ASTM F2144 - 17 - Standard Test Method for Performance of Large Open Vat Fryers

ASTM F2144 - 17

Standard Test Method for Performance of Large Open Vat Fryers

Status : Current   Published : November 2017



1.1 This test method covers the energy consumption and cooking performance of large-vat 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 floor model gas and electric fryers with 50 lb (23 kg) and greater fat capacity and an 18-in. and larger vat size.

1.3 The fryer 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 ( 10.6, if applicable),

1.3.5 French fry cooking energy rate and efficiency ( 10.9),

1.3.6 French fry production capacity and frying medium temperature recovery time ( 10.9),

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.

1.5 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.

1.6  This standard 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM F2144 - 17
TitleStandard Test Method for Performance of Large Open Vat Fryers
Publication Date01 November 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Efficiency, Energy, Open deep fat fryer, Performance, Production capacity, Test method, Throughput
File Size209 KB

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