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.
Compliance with Regulations
The first–and probably the most important–reason to install a commercial kitchen exhaust system for your restaurant or café is to make sure that your business complies with all municipal ordinances and fire codes in your community.
Decreases Operating and Maintenance Costs
Using commercial cooking exhaust systems reduce the wear and tear on the building’s ventilation systems and duct work. An excellent kitchen filtration system reduces the frequency of duct cleaning and makes it easier to clean when cleaning is needed. This results in lower cleaning and maintenance costs for the business.
Reduces Airborne Pollution
Airborne pollution causes a number of health concerns, and people who suffer from respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD and emphysema, or even temporary conditions such as bronchitis or pneumonia, are particularly impacted by airborne pollution. There are also the long-term health impacts of air pollution to consider such as that it may be a factor in cancer or heart disease, or cause long-term damage to your kidneys, liver, lungs and even your nervous system.
Commercial kitchen exhaust systems significantly reduce the amount of kitchen emissions from your restaurant and thus reduce airborne pollution.
Lessens Unwanted Odor
Cooking odor can be a concern, especially if your restaurant is part of a high-rise or a large complex where many other businesses and residents work and live. In order to be a good neighbor, a commercial kitchen exhaust filtration system needs to be in place in order to reduce the odors released in the area near by the restaurant.
Looking to install a Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Filtration System?
If you are looking to install a commercial cooking exhaust system in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, or any of the surrounding areas, get in touch with Matrix Systems. Either complete our online contact form, call us at either (510) 822-5167 in the Bay Area or (530) 273-5474 in the Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada area. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us answer any of your commercial kitchen exhaust filtration related questions today!
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