Banner-Day Bakery Solutions


In February, 2017, we published a newsletter detailing a change to the NFPA 86 code that covers fuel delivery systems on bakery ovens, as well as other types of furnaces and ovens. The specific target of the article was the change in requirement for sensing a burner’s flame on the end of the burner furthest from the ignition source. This would bring the NFPA 86 code, and therefore the United States, more in line with a number of other international standards, including those in Canada.

 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) maintains and updates a number of safety codes and standards, including code 86 (NFPA 86: Standard for Ovens and Furnaces). The most recent edition is 2015 and covers ovens and furnaces used for commercial and industrial processing of materials. For our purposes, this includes large commercial bakery ovens that we are so familiar with.

The season of bad weather is slowly subsiding and depending on where you are located you may have been experiencing power outages, interruptions or spikes/surges at your baking facility. This article is an effort to briefly address these situations that you are facing.

Bakers are continually trying to improve their oven operations, efficiency and maintenance efforts.  To do this, bakers frequently call on their trusted vendors to assist with the efforts and very often this requires a visit to the bakery that takes time and added cost to the bakery and oven operations.

SmartBake® by Banner-Day is the next evolution in the control of direct fired bakery ovens. SmartBake® is a modular system that enables precision control of an oven, while offering simple and rapid installation. SmartBake™ provides the ability to phase in an oven control retrofit project over an extended period enabling better capital spending management within today’s tight budgets.