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A Breath of Fresh Air: Maintaining and Cleaning Your Restaurant’s Ventilation System

Running a restaurant is a challenging but rewarding endeavor. Beyond crafting delicious dishes and delivering top-notch service, it’s essential to prioritize the maintenance and cleanliness of your restaurant’s kitchen ventilation system. A well-maintained ventilation system ensures a comfortable dining experience and plays a critical role in maintaining air quality, energy efficiency, and overall safety. This […]

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Heat Recovery Ventilation in Commercial Kitchens

Heat Recovery Ventilation of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust is Gaining Traction.

An Exploration of factors to keep in mind and the advantages of heat recovery in commercial kitchen exhaust. With rising energy costs, food service operations are looking to leverage every energy dollar to reduce waste and minimize their environmental impact. Heat recovery systems have been around for a long time. Still, commercial kitchen exhaust systems […]

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Solid Fuel Cooking Ventilation

What you should know about kitchen ventilation when designing for Solid Fuel Cooking

Your Comprehensive Guide for Kitchen Ventilation Design of Solid Fuel Cooking. Of all the commercial kitchen ventilation designs, solid fuel cooking presents some significant challenges. The design should consider not only source capture, but mitigation of fire risk and system maintenance when designing. Several important factors must be considered. Here are some key points to […]

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Carbon Neutral Commercial Kitchens - What is it and what does it look like in practice?

What is Carbon Neutral, and What Does it Look Like in Practice for a Commercial Kitchen?

What is carbon neutral, and what does it look like in practice for a commercial kitchen? Many foodservice operators are recognizing the importance of minimizing their environmental footprint. Resources, such as energy, foodstuffs, and waste disposal, are under price and logistical pressure. It makes sense to carefully examine how an operation can utilize these resources […]

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Heat Recovery for Commercial Kitchens

Heat Recovery in Commercial Kitchens

With the energy intensity of commercial kitchens, there are some significant opportunities to recover waste heat, save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. The most obvious area to recover heat is the kitchen exhaust hood. The typical temperature coming off the exhaust collar is approximately 100⁰ F. Recapturing that heat has its challenges since the […]

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Solid Fuel Cooking

Solid Fuel Cooking Operations

Why are they different than non-solid fuel cooking operations and what are best practices when used with a Pollution Control System? As the name implies, Solid Fuel cooking operations are any cooking equipment that utilizes solid fuel for cooking the food product as opposed to using solid fuel for flavoring. Gas-operated equipment that uses solid […]

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Improve Comfort Pizza Kitchen

Improve Comfort and Save Money in Your Pizza Kitchen

In today’s highly competitive labor market, restaurant owners need to find ways to differentiate themselves to attract and retain top talent to their teams. One way that’s often overlooked is the comfort of the working environment. For restaurants, this translates into improving the comfort of the kitchen. Not only does a hot kitchen drive down […]

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Automatically activating the exhaust ventilation system - kitchenventilation

What are the Requirements for automatically activating the exhaust ventilation system when the appliances are turned on?

The International Mechanical Code (IMC) provides the answers to the question. Chapter 507.1.1 Operations spells out the requirements for automatic activation of the exhaust system when appliances are turned on. If a kitchen ventilation system has demand ventilation controls, they satisfy the requirements. In the absence of such controls, other means need to be applied. […]

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Indoor Environmental Quality Sensors for Commercial Kitchens and Restaurants

Why Is Indoor Environmental Quality Important in Commercial Restaurants?

Thermal comfort is typically used when we are discussing how staff and customers feel in a restaurant and is typically evaluated using measures such as the temperature and relative humidity in the space. Indoor air quality is typically used to define how “clean” the air is that the staff and customers are breathing in a […]

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Fire Suppression Manifold System

What are the fire suppression requirements for a shared or manifold duct system?

A recent article in kitchenventilatio.com explored Food Hall and Mixed-Use Retail property kitchen ventilation design. These designs can be challenging in the best of circumstances and require detailed scope definition to ensure all elements are identified. Another aspect of Food Hall and Mixed-Use systems is that they lend themselves to shared or manifold grease exhaust […]

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