Thermal Profiling Procedure using ThermoBiscuit
ThermoBiscuit™, ThermoSleeve and Strap
I-Probes™ or BreadScope™
DataLink™ Lab software with ZoneCue™ and BakingProfile™ Add-In modules.
Multiple-strap baking pan with mold size of at least 3"x4"x7".
Baking profile temperatures in Farenheit such as
Oven entry: ~150 degrees (slightly above proofing)
Yeast Kill: ~145 degrees
Starch coagulation: ~165 degrees
Enzyme kill: ~190 degrees
Final arrival: ~202 degrees
Oven exit: ~210 degrees
Oven zone parameters such as
Number of oven zones: ~6 zones
Length of each oven zone: ~20 feet
Oven belt speed: 5.7 feet per minute
(= 120-foot long oven divided by bake time of 21 minutes)
Procedure of Collecting Temperature Data:
Set up ThermoBiscuit as a data logger
Install batteries in the ThermoBiscuit (do not replace ThermoBiscuit cover yet).
Connect I-Probes with ThermoBiscuit.
Start DataLink software on a laptop
Set up ThermoBiscuit as a data logger following the instructions in ThermoBiscuit Quick Start Guide.
It is important to have one channel that records Oven Air
Copy down the keycode, required for data download.
ThermoBiscuit is now collecting temperature data from I-Probes inside baking dough and Oven Air
Close the software DataLink.
Secure the ThermoBiscuit cover.
Prepare hardware for placement in baking pan
Install the ThermoSleeve onto ThermoBiscuit.
Insert the I-probes into dough to measure the core temperature.
Position one probe to measure the oven air temperature.
Install the ThermoBiscuit system in a baking pan
Take the ThermoBiscuit system and the baking pan to a location near the oven entrance.
Position the baking pan onto conveyor belt in front of oven entry.
ThermoBiscuit is now traveling with baking pan toward the oven.
Getting ready to download data
Wait for ThermoBiscuit to exit the oven.
CAUTION- DEVICES ARE HOT! POSSIBLE BURN HAZARD!.
Remove baking pan with ThermoBiscuit from the production line.
Remove the ThermoBiscuit system from the baking pan and place on a suitable surface.
Do not unplug probe connectors.
Remove ThermoSleeve and strap from ThermoBiscuit.
ThermoBiscuit is now ready for download.
Download temperature data
Place the ThermoBiscuit system next to the laptop.
Start the DataLink software and select
[Retrieve data from modules]. Selecting other option could cause the data to be erased!
Follow instructions in ThermoBiscuit Quick Start Guide to download data.
Remember to save the Excel report and the JPEG data chart.
Data report is now available for review.
Baking Analysis using Thermal Profiles:
Verify temperature at each zone. Does it meet the zone set point specification?
Does the baking curve look right?
Is the baking time duration correct?
Do all target temperatures meet expectation?