GTD boasts extensive experience in the design and construction of customer and product-specific Batch Ovens. We have developed over 15 individual computer Batch Oven modelling programs to ensure design specificity for any application.
GTD also provides a range of universal Standard Batch Ovens.
In general, Batch Oven applications may be categorised as:
- Baking/Heat Treat/Curing Batch Ovens
- Drying Batch Ovens
- Dehydrating Batch Ovens
A detailed description of each application follows:
Baking/Curing Batch Oven
Baking or Heat Treating or Curing Ovens typically operate within the temperature range 100°C – 450°C. Their role is to process parts which require heating within a specified temperature range to meet a specified requirement.
To ensure the oven temperature process maintains repeatable accuracy, a fully automated control system ramps the heating and cooling temperatures to your requirements.
In many instances, Baking/Heat Treat/Curing Ovens release volatile and/or flammable products which may result in an explosion. GTD has implemented additional design considerations which ensure safety, and of course statutory compliance.
Drying Batch Oven
Drying Batch Ovens undertake the process of removing all (or almost all) of the moisture from a product. Essentially, water within the product is removed via boiling at temperatures in excess of 100°C. The finished product contains no moisture whatsoever.
In some applications the moisture is removed as part of a sterilisation process. The design results in an extremely clean internal environment, which can be designed to pharmaceutical standards.
Dehydrating Batch Oven
Dehydrating Batch Ovens remove moisture from the product via the process of evaporation. Evaporation involves moving the high moisture concentration within the product to the low moisture concentration air inside the Dehydrating Batch Oven. This process is always conducted at temperatures <99°C.
Many factors effect the speed with which this evaporation occurs including the:
- specific nature of the product
- operating temperature
- humidity in the Dehydrating Oven
- fresh air introduced into the Dehydrating Oven
We have found the majority of Dehydrating Batch Ovens we have designed involve processing food or pharmaceutical products for human or animal consumption. The design results in an extremely clean internal environment, which can be designed to pharmaceutical standards.
To assure yourself that a GTD Batch Oven will perform as required, we invite you to trial your product in the GTD Test Oven. For more information on the GTD Test Oven please select it from the products menu.