New Regulations for Pollution Control Units for Commercial Cooking

Posted: March 24, 2020

UL 8782 is a new Outline of Investigation published by Underwriters Laboratories for certification of "Pollution Control Units for Commercial Cooking."  This is the first outline that is designed to be used for pollution control units installed inline in grease ductwork which is serving restaurants.  This new outline supersedes previous Standards that manufacturers have used, such as UL 710 which was intended for commercial kitchen hoods and UL 1978 which was designed specifically for grease ductwork. Manufacturers' pollution control units should comply with this new outline in April of 2020.

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What is ASTM F1704 Standard Test Method for Capture and Containment Performance of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Ventilation Systems? How does it differ from U.L. 710 rating?

Posted: July 16, 2019

Simply put, the UL 710 Standard for Safety Exhaust Hoods for Commercial Cooking Equipment criteria is a fire safety test and the ASTM F1704 Standard Test Method for Capture and Containment Performance of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Ventilation Systems is a performance based test to determine the capture and containment threshold for any given hood under […]

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