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.
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