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What are the best practices for Solid Fuel Cooking Ventilation

What are Best Practice Recommendation and Requirements for Solid Fuel Cooking in Kitchen Ventilation

Solid fuel cooking is defined by the International Mechanical Code as “any bulk material such as hardwood, mesquite, charcoal or briquettes that is combusted to produce heat for cooking operations.” This type of cooking is typically used to cook proteins (such as steaks, hamburgers, and chicken). The types of effluent emitted from solid fuel applications […]

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HVAC System on Quick Serve Restaurant Roof

Using your HVAC system to build your restaurant’s brand

Four Steps to Success To succeed in today’s ultra-competitive quick-serve restaurant landscape, it’s vitally important that brands provide an inviting atmosphere for their customers. The primary focus is of course on the food, but customers also expect an exceptional experience from the moment they walk in the door. Restaurant designers have responded with updated lighting […]

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Ghost Kitchen Ventilation Virtual Kitchen Ventilation

Ghost Kitchen Exhaust Success Routine

The commercial kitchen ventilation (CKV) industry has done a great job of defining the step by step approach for optimizing CKV design by focusing on the four key areas of: exhaust hood, exhaust fan, replacement air and controls. The goal of course is to develop a design that effectively captures, contains and exhausts the heat […]

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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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Why are Ultraviolet lights or UV-C lights used for in commercial kitchens

What are UltraViolet lights in kitchen hoods used for and what outcome can I expect when using them?

Ultraviolet Lights or UV-C lights are a type of bulb that has a very high intensity that allows it to break down organic compounds. UV has been applied in a variety of sterilization and water treatment applications for decades. The wavelength varies by application. In the case kitchen exhaust systems, UV-C light is used to […]

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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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