FIRE EQUIPMENT SAFETY

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  1. What Size Exhaust Fan Does Your Kitchen Need?

    There comes a time in every restaurant kitchen’s life - whether it’s the initial build out, a planned kitchen upgrade, or an emergency equipment upgrade - where a new restaurant exhaust fan will need to be installed. Whenever you are choosing a new exhaust system it is always important to know how to choose the correct sized exhaust fan for your specific kitchen application. If the exhaust system is too small then it may not properly filter the air and could leave behind grease, dust, smoke, and other airborne particles. If your exhaust system is too large the system may pull too much power then is required and could cause a power drain on other kitchen appliances and resources in the kitchen. Here is what you need to know when choosing the correct exhaust hood size.

     

    1) CFM - Cubic Feet per Minute

     

    CFM is the amount of air that an exhaust fan pulls out from the kitchen space. If the CFM is too weak then the exhaust system may not be strong enough to exhaust out grease, moisture, heat, and other airborne contaminants out of the kitchen space. When the CFM is too strong is can cause negative pressure and drafts throughout the kitchen space.

     

    2) Size & Location

     

    The first component of any exhaust system is the exhaust hood itself, so knowing the proper size and location of your exhaust hood is crucial. Find where the exhaust hood needs to be installed over your kitchen equipment, a...

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  2. Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems DOAS and AHRI 920 - What Does This Mean For Your Kitchen?
    As technology continues to advance forward exponentially, improvements in all aspects of commercial kitchen spaces are never ending. A new trend in commercial HVAC systems are Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems, or DOAS. What makes DOAS so unique are thei...

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  3. Exhaust Hoods For Residential Kitchens In Commercial Buildings
    Purchasing an exhaust hood system for a restaurant or specifically for a residential home is pretty straight forward - most manufacturers design the hoods and systems specifically for either commercial or residential. But what about odd situation whe...

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  4. Food Truck Safety
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