Every commercial kitchen ventilation system needs a centrifugal upblast exhaust fan. It’s one of three main components of a complete exhaust hood system: a hood, ductwork, and an exhaust fan. Without a fan, your kitchen would be probably become filled with smoke and covered in grease.
You may never even see your upblast exhaust fan, but knowing what it is and understanding how it fits into your exhaust system is still important, especially when it comes to troubleshooting issues and properly maintaining your system.
Roof mounted commercial kitchen exhaust fans are often out-of-sight, out-of-mind, only garnering the attention they deserve when they don’t work. Your rooftop exhaust fan has an important job to do. Don’t wait until it’s broken and your food service operation has to shut down.
As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Learn more about how a little preventive maintenance can help ensure your rooftop ventilation system has a long life and remains fully functioning. Continue reading
Upblast fans are an integral part of your commercial kitchen ventilation system. Without them, your kitchen would be hot, smoky and uninhabitable. Routine care and cleaning helps keep them in good working order but it also exposes them to costly damage. Driploc Exhaust Fan Hinge Kits are a great way to protect your fan as well as ensure the safety of personnel who inspect and maintain it. Continue reading
With so many different features and options, not to mention technical details such as airflow and static pressure, you may be asking yourself “Which commercial kitchen exhaust fan is right for me?” To help you decide, we will take a look at the basics of selecting an exhaust fan for your specific needs.
All fans perform the same essential task – moving air from one place to another. Commercial kitchen exhaust fans are an essential part of your kitchen ventilation system. We depend on them to remove dust, dirt, grease-laden air, and smoke from our kitchens.
There are five main aspects to consider when choosing a commercial kitchen exhaust fan: model, static pressure, air volume flow rate, motor horsepower, and loudness. Understanding how these relate to your needs will help assist you in choosing the exhaust fan that is right for you. Continue reading
The L-Bar Exhaust Fan Hinge Kit is the most affordable and easy to use hinge kit available for commercial kitchen exhaust fans. If you’re on a budget or just want something simple and durable, this is the hinge kit for you.
What Do Exhaust Fan Hinge Kits Do?
Even if you’re a veteran of the commercial kitchen ventilation industry, you may not understand why you need a hinge kit or what benefits an L-Bar Exhaust Fan Hinge Kit has to offer. Continue reading
1) Inspect Your Equipment
Before installing your roof mounted exhaust fan, inspect the equipment for any interior or exterior damage. Make sure you have all of the accessory items and that they are also damage free. Check for and retighten any bolts or screws that may have become loosened. Then, turn the blower wheel by hand to make sure that it is able to rotate freely. Continue reading
If you’re starting your own food truck business you have hundreds of decisions to consider, but one of the most important will be what type of ventilation system to install in your truck. Ventilation systems are the heart of any mobile kitchen, and they have to work hard in order to move a lot of smoke and debris out of a very cramped space. The best hoods are durable enough to handle the demands of a food truck kitchen, and efficiently keep the environment clean so you can do your best work. Continue reading
Routine maintenance and cleaning of your restaurant exhaust fan is one of the most important factors in keeping a commercial kitchen running. It can also be a dangerous job when moving the heavy and cumbersome fan off it’s base. That is why the NFPA mandates the use of an exhaust fan hinge to allow the fan to be suspended for safe maintenance and cleaning.
While many hinges on the market are constructed of low-grade materials and utilize precarious chains in order to hold the fan, the Omni Super Hinge is changing the game by reaching new levels of durability and ease-of-use. Thanks to the innovative design and strong construction of the Omni Super Hinge, you can open and close your exhaust fan over and over again without concern. Continue reading
As with any rooftop grease containment system, a Driploc grease catcher includes absorbent pillows that soak up the fat, oil and grease and keeps it off the roof. Normally, these pillows are replaced every 3 months or with your regular kitchen exhaust cleaning.
Thankfully, when it comes time to switch out the old pillows for new ones, you’ll be able to complete the process in a few short minutes regardless of which Driploc grease catcher system you have. Continue reading
Driploc’s line of exhaust fan grease catchers utilize innovative design and quality materials to ensure that harmful exhaust fan grease is kept off the roof. They are easy to install, and the entire process can be completed in minutes, with only the help of a drill and a 3/8-inch nut driver bit.
All of the other hardware and components are included so that your grease catcher works as soon as the installation is completed. Continue reading