An independent steam section can be built into your BABBCO Tunnel Oven to apply direct steam to the top surface of your products through a series of 316 stainless steel lances located above the conveyor belt. An independent steam section gives you precise control over steam and temperature in a variety of ways, including:

  • A PLC-operated modulating motor and independent ball valves on each steam lance to control steam flow
  • An evacuation chamber to prevent steam from migrating into the main oven section and give you a shiny surface
  • Applying heat indirectly or semi-indirectly using a stainless steel radiant-tube burner located below the conveyor belt
  • An Allen Bradley PID loop controller to regulate temperature in the steam section.