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Remediation of hoods and cooking fume exhaust systems

Cooking fumes extraction systems are made by hoods connected to ducts and relative extraction fan. These kind of extraction systems are very used in civil, industrial and naval fields with different applications. The aspiration of hot fumes, dense by organic compounds, leads to the formation of heterogeneous layers which stratify on the all internal surfaces of system so generating critical issues related to safety, hygiene and performance of the same.

The stratifications of organic compounds are generated by the fumes of the meals in production which condense and stratify on the internal surfaces of the system, including the extraction engine, even if at considerable distance from the point of origin of these.

  • Dangers to human health: grease stratifications are the ground of uncontrolled proliferation of microorganisms. The proximity to the cooking plans, exposes the whole process of preparation for possible contamination (thus deleting the efforts to maintain the requirements of the HACCP plans). Moreover, as it was defined by Italian Legislative Decree 81/08 and agreement between Italian State and relative regions of 2001, about safety and health promotions, micro-climate in confined environments must be healthy: a dirty system, over time, is destined to lose its extraction capacity, as above motivated and the persistence of warm fumes in the work enviroments, severely affects air indoor quality (see also Conf. State Regions and Prov. Aut. of Trento and Bolzano n ° 1292 of 27/09/2001 – Protection and health promotion in confined environments).
  •  Dangers to safety of work environments: the greases accumulations increase the risk of trigger and fire conductivity due to the high flammability that these sediments have as intrinsic feature, also influencing the safety requirements defined by the D.M. 12/04/96 and other safety regulations (for example the legislative decree 81/08). Furthermore, a dirty system with a low extraction power doesn’t comply with the defined standards which require that the cooking environments close to the food consumption area must have a good extraction of the fumes (see paragraph 4.4.3 in point c) of the DM 12/04/96).

Know-how and experience gained over the last decade, have made possible to reduce intervention times and facing with expertise and professionalism the issues related to the management of extraction systems, without interfering with customers activities.

The periodic maintenance of the system, in addition to being in compliance with requirements on hygiene and safety, reduces the risk of incurring on administrative sanctions and shutdown actions by the control bodies, as well as avoiding civil and penal liabilities.

Following a specific analysis, we customize periodic maintenance programs, which are based on single and actual needs, to minimize the economic impact: ad hoc assessment for target interventions and complete assistance.

For the systems under our management, the drafting of the maintenance booklet, in which all the activities carried out are recorded,  allows the customer to give evidence to the control bodies of the correct prevention activities performed,  in application of the current regulations.

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Our  technical office is available to carry out inspections and free evaluations of the conditions of your system and do what is necessary to keep it in good standing and in safety.

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