Active Standard ASTM F1361 | Developed by Subcommittee: F26.06
Book of Standards Volume: 15.12
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Significance and Use
5.2 Fryer temperature calibration is used to ensure that the fryer being tested is operating at the specified temperature. Temperature calibration also can be used to evaluate and calibrate the thermostat control dial.
5.6 Cooking-energy efficiency is a direct measurement of fryer efficiency at different loading scenarios. This data can be used by food service operators in the selection of fryers, as well as for the management of a restaurant's energy demands.
1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the energy consumption and cooking performance of open, deep fat fryers. The food service operator can use this evaluation to select a fryer and understand its energy efficiency and production capacity.
1.2 This test method is applicable to both counter and floor model gas and electric units with nominal frying medium capacity less than 60 lb (27 kg). For large vat fryers with a nominal frying medium capacity greater than 60 lb (27 kg), refer to Test Method F2144.
1.3.1 Energy input rate (10.2),
1.3.2 Preheat energy and time (10.4),
1.3.3 Idle energy rate (10.5),
1.3.4 Pilot energy rate (10.6),
1.3.5 Cooking energy rate and efficiency (10.10), and
1.3.6 Production capacity and frying medium temperature recovery time (10.10).
1.4 This test method is not intended to answer all performance criteria in the evaluation and selection of a fryer, such as the significance of a high energy input design on maintenance of temperature within the cooking zone of the fryer.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D3588 Practice for Calculating Heat Value, Compressibility Factor, and Relative Density of Gaseous Fuels
F2144 Test Method for Performance of Large Open Vat Fryers
ANSI DocumentANSIZ83.11 American National Standard for Gas Food Service Equipment
ASHRAE DocumentASHRAEGuideline2-198 (RA90) Engineering Analysis of Experimental Data
ICS Number Code 97.040.20 (Cooking ranges, working tables, ovens and similar appliances)