Kitchen Ventilation CFD Simulations
Kitchen ventilation is a very specialized field in ventilation industry. Because it consists the problems of grease, smoke and odours not usually found in other ventilation systems.
Designing kitchen ventilations systems is a really tough job and requires expertise in this field. Because this particular system has to deal with many problems unlike any other ventilation system.
A kitchen ventilation system has to:
remove cooking fumes at the source, i.e. as close to the cooking equipment as possible,
remove excess hot air and introduce incoming cool clean air so that a comfortable environment is achieved. Inadequate ventilation can cause stress, contributing to unsafe systems of work and high staff turnover.
ensure that the air movement in the kitchen does not cause discomfort,
provide sufficient air for complete combustion at fired appliances, and prevent the risk of carbon monoxide accumulating,
be easy to clean, avoiding the build-up of fat residues and blocked air inlets which lead to loss of efficiency and increase risk of fire,
be quiet and vibration free.
So as you can imagine, with these systems there is a big chance that things can go wrong. And if you think large ındustrial kitchens of big, luxury restaurants, the chance of things can go wrong means tens of thousands dollar loss every day the kitchen is out of order.