A lot of people are surprised to learn that industrial ovens aren’t large ovens found in large kitchens. In fact, they have little if anything to do with kitchens.
This small explanation is usually enough to completely turn a person’s world upside-down, but what about the question: what, then, do these ovens do? The answer to that might astound them even more, once they realize that without the use of an industrial oven, they would not have much of what is familiar to them today.
There are a variety of different kinds of industrial ovens: regenerative thermal oxidizers, stress relieving ovens, heat recovery systems, and many more. Some of these are used to ensure the quality of a product and ensure that the product will retain its integrity. Some are used to ensure that no pollutants are released into the atmosphere. Some use the heat and energy made by a factory or plant in a productive way. Sometimes the use of these ovens ensures the safety of a factory or plant.
Without industrial ovens, factories would still be producing nothing but toxic chemicals and subpar products. Your air would be dirtier, your factory-produced items would be of lower quality and your friends and relatives working in factories or plants would be in greater danger.
But more precisely, what do things like stress relieving ovens and their cousins do? How do we experience them on a day-to-day basis? Do you have any factory-made glass items? Those were heated using an industrial oven. What about a car?
The paint on it was dried using an industrial oven. Have you even taken medication before? The ingredients in medicines are dried using industrial ovens. The quality of the parts of your car is assured by a stress relief oven.
Although industrial ovens are sometimes used in food processing (for drying raw materials, for example), they do not have much to do with and are not found in a kitchen. As with many things, industrial ovens influence our day-to-day lives in strange ways – in some ways,
their influence seems obvious and in others we may never have guessed it. It may seem odd to think of it, but as you see more and more ways that industrial ovens have factored into your life and have helped shape some of the things you take for granted, take a moment and thank the unsung hero: the industrial oven manufacturer.