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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Taking a Deeper Dive, Cooking Odors, and Why Are They Such A Challenge to Mitigate?

Posted: October 16, 2019
It suffices to say most cooking odors are pleasant when in small doses. Where issues arise is when you have very active foodservice operations that are adjacent or part of residential dwellings. It is in these situations or when mandated by a landlord or code that minimizing the impact of nuisance cooking odors takes on greater importance.
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Love Thy Neighbor: Pollution Control for Commercial Kitchens

Posted: July 23, 2019
If you are involved with the design or building of food service properties, then you have probably heard of Pollution Control Systems or Units, or PCU's for short. A PCU is a system of special filters to help clean grease, smoke and odors from the exhaust air stream of commercial kitchens and restaurants.
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What is the difference between pollution control units?

Posted: June 17, 2019

Pollution Control Units, also referred to as Scrubbers or Ecology units are systems that remove a high percentage of grease, vapor and odors from the cooking process through a means of filtration. The devices fall into 2 major categories, media filter type and electrostatic precipitators (ESP). These systems have a form of odor abatement technology.


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