Meiko is looking to win over customers looking to reduce ventilation costs by pushing its Point2 AirConcept system.
It claims the unit will save users significant amounts of energy for its most popular hood-type dishwashers and utensil washing machines.
AirConcept captures exhaust heat and feeds the hot air back into the machine to pre-heat incoming cold water, as part of a heat recovery process.
The AirConcept is fitted behind the hood and will – in most cases – eliminate the need for an overhead extraction canopy, saving many thousands of pounds for the user.
“The wash-up area will always require adequate ventilation, but by cutting the need for a dedicated overhead extraction canopy, Meiko has made installation very much easier,” says Meiko UK group sales director Nick Falco.
“Overall, the combination of AirConcept and Meiko’s class-leading dish and utensil washers delivers outstanding value for money over the working life of the machine.”
Falco claims that fitted on Meiko’s popular DV80.2GiO hood-type dishwasher, AirConcept reduces the connected load of from 8.5kW to 7.0kW, which constitutes a 17% saving.
He added that AirConcept reduces steam emissions by some 80% and radiated heat is cut by 1.3kW, greatly improving the climate within the wash-up area and resulting in an improved working environment.