Halton hits new kitchen ventilation high after landing coveted Eurovent badge

Steve Mason, Rhys Dear, Ian Horton, Joe Jones, Richard Lewis, Craig Gould and Phil Gibson

Halton Foodservice’s range of commercial kitchen air handling units has been awarded the coveted Eurovent certification for performance and quality.

The 12-month procedure included design and development at its UK HQ in Rochester followed by rigorous testing at the Eurovent-approved laboratory in Germany.

The accreditation covers the entire range of third generation pollution control, supply air and combined units.

An integral part of this process was the certification of Halton’s AHU software selection package.

R&D manager, Joe Joes, said that in this time of heightened awareness of poor air quality, Halton’s AHU range enables the foodservice industry to play its part in reducing airborne pollution.

“Our new range of Eurovent-certified supply air handling units include highly-efficient filtration options to help ensure acceptable levels of indoor air quality. Units, as standard, are equipped with Eurovent-certified M5 and F9 grade filters to remove fine particulate which is proven to be damaging to human health.

“The casework has been designed to minimise filter by-pass, the effectiveness of which was demonstrated in recent Eurovent filter by-pass leakage tests at the TUV test laboratory in Germany, where our units achieved the maximum score of F9 classification under both positive and negative pressures.”

Halton is also now offering the new “Urban Pack” of filtration, designed for use in areas of poor outdoor air quality, such as city centres.

The Urban Pack comprises a series of specialist filters selected to reduce the level of harmful gases commonly found in dense, highly populated areas. These filters serve to reduce microbes and airborne bacteria in the incoming supply air, which helps to provide clean and healthy air for kitchen staff.

Halton’s UK MD Steve Mason, who took over last November, said the success and subsequent growth of its AHU range has been an important step in its business development.

“While this certification of performance and quality is not yet a regular requirement here in the UK, it certainly is throughout most of continental Europe. It must be satisfying to our UK customers to know that they are benefitting from the exacting standards demanded elsewhere.”

Halton’s Eurovent-accredited AHU range of products is only manufactured at the company’s UK facility in Kent.

MAIN IMAGE: Steve Mason and the team behind the Eurovent accreditation (l-r) Rhys Dear, Ian Horton, Joe Jones (with certificate), Richard Lewis, Craig Gould and Phil Gibson.

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