Questions to Ask Yourself when Purchasing Industrial Ovens

Purchasing an industrial oven can be a time consuming process. However, it need not be made extremely difficult. The type of industrial you purchase depends a great deal on your requirements. A clear understanding of your application needs will help make the process easier. You can accomplish this by asking yourself a few important questions.


Industrial Oven Purchasing Queries

Consider these questions before you start looking at industrial oven models and their prices. We have divided the questions based on the industrial oven part or process.

  • Processing: What process do you require the oven to perform? Will you be burning, curing, or annealing? What material will you be processing?
  • Oven Type: Do you require a batch or continuous process oven? Batch process ovens are known for their flexibility. Continuous process ovens provide reduced handling and maximum throughput benefits.
  • Chamber Type: Do you require stainless steel chambers, or mild steel or aluminum, which are less expensive be more suitable? Does the oven need to meet any compliance standards?
  • Chamber Size: How big should the size of the oven chamber be? It should be sufficient for your application load. At the same time, there should be enough air flow without any energy wastage.
  • Temperature: What are the minimum and maximum temperature requirements? What is the desired time to temperature? Does the temperature rate need to be controlled? How long should the oven maintain the required temperature, and what should the overall cycle time be? Are there any specific cool down requirements? How much of a variation in temperature should be allowed by the system?
  • Process Controller: Will you require a programmable controller, or will a single set point controller be sufficient for your needs?
  • Air Flow: Depending on the type of product, what type of air flow will be required to ensure uniform heat distribution in the oven?
  • Specialized Processing: Do you need a clean processing oven for contamination prevention? Would you require an inert atmosphere for oxidation prevention? Do you require the oven to be capable of handling flammable solvents, and combustible materials?
  • Customization: Do you need a custom oven, or will a modified standard oven meet your needs?


When you have a complete understanding of your application, and its needs, finding the answers to these questions becomes easy. Always take the help of the industrial oven supplier when choosing a product. The right industrial oven can make a major difference in your facility’s processes.


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.