Lincat has released a range of ductless air recirculation units in conjunction with sister company Britannia Kitchen Ventilation.
The self-contained, free standing ‘Refresh’ units are designed to be used where ducting to the outside is impractical or costly.
They work by extracting the cooking fumes from directly above the equipment, filtering contaminated air through an advanced four-stage filtration process before recirculating clean air back into the kitchen.
Rachel Smith, marketing manager of Lincat there were many instances where venting to the outside is either difficult or impossible, such as concession areas within airports or train stations, or listed buildings in conservation areas.
“Our new Refresh units are designed to enable you to operate where you might not have been able to before, or to expand your existing output, with a minimum of disruption or additional investment,” she said.
Refresh units are designed to be used with electric rather than gas equipment since these must be vented to the outside with safety interlocks.
There are three Refresh units in the range: Mini, Midi and Maxi. They can accommodate either single or multiple items of equipment up to 500mm, 1000mm and 1500mm wide respectively.
The Refresh units also benefit from a variable speed controller, allowing the fan to operate at the most appropriate level to deal with the cooking fumes.