Matrix Systems provides the latest in air filtration technologies through its Smog Hog commercial kitchen exhaust filtration systems, and mist collectors, and Dust Hog dust collection systems. But commercial air filtration has come a long way from its modest origins.
A commercial cooking exhaust system is a significant, and important, investment in your restaurant or commercial kitchen. So, it is important to find the right provider to make sure that both the purchase meets your immediate needs and is serviced and maintained properly in the future. Here are 4 things you should be looking for in an excellent commercial kitchen exhaust filtration systems provider:
To keep your UAS or Smog-Hog system operational at all times, it is a good idea to keep some of these commonly needed spare Smog-Hog parts on hand in order to minimize down time.
Matrix SP7 DetergentIt never hurts to keep a couple of 5-gallon pails of Matrix SP7 Detergent on hand for your Smog-Hog, UAS and Trion units. Keeping your units clean keeps them working efficiently.
A cyclone dust collection system, such as the DustHog C Series High Efficiency Cyclone Separator, is specifically designed to remove large to moderate-size particles such as sawdust, chips, bits of metal and other larger contaminants from the air. It separates the larger particles from the smaller, sometimes invisible particles in an airflow. It does this by using a long-tapered cone, an inlet that pushes air rapidly into the cone–somewhere between 800 and 13,000 Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM).
SmogHog fume extractors or SmogHog Mist Collectors, remove harmful smoke, fumes and mist that are created as a result of industrial processes and releases the clean air after the process. These provide a lot of additional benefits that you may have never considered.
A good commercial kitchen exhaust filtration system has several key components that are essential in order to make sure that it does its job well. Here are five of those critical components:
1– HoodThe hood sits right above the stove burners and fans pull the smoke into the duct work and into the filtration equipment. This is the entrance point into the commercial kitchen exhaust filtration system. Most hoods also use a grease filter.
Last month, we described–in detail–what an electrostatic precipitator was and what it is used for. This month, we will discuss some of the benefits of using an electrostatic precipitator when compared to other air pollution control methods.
1 – Reduced Operational WasteProbably one of the biggest advantages of using an electrostatic precipitator is that all filters are washable or reclaimable. There are no filters to be thrown away and added to landfills. Since you are making an effort to reduce air pollution, doesn’t it make sense to reduce landfill waste as well?
Matrix Systems developed the SP7 detergent for SMOG HOG and Trion systems. This detergent was formulated specifically to clean SMOG HOG electrostatic precipitator systems by attacking the grease, fat and carbon that accumulates on the ESP’s collector plates and reduces the amount of grease that accumulates in the cabinets of ESP systems.
Also known as ESP systems, an electrostatic precipitator system is a collection system for removing mist, smoke, grease, and even odor from a commercial kitchen. It does this by using an electric charge to generate static electricity to attract these contaminants from the airflow, and pulling them into charged collection plates or cells that trap them without significantly impeding the airflow of the kitchen’s exhaust. These plates can then be cleaned, replaced or even have an automatic “washing” function within the ESP to keep the plates clean and continuing to collect contaminants without having to get manually involved in cleaning and maintaining them often.
Most ESP systems are highly efficient. For example, the SMOG HOG electrostatic precipitator removes over 95% of all mist, smoke, fumes, and even microscopic contaminants in a “single-pass” configuration and over 97% in a “double-pass” configuration.
In case you are wondering why it is a good idea to install a commercial kitchen exhaust filtration system, here are four solid reasons to consider doing so.