Quintex, a distributor of demand-controlled kitchen ventilation, has secured its first sale to a UK hospital.
London’s Mile End Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, has installed the firm’s flagship ‘Cheetah’ ventilation equipment at its main kitchen, which produces food for staff and events.
According to the supplier, it will save Mile End 49,794kWh and 13.3 tonnes of CO? a year, achieving a payback of less than two years.
Simon Jarman, chief executive of Quintex, expects the deal to pave the way for more hospital kitchen projects.
“This is the first time we’ve installed our system into a hospital and the excellent results achieved have been incredibly gratifying,” he said. “We’re now working closely with Barts Health, one of the UK’s largest NHS trusts, to progress rolling the system out to other hospitals in the trust.”
The Cheetah system uses sensor technology to detect cooking activity levels and reduce ventilation fan speeds so that extract rates are matched to cooking demands.
Quintex claims the system is used by Tesco, Ikea, JD Wetherspoons, Whitbread and Center Parcs.