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Exhaust Duct System Design Flaws in Commercial Kitchens

  • Date: April 14, 2021
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Not every exhaust system for commercial kitchens works the same, and many do not follow best practices. For example, many of them do not have doors at the required locations, or the duct might be too close to combustible material. Mistakes like this can lead to a fire, which could be costly and endanger your staff and customers. To protect your building and everyone in it, you need to ensure you have the proper kitchen exhaust duct design. Design Flaw:...

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What Are the Various Parts of a Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System?

  • Date: December 15, 2020
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Commercial kitchens, such as those found in restaurants, often have special requirements to maintain a safer working environment. That will include systems to exhaust the smoke and grease produced inside the kitchen to prevent fires. A basic kitchen exhaust system consists of a kitchen hood, the grease duct, and an exhaust fan. Learn more about the essential parts of a kitchen exhaust duct system, so you’ll understand why it’s a necessary part of your kitchen equipment. The Grease Duct The...

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Fire Resistant Ducts Are an Important Passive Fire Protection Method

  • Date: July 13, 2020
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Ductwork is an important element of having a fire safety system in your building. Depending on the role of the system, there are two main types. These include smoke exhaust ducts and pressurization fire rated ducts. Smoke Exhaust Ducts A designer will use these to remove smoke from buildings, improve firefighting, and allow for emergency evacuation. There are several areas in a building where you can use this type of duct in. They include: High-rise buildings smoke control system Atriums...

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Increased Installation Efficiency Using Factory-Built Grease Ducts

  • Date: May 12, 2020
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Many facilities have installed code-compliant field-welded grease ducts, but now more and more are shifting to using factory-built systems. They re may entail a slightly higher purchase price, but many companies find substantial savings on the installation cost. With a factory-built grease duct, you can reduce your downtime and increase installation efficiency. High-Quality Materials Some grease ducts fabricated in a factory can also reduce the clearance-to-combustible without you having to put on more protection. You can use these in zero-clearance...

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Fire Protection for Common Grease Ducts

  • Date: April 18, 2019
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If there’s one thing restaurant owners worry about the most, it’s a kitchen fire. Considering chefs prepare delicious meals using grills and hot oils, one slip up could prove disastrous. In fact, a small uncontrolled flame can quickly spread and ignite an entire building. This is why it’s imperative that you take the appropriate steps to keep your grease ducts clean and use the appropriate fire protection systems. The problem with grease ducts is that if not cleaned on a...

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