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It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!

Addressing comfort, space conditioning and make up air in commercial kitchens. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, somewhere.  It implies the heat isn’t that big a deal for comfort, it’s more about the humidity that accompanies it.  Well, that’s sort of true.  Don’t try to tell anyone during summer in Las Vegas on a 106-degree […]

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Utility Distribution System UDS

Utility Distribution Systems (UDS), Built to Adapt

Utility Distribution Systems (UDS) or also known as kitchen distribution systems are custom-built enclosures that can include any combination of gas, electrical, water, compressed air, steam, fire, and safety controls in a stainless steel structure. Utility distribution systems can be configured to be installed against a wall or for use with an island suite of […]

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Virus mitigation in restaurants

What you need to know about virus mitigation to have customers back in restaurants

UVGI air filtration units can improve the ventilation and clean air in restaurants and other common spaces, helping mitigate the risk of virus and airborne disease spread. Many foodservice facilities have been struggling with COVID and providing the appropriate ventilation systems in their dining rooms while complying with mandates on occupancy and other mediation efforts. […]

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Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation

How effective is Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) lights in neutralizing a virus?

It seems that every day brings a new Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) device that promises 99%+ efficiency on “killing” or neutralizing viruses. What does that efficiency level mean, and does it represent how effective it will be in all applications? These are all essential questions that we will attempt to explain in this blog. What […]

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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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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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What you need to know when specifying your commercial kitchen exhaust hoods

Specifying Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods

What you need to know to get started. Commercial kitchen exhaust hoods are available in an almost infinite myriad of configurations and technologies to suit virtually any commercial foodservice application.  These guidelines are pertinent to Type I systems specifically approved and listed for exhausting grease-laden cooking vapors.  When specifying hoods for a kitchen, the following […]

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Kitchen ventilation mixed-use development

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation in Mixed-Use Developments

What are the risks when foodservice facilities and residential units occupy the same property in mixed-use developments? The risk associated with mixed-use developments cannot be understated. The complexities from design to execution and delivery of such a project have many inherent risks that if not handled successfully, can create properties that can be difficult to […]

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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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Taking a Deeper Dive, Cooking Odors, and Why Are They Such A Challenge to Mitigate?

It suffices to say most cooking odors are pleasant when in small doses. Where issues arise is when you have very active foodservice operations that are adjacent or part of residential dwellings. It is in these situations or when mandated by a landlord or code that minimizing the impact of nuisance cooking odors takes on […]

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