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Hippopotamus Paris Opéra – Episode 02: Energy Savings

June 25, 2024

In addition to fire safety, reducing the environmental impact of the restaurant was the second most important requirement for Hippopotamus.

Substantial energy savings while improving staff working conditions

M.A.R.V.E.L. is a state-of-the-art controls platform incorporating Demand Controlled Ventilation as a key feature. The controls adjust real time kitchens exhaust airflow rates, depending on the status of the cooking appliances. If only one cooking zone is operating, only the airflow required for that zone would be automatically adjusted. The other zones would continue to operate at a low flow rate. With M.A.R.V.E.L., a zone can be as small as a hood section.

This means impressive energy savings at all levels of the kitchens ventilation, along with a sensible and tangible improvement of chefs’ and their teams comfort.

As the M.A.R.V.E.L. system allows you to measure the activity of cooking appliances, you can also detect conditions of use that may present a fire risk.
With Halton FireWatch, you have a system that identifies when conditions are favorable for a fire BEFORE it ignites! Halton FireWatch monitors hood plenum exhaust temperature. When an anomaly is detected, a local two-stage warning is initiated.