Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped a custom-designed conveyor oven to be used for drying wooden alcohol barrels to a leading distillery. The natural-gas-fired oven, which features 79,000 CFM of recirculation air, can dry 160 barrels per hour. The barrels are loaded on the conveyor belt two rows wide for a heating time of 20 minutes. The oven offers three zones of heating for a total of 3,500,000 BTUs and 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. An exhaust and fresh air system has the capacity to remove 240 pounds of moisture per hour at normal operating temperature.
Distillery Orders Custom Conveyor Oven
February 25, 2014