A new standard method of test for determining the grease particulate removal efficiency of filter systems for kitchen ventilation

Derek W. Schrock, Bernard A. Olson, Thomas H. Kuehn, Randall J. Urness, Alan L. Breitenfeldt

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Abstract

Prior to 2005, there was not a recognized test method in the United States for determining the grease removal efficiency of mechanical filters used in kitchen ventilation systems. It wasn't uncommon for manufacturers to claim 90% grease removal efficiencies or higher based on test results that simulated conditions not representative of commercial kitchens. It has only been in the last few years that data on the true character of grease emissions from common kitchen appliances have been available. This paper provides a description of a new consensus-based standard for determining the grease particulate removal efficiency of filters when used in kitchen ventilation systems. Furthermore, it describes how engineers, consultants, and end-users can use these data to estimate how well competing mechanical extractors might work in their restaurants. This paper discusses the development of the method of test, not the details of how to perform the actual testing itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-590
Number of pages8
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume112 PART 1
StatePublished - May 23 2006
Event2006 Winter Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2006Jan 25 2006

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