ideal choice. As for processes involving paint finishing and heat treating applications with high volume of similar items, a continuous oven configuration is the perfect option. And finally, selection of gas fired ovens involves many other things, including the quantity of the material, its uniformity, product size, shape, and the temperature tolerance.