Commercial Kitchen Hoods Experts
For a fully functional kitchen, you need the right components. Here at Commercial Kitchen Services, we offer a variety of service options for our clients. With new commercial kitchen hoods, you will keep your cooking area safe and operational. Our company provides a wide range of different options for restaurants, bars, and other locations. Speak with us today to learn more about our services.
Options from Our Commercial Kitchen Hood Company
What is included in a traditional commercial kitchen setup? Typical commercial kitchen ventilation systems include an exhaust hood, metal welded duct work, commercial exhaust fans, and a means of providing adequate make-up air to replace the air that is being removed. The entire system must also constitute a fire-safe assembly within the building and meet public safety standards.
How do commercial kitchen hoods work? Exhaust hoods capture heat and contaminates in the air by means of filters, extraction baffles (cartridges), and water wash systems. There are many style variations of hoods, but canopy styles are the most common. Style selection is based on the type of oven and the expected contaminates to be removed. While there are several styles of hoods, all fall within two major categories:
Type I commercial kitchen hoods carry a listing label and are manufactured and installed according to the manufacturer’s and listing agencies’ requirements. They are designed to handle grease and include a number of integrated components within the hood.
Type II commercial kitchen hoods are used in the collection of steam, vapor, heat, and odors, but not grease. The two sub-classifications of Type II hoods are condensate and heat/fume.
Specialized Welded Duct Work
Exhaust metal duct work provides the means to transfer contaminated air, cooking heat, and grease vapors from the hood to the fan. Ducts accumulate combustible grease and must be constructed from no less than 16-gage steel or 18-gage stainless steel as per code requirements.
The ducts must be securely supported by non-combustible duct bracing and supports designed to carry the gravity and seismic loads as per code requirements, and no fasteners should penetrate the duct. The duct is often run inside a shaft enclosure and that enclosure is typically constructed of gypsum board, plaster, concrete, ceramic tiles, or another approved continuous fire-rated enclosure.
Contact us to work with us for your new commercial kitchen hoods. At our commercial kitchen hood company, we offer options for clients throughout a 150-mile radius of Sacramento.