One of the biggest components of our smokehouse rebuild service is updating the insulation in your oven. Insulation has a big effect on the efficiency of your smokehouse. High quality insulation will help keep your smokehouse at the proper temperature for even cooking, giving you a quality finished product, while a low quality and cheaper insulation, or improperly installed insulation, will allow heat to dissipate, costing you energy and money.
Out of Sight – Not Out of Mind
The insulation used in your smokehouse often goes unnoticed. You don’t see it. You don’t easily notice it’s breaking down, like you would if it were a wall panel or duct. You aren’t able to check it regularly to see if it’s holding up properly. For all intents and purposes, the insulation in your smokehouse is often out of sight, out of mind.
That is until the insulation starts breaking down and affecting your product.
Here are a few signs that the insulation in your smokehouse needs to be replaced:
- A marked increase in the energy consumption of your plant
- Product is coming out unevenly cooked
- Heat is dissipating from the oven
- The outside of the smokehouse is warmer than normal
These signs are all indicators that new insulation is needed in your smokehouse.
Benefits of RockWool Insulation
A high capacity smokehouse requires high quality insulation to keep it functioning properly. That’s why, here at Fusion Tech, we use only the best insulation in our smokehouse rebuilds – RockWool.
Designed for use in extreme conditions – retaining its insulation properties in both very low and very high (up to 1000°C) temperatures – RockWool insulation is the perfect choice for use in smokehouse rebuilds.
Here are just a few of the other benefits:
- Manufactured with slightly flexible edges to avoid unwanted air gaps
- Retains its insulation properties in very high (up to 1000°C) temperatures
- Increases elements of building structures’ resistance to fire
- Slows down heat transfer up to high temperatures
- Does not fuel or spread fire by releasing heat, smoke, or burning droplets
- Achieves insulating properties by ‘capturing’ the air between the fibers, so that virtually no convection takes place
- It’s a non-hazardous material to work with
- No risk of lung cancer from occupational exposure to stone wool fibers
The thermal efficiency of RockWool insulation alone sets it apart as the right choice for use in a smokehouse rebuild – increasing the efficiency of the oven and decreasing the amount of heat that can dissipate from other, lesser quality insulation.
Upgrade Your Smokehouse
If you’ve noticed any of the signs that the insulation in your smokehouse is breaking down, it might be time to replace it. The smokehouse experts here at Fusion Tech can rebuild your oven, properly insulating it to maximize thermal efficiency and save you money in the long run. Reserve a free consultation with one of our experts to see how a smokehouse rebuild can benefit your operation.