Grease Filters from Euro Filter are a series of regulations governing the type of filters to be used in kitchen extract systems have appeared following several high-profile fires in buildings traced back to build up of grease and particulate matter in ductwork. It is imperative that you regularly check your grease filters or have your grease filters checked by an expert in order to ensure that your work place never encounter such a problem
The most important documents are: DW/172 HVCA Specification for Kitchen Ventilation Systems (replaces the previous DW/171) Guidance on the Control of Odour and Noise from Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems (DEFRA); and LPS 1263: Loss Prevention Standard Board Requirements for LPCB Approval and Listing of the Fire Performance of Kitchen Extract Systems.
Baffle grease filter
Grease Filters work very differently to the Mesh type. Rather than trapping the grease within the Filter Medium, Baffle Filters work by forcing the grease laden air through several changes of direction as it passes through the Grease Filter. Because the grease droplets are unable to change direction as quickly as the air in which they are carried, they become separated from the air and are deposited on the Baffle Filter blades and drained into drip trays.
This method of Grease Filtration removes any potential risk of spread of fire, should a fire occur on the cooking surface below.
Without Grease build up in the Steel Extraction Filter there is no increase in operating resistance, allowing a constant airflow to be maintained and also reducing energy consumption. So for any help or expert advice regarding your grease filters please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call at Euro Filter Installations.