Energy savings strategies for bakeries includes oven band heating . Oven bands are of various types which are used to convey wet products to the oven for baking . Normally this type of oven bands are required in biscuits , cookies , pizza , Swiss rolls manufacturing using tunnels oven with length varying from 150 ft - 300 ft . Heat balance of oven shows that product itself requires 30- 40% for its own heating , 10 - 20 % is required for oven heating and balance heat used for heating of make up air ,oven and losses. Oven band have repeated cycle of heating and cooling .
Heavier Belt requires more heating than the lighter belt .Type of belt used in oven impacts the energy cost of the product. So any reduction in the thickness of band would result is less energy required for band heating .
Many manufacturers have switched to lighter oven bands for energy savings .