Whether starting up a new oven for the first time or trying to determine what your real operating conditions are, it is important to understand oven performance. Oven users need to compare the current operating parameters with the oven’s design capabilities based on the original oven design. By comparing that information to the daily operating condition, oven users can better understand the oven’s daily performance.
Unfortunately, over time, the personnel responsible for specifying and purchasing the original equipment move on, and the original design information may no longer be available. At the same time, aging of the components and changes to the original design that deviate from the optimal running conditions of the machine can occur. The changing conditions affect both mechanical and electrical operation.