Belt Conveyor Oven to Dry Barrels for Leading Distillery

Feb 10, 2014

Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of a custom designed conveyor oven used for drying wooden alcohol barrels for a leading distillery. The customer ordered the drying oven to increase their production rate. The belt conveyor oven is designed with the capability to dry 160 barrels per hour. The barrels will be loaded on the conveyor belt 2 rows wide for a heating time of 20 minutes. 

The natural gas fired conveyor oven features 3,500,000 BTU’s and 79,000 CFM of recirculation air. The oven is designed with bottom-up air flow through the work chamber to deliver the air over the full width and length of the heating chamber. The ductwork is adjustable so it can be set for optimum air flow efficiencies.

“This belt conveyor oven was a customized solution for our customer to increase their production rate for drying barrels. At Wisconsin Oven we pride ourselves in finding solutions for our customers that meet or exceed their expectations.”  Nick Toci, Sales Engineer of Wisconsin Oven.

Unique features of this belt conveyor oven include:

  • A conveyor speed of 3.22 feet per minute which provides a heating time of 20 minutes.
  • A cool down system that utilizes a motorized damper to draw cooling air into the oven and exhaust it out at a volume of approximately 10,000 CFM.
  • 3 zones of heating for a total of 3,500,000 BTU’s. Burners are adjusted at the factory for optimum running efficiency.
  • An exhaust and fresh air system with the sufficient capacity to remove 240 pounds of moisture per hour at the normal operating temperature.
  • A safety railing on top of the oven around the perimeter with a ladder mounted on the right hand side of the oven painted OSHA yellow.

This belt conveyor oven was fully factory tested and adjusted prior to shipment to help reduce installation and start-up times. A factory acceptance test was completed to ensure the equipment met all quality standards and complied with the Customer’s scope of supply. The custom drying oven is backed by Wisconsin Oven’s Exclusive and Unprecedented 3-Year WOW warranty. This warranty covers all materials for all components (less wear items).

About Wisconsin Oven

Wisconsin Oven Corporation has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing industrial ovens and other heating equipment since 1973. Their custom and standard industrial ovens are used for a multitude of applications including heat treating, finishing, drying, and curing. Many of the industries they serve require specific temperature uniformity and equipment performance documentation. Their experienced design team is able to meet even the most stringent standards for their customers’ equipment. Wisconsin Oven realizes that the success of the company depends on their Championship team of employees, which is why they have developed a company culture that recognizes and rewards employees. The goal at Wisconsin Oven is to outperform competition and provide customers with outstanding products and service. 

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