Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) now offers the Thomas L. Green Prism Oven with the Thermatec High Radiant Ceiling – a new technology that has comparable performance to traditional fire brick oven ceilings. The Thermatec Ceiling replicates the thermal emissivity and storage of fire bricks by using specially treated, anticorrosive steel backed by a high-density insulating board. The Thermatec High Radiant Ceiling radiates heat as effectively as fire bricks, is less expensive and does not need the maintenance that fire bricks require.
“Food manufacturers today increasingly are under pressure to increase efficiency, productivity, safety and profitability,” said Joe Zaleski, President, Reading Bakery Systems. “This means looking to alternative technologies that can decrease oven heat-up and changeover times, lower oven maintenance costs and reduce risks of product contamination. Extensive pilot and field testing confirm this technology makes Thermatec High Radiant Ceiling an excellent alternative to classic brick fired ovens.”
The high-emissivity steel used in the Thermatec High Radiant Ceiling is combined with an increased density, mineral board insulation that functions as the conductive heat block and thermal storage mass. This creates higher surface temperatures on the oven ceiling, enabling the thermal ceiling to radiate heat comparable to that of a fire brick ceiling.
Studies have shown that a higher radiant component in the baking process can assist with heat transfer and color development, particularly with products requiring high firepower such as saltine and snack crackers, water crackers, lavosh and matzo products.
The Thomas L. Green Prism Oven is now available with a choice of the traditional fire brick ceiling or the new Thermatec High Radiant Ceiling.