The Smog-Hog was born in 1970 at a small company, United Air Specialists, Inc. (UAS) that was founded in 1966 in response to a growing demand for improved air quality for industrial plants at the time. The Smog-Hog was the first electrostatic precipitator to hit the market addressing these needs. When OSHA was passed later that year, it established UAS as the industry leader in industrial air quality. UAS also created the “Dust-Cat”–the ancestor of the Dust-Hog line of dust extraction equipment–around that time in order to fill a need within the market for industrial-quality media-based dust air filtration solutions.
Installing a commercial air filtration system is not a magical solution for air pollution control. These complex systems require several services in order to make sure that the system functions as designed. Here are 5 services that you will need for your commercial air filtration system:
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.