If you think ventilation is opening a door or window you are missing the point! While these things can indeed cool areas, proper ventilation in industrial or commercial settings is bit different! In this blog, we will look at some of the different ways that EJM have employed systems for businesses to increase and maintain ventilation in their premises.
If you missed the blog about changing room ventilation, be sure to have a read of it – ventilation in an area such as that has a whole extra benefit for businesses (it’s interesting, even if you don’t have a changing room!)
Back to the leaving the door ajar or window open to cool an area is an extreme example – especially if you were trying to do so to keep food cool. You would have a very unsafe environment for the food to be in – the air would be uncontrolled. This principle is why positive pressurisation is so key to helping with the food industry and any industry where having an aseptic environment is vital.
The air conditioning and ventilation system, in this case, eliminates the risk of uncontrolled air attracting and causing issues with germs and bacteria. They are developed to remove the risk of yeast and mould from developing, ensuring a safe and clean area and not allowing bacteria to thrive. The risk of having environmental dangers such as mould in a food facility could be catastrophic for human health and your business.
These are usually installed in a commercial setting (but can be in any industry). A good example of canopy extraction is in large commercial kitchens – here ventilation is key to keeping the atmosphere clean. It is not only vital but is also now a legal requirement in commercial kitchens. There are different types of extraction systems for kitchens the three main types are listed below.
The function of these canopies is to protect the cooking area and appliances from by-products of cooking, heat, and even flame. These canopies are designed to catch the fumes and by-products using filters within the system to release cleaner air back into the kitchen atmosphere.
These are used where equipment produces a large amount of steam – normally areas that house sterilising equipment such as sinks and dishwashers. The steam is captured and then condensed on special plates, that also allow for condensation to be safely collected.
These are for real prestige kitchen developments and can be found in cookery schools, exhibition areas and even prisons! They are ideal for up to medium cooking facilities, rather than intensive cooking areas.
Fabric textile sock ducting.
Rather than traditional ducting, fabric air sock ducting is becoming very popular and it’s pretty easy to see why. If you haven’t heard of this system, it optimises air flow through specialist holes in the air sock fabric, meaning the air flow rate is also increased.
The reason these are popular is that they do not let condensation form due to their high induction effect. Without condensation, there are fewer concerns around moisture-related bacteria forming and causing issues.
Installation is much quicker – simply because of the nature of their design. This means less hassle for you and more time for the business!
They are easily maintained. It’s true just by removing the fabric, washing it and making sure it’s sanitised then replaced to the unit is all it really takes!
How can EJM help?
These any many more types of ventilation can be installed by us! From the very concept of your project to its completion we are there every step of the way. We’ll discuss your project, decide the most efficient ventilation for your budget and then the design team will check out the requirements – before you know it our engineers will be installing the system chosen.
Think that’s it? It isn’t – a ventilation system is only as good as much as it’s looked after – so regular maintenance and cleaning need to take place – and our engineers can also do this! We help by setting up scheduled servicing of your equipment – making sure you have as little downtime as possible.
These are some of the many ways that EJM can help with your ventilation needs and requirements. Ventilation that is installed properly and maintained correctly might not be on the top of your list when it comes to your business (we know it’s a juggling act with other requirements), but it’s worth a really good assessment, plan and installation overall. It can become much more expensive not having the correct and adequate installation – over time problems can mount up and even cause other systems that need efficient ventilation to fail.
As always, we are happy to discuss your ventilation requirements, so please do not hesitate to call us and chat about any plans you have.