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Significance and Use
The energy input rate test is used to confirm that the rotisserie oven is operating properly prior to further testing.
Preheat energy and time can be useful to food service operators to manage energy demands and to know how quickly the rotisserie oven can be ready for operation.
Idle energy rate and pilot energy rate can be used by the food service operator to estimate energy consumption during non-cooking periods.
Cooking energy efficiency is a precise indicator of rotisserie oven energy performance under various loading conditions. This information enables the food service operator to consider energy performance when selecting a rotisserie oven.
Production capacity is used by food service operators to choose a rotisserie oven that matches their food output requirements.
Holding energy rate may be used to determine the cost of holding cooked product in the rotisserie oven.
Product yield may be used by the food service operator to compare relative product output from one rotisserie oven to another. Additionally, product shrinkage during holding may be used by the food service operator to evaluate the rotisserie oven's performance when holding cooked product.
1.1 This test method evaluates the energy consumption and cooking performance of rotisserie ovens. The food service operator can use this evaluation to select a rotisserie oven and understand its energy performance.
1.2 This test method is applicable to thermostatically-controlled gas and electric rotisserie ovens designed for batch cooking.
1.3 The rotisserie oven can be evaluated with respect to the following (where applicable):
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, if applicable (10.6),
1.3.5 Cooking energy efficiency and production capacity (10.9), and
1.3.6 Holding energy rate and product shrinkage (optional, 10.10),
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.5 This test method does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ANSI DocumentANSIStandardZ83.11 American National Standard for Gas Food Service Equipment Available from the International Approval Services, Inc., 8501 E. Pleasant Valley Road, Cleveland, OH 44131.
ASHRAE DocumentASHRAEGuideline2&mda (RA90) Engineering Analysis of Experimental Data Available from American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), 1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.
ICS Number Code 97.040.20 (Cooking ranges, working tables, ovens and similar appliances)