7 Points to Consider When Purchasing a Burn-off Oven Part III

Burn off oven manufacturers design and fabricate ovens according to the demands of clients. Are you sure your demands are able to convey all your expectations? What about those requirements that you haven’t even experienced yet? Sizing your requirements is a tough job. This checklist has been prepared to help you make the right decision when purchasing burn off furnaces.


7-Point Burn-off Oven Purchase Checklist

Some of the points on this checklist have been covered in the earlier posts. To read more on these points click the relevant links below:

1. Construction
Read more about the importance of the overall structure and construction of your burn-off oven.

2. Insulation Systems
Read more about the different insulation systems in your burn-off oven.

3. Burn-off Furnace Size
Read more about how size plays an important role in the functioning and productivity of your burn-off oven.

4. Heating Sources
When looking at the various heating sources, a gas-based system is more effective than electricity. Generally, use of propane or natural gas is preferred over electricity as they are cost-effective. In recent times, radiant tube technology is being used to heat burn out ovens. In this system, the loss of energy is low. With lesser parts to heat, the overall utilization of energy is increased. When using air and gas burn off furnaces, some energy could be lost since, the heat flows back to the combustion enclosure. When using burn off ovens fabricated with radiant tube technology, a lot of this heat is conserved. This heats up the parts faster and reduces the overall energy consumption of the burn off oven.

5. Exhaust Stack And Accessories
The interiors of the exhaust stack of a burn out oven are covered with insulation to minimize external heating of the stack. Even with this precaution in place, the stack could get very hot. It is important to protect the personnel operating the burn off oven. In terms of installation effort, the lighter the stack, easier will be the installation. For additional safety, you can even consider installing an electric door lock. In terms of dimensions and materials used, it is important to abide by the rules laid down by the National Fire Protection Association. For added safety, you can consider utilizing equipment supplied by Factory Mutual or Industrial Risk Insurers.

This exhaustive checklist also covers the importance of controls and customer care. We will elaborate on these points in the following blog post. Visit this space next week to know more.


Scott Heran has been part of the business since he was young and attending industry association conventions with his parents Bob and Jean since he was eight years old.Scott has worked in a sales capacity at ACE for over 20 years. Scott graduated from John Carroll University. Married to Teresa, he is the proud father of two children and two grandchildren.