Throughout the Year We Remember that Safety is no Accident

Posted: Jun 08, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating, Safety in Manufacturing

It’s that time of year again when the National Safety Council reminds us of how important it is for all of us to pay attention to safety. As they say, “safety isn’t an accident” and we must all make safe and conscious choices when we are at work, at home, or on the road. At Wisconsin Oven, safety is a part of our culture as we stated in last year’s National Safety Month blog. This year we are targeting one area specifically: fire safety.

Industrial ovens are large pieces of equipment that can be dangerous, as they do put out a large amount of heat. If not maintained or used properly, oven fires can occur. For example, if combustible residue accumulates within the oven, it could easily ignite. In order to prevent fires, regular and effective cleaning of the oven should be performed. To prevent heat generated by the oven from igniting materials outside of it, a clear aisle should be maintained between the oven and combustible materials.

To ensure optimal safety, industrial ovens should be equipped with safety packages to prevent disasters from occurring. Take a look at the safety features built into our industrial ovens in this post. Both gas and electric models feature air-flow safety switches that will shut off the equipment if the blower fails. In gas ovens, flame monitoring and interlocks will cut off the gas while in electric models, backup contactors disconnect the heating elements if there is a malfunction. These safety packages are designed to prevent fires.

In our 40+ years of designing, engineering, and manufacturing industrial ovens and other heating equipment, we have worked with countless satisfied customers and delivered safe, high-quality units for a wide variety of applications. Safety is a top-priority for us all year, not just something to think about in June. If you have any questions on oven safety, please contact us, the industrial oven experts.

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