Ghost Kitchen Exhaust Success Routine

Posted: May 21, 2020

The Ghost Kitchen or Virtual Restaurant market is rapidly growing and will likely become more commonplace in the years to come. Thankfully, the proven success routines to optimize Commercial Kitchen Ventilation design and performance in single-kitchen restaurants can be adapted and applied for use in this growing market with a few modifications. 

Specifying Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods

Posted: March 24, 2020

Commercial kitchen exhaust hoods are available in an almost infinite myriad of configurations and technologies to suit virtually any commercial foodservice application.  These guidelines are pertinent to Type I systems specifically approved and listed for exhausting grease-laden cooking vapors. 

What are the risks when foodservice facilities and residential units occupy the same property in mixed-use developments?

Posted: December 11, 2019
The risk associated with mixed-use developments cannot be understated. The complexities from design to execution and delivery of such a project have many inherent risks that if not handled successfully, can create properties that can be difficult to manage or in a worst-case scenario, lead to litigation. With proper planning and execution, virtually all of these risks may be mitigated. The nature of these types of projects requires a system capable of adapting to changes in infrastructure... 
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Demand Control Ventilation Systems for Commercial Kitchens, how do they differ, how are they the same?

Posted: August 15, 2019
The number and type of Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) systems for commercial kitchens have grown significantly in recent years. This can be attributed to several factors, principally the adherence to ASHRAE 90.1 ventilation standard. This is the standard that affects design for commercial kitchens, and it states that on exhaust systems greater than 5000 cfm...

How not to ruin a good thing, Make-up Air 101

Posted: August 8, 2019
Hey, it's your birthday!  Go ahead and inhale those candles out!  What?  You don't suck the flame off the candle?  Have you ever tried? Yes, it's a silly anecdote and a very effective one (thanks, Dr. Livchak!).  As most of us know, we blow out our candles.  The physics works well and accomplishes the job..
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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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