Kitchen Ventilation Design
In a commercial kitchen, working conditions are especially demanding. Ventilation plays an important role in providing comfortable and productive working conditions and in securing contaminant removal.
The Reasons Why Ventilation and Exhaust Systems Are Requested in Commercial Kitchens
1. Air quality is affected by odors and particles of grease.
2. Emissions regulations set by government must be met.
3. Moisture is created by preparation of meals and washing.
4. Comfortable and productive working conditions should be maintained.
Recent Challenges of Kitchen Works Industry
Labor shortage is the top challenge that commercial restaurants face today. One reason for the low popularity of kitchen work is the unsatisfactory thermal conditions. In the kitchen, air velocity and humidity are the factors that can be improved with well-design ventilation and exhaust systems.
Challenges of a Commercial Kitchen
1. Comfort and productivity are directly related to indoor climate conditions. Uncomfortable thermal conditions results in an increase in accidents, sick leave and employee turnover.
2 High heat loads, impurities, particle concentration and humidity produced by the cooking process impact the environment.
3. Fire hazard risk, are present in the kitchen environment and duct work and roof due to grease build up.
4. Odor migrating from kitchen area to dining areas and outdoors.
5. Operation costs commercial kitchens are the most intensive users of energy per square foot of commercial space. An efficient ventilation system can add profit to the bottom line.
2 Major Sections
InspirAir HVAC AHU&PAU filtering application
InspirAir SEL grease emission control