Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods & Canopies
Commercial kitchens produce a lot of steam, odour, fumes, fine grease, gasses, and plenty of other airborne chemicals. Because of this, airflow circulation and extraction becomes vitally important. With all the air-pollutants that can endanger employee safety as well as food quality, it is important to get a suitable, custom-fit, extraction system.
Achieving proper airflow and air-balance comes down to having proper ventilation and extraction systems in place. By choosing a custom designed option, the airflow will be taken into consideration from the start and the balance will be properly configured for the specific kitchen layout.
The standard canopy design usually covers a row of ovens and is a large unit with built-in lights, fans, filters, and return (make-up) air output. This unit can be designed to fit into a corner as well as installed as an island.
Not only is a billow of hot steam dangerous, it can also cause structural damage if not properly contained with a steam hood. This may be something as simple as a stainless steel canopy attached to air ducts. Any commercial kitchen dishwasher needs a canopy, and we can make the perfect size to fit any type of dishwasher.
A custom made pizza oven exhaust canopy can be made to suit any oven in any fitout. Like other custom canopies, the design will be built to Australian standards and will be created to optimal efficiency with minimal spatial interference.
In such a small set-up the ventilation needs to be both smartly designed and interconnected for efficiency. Canopy design will need to conform to Australian standards, but also be mindful of the confined space and allow for maximum movement within the truck as well as capturing all of the air pollutants.
All our canopies are made to fit specific design constraints, achieve optimal airflow, and are built to Australian Standard AS1668.2. Different fitouts will require different types of canopies, more of which can be found here.
Ducts can be as simple or complex as they need to be. A heritage listed site may need to be carefully designed and installed to ensure minimal building interference. This may include using special-made ducts that perfectly fit the environment.
Kitchen exhaust fans have to be able to durable items that can withstand high temperatures and can withstand the demands of commercial kitchen exhaust services. Anti-vibration mechanisms are installed to reduce both noise pollution and damage to the unit itself.
Filters are a vital part of the exhaust set-up. They have to be able to be replaced, and capture as much air pollutant as possible to keep the ducts clear and working at an optimal level.
Perhaps not as vital as filters, grills add a certain amount of character to the canopy and can change the look of the fitout. They are necessary for reasons of safety and hygiene.
Usually not seen, the exhaust exit is normally located on top of the kitchen roof and is designed to be simple and get the job done. With proper filters in place, the exhaust will predominantly consist of hot air.
Navigating the appropriate ventilation requirements (in accordance with Australian standards) can be tricky for those coming into commercial kitchen design for the first time. Our team has had plenty of experience with both a myriad of different fitouts and designing for the standardised requirements. This means that we can relay important information to keep our client abreast of necessary design choices.
The design of commercial kitchen ventilation is split into two main components: the ducts and the canopy. When designing the ducts, the focus is on efficiency, minimal structural impact, optimisation of air flow, and minimising material wastage. When designing the canopy, although efficiency and optimisation are still fundamental in the process, there is also an emphasis on creating a good looking unit that fits into the overall kitchen design.
After the plans have been made, the system designed and eventually fabricated, the next step is to get the ventilation system installed. We take care of this process and work with you have it done on time and with minimal disruption.
Once the design has been created, our dedicated fabrication team work to quickly and effectively make the stainless steel parts and assemble them into appropriate components ready to be installed.