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How does radiant heat affect your Chef's and Kitchen staffs comfort?

The Radiant Chef

How does radiant heat affect your chef’s and kitchen staff comfort? Typically, if you tell someone they look “radiant,” you would be complimenting their glowing appearance. If you tell a chef that they look radiant, it probably means they look hot and uncomfortable. Let’s explain how radiant heat affects the comfort of not only your […]

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Halton Pizza Oven Exhaust Hood

Finding the Right Exhaust Hood for Your Pizza Oven

To deliver consistency for their customers and drive speed, most large pizza chains utilize conveyor ovens to cook their pizzas and other menu items. These ovens are typically configured with one, two or three ‘decks’ and utilize impinger technology to rapidly cook pizzas. In addition to high velocity fans, the ovens consume a lot of […]

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Cfm and static pressure in Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

Cfm and static pressure … what does it all mean?

Whenever the topic of commercial kitchen ventilation crops up, you know, like when you’re at a dinner party, or it’s the holidays, and Uncle Bob wants to chat, there are two terms that regularly interfere with a complete understanding.  Cfm and static pressure,  these terms go hand-in-hand (like Uncle Bob and Aunt Brenda) though we […]

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The difference between UV kitchen exhaust systems and corona discharge

What is the difference between exhaust hoods using Ultraviolet Light and Corona discharge ozone generators?

There is some confusion regarding the similarities and differences of kitchen exhaust hoods using ultraviolet light bulbs (UV-C) in the exhaust plenum and systems that are referred to as “corona discharge” that generate ozone. Ultraviolet Light or UV-C is a type of bulb that has a very high intensity that allows it to break down […]

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Specifying Short-Circuit Hoods

What You Get for Free When Specifying Short-Circuit Exhaust Hoods

KitchenVentilation.com is pleased to have guest Blogger, Steve Brown, Member of ASHRAE provide his take on the origins of short-circuit exhaust hoods. The history of short-circuit exhaust hoods. The price controls and energy shortages of the 1970’S “Dark Decade for Energy” began in 1954 with the United States Supreme Court’s decision in “Phillips Petroleum Co. […]

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Ventilated Ceilings for North America

I’ve Seen Ventilated Ceilings for Kitchens in Europe. Can they be used in North America?

In a word yes, Ventilated Ceilings can be installed in North America, assuming it is listed for that purpose. Let’s talk about what a Ventilated Ceiling is. It is an alternative to the traditional canopy and island hoods seen in most installations in North America. Effectively, the Ventilated Ceiling System is the exhaust and supply […]

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