Kent-based Nationwide Ventilation has spent the last 6 months developing its own range of kitchen ventilation canopies with inbuilt odour control.
The INTROzone series is designed to ensure that kitchen odours are treated closest to their source within the canopy. Nationwide now has an entire range of canopies to cope with all of the different requirements and demands from new build to upgraded kitchens.
The cooking odours are treated using ozone produced within the canopy via new methods using corona discharge plates, said to create a much more pure form of ozone and therefore more efficient than traditional methods using UV-c light. Ozone combined with activated oxygen mixes with the cooking odour, causing oxidisation by chemical reactions, which are then converted to carbon dioxide and water vapour, with the ozone being transformed back into oxygen.
“This new INTROzone technology allows us to provide canopies that are compliant with DEFRA guidelines for odour control, at a more competitive price than traditional UV-c canopies supplied by our competitors,” said Robert Terry, director at Nationwide Ventilation.
Other claimed benefits from this type of system are that they offer a lower capital running cost, on average up to 50% less per year than standard UV-c systems. With the odour control kept out of the airstream, no grease should build up and cause a drop-off in system performance.
The range is compliant with fire suppression installations, and only requires a single phase 240V power supply. The manufacturer believes the ventilation system has reduced yearly maintenance costs over standard UV-c.