Oil filtration specialist Filta has unveiled a new automated extraction cleaning system to help operators meet the new increased fire risk management standards for commercial kitchens.
The Filta system works around the clock with flexible, pre-programmable automatic dosing.
This means operators are continually compliant with the standards in comparison to a quarterly deep clean of the ductwork where the operator is only as compliant as their last deep-clean as grease builds up from the moment the last clean was done.
Lee Shelton, head of sales at Filta, said the launch of the system comes at the perfect time given revisions to the TR19 standard by the trade body for building engineering services contractors.
“Driven by the need for legislation to reflect new British and European standards and best practice, the rules have become more stringent when it comes to extraction cleaning in a bid to prevent the event of fire,” he explained.
“By installing the Filta system, you can rely on continually clean ductwork to greatly reduce this risk, keeping you and your systems operational, compliant and safe from prosecution.”
The system itself works by spraying biological enzymes directly into the ventilation system with special nozzles. These enzymes are able to target all corners and inaccessible areas of the ductwork, unlike manual cleaning, where areas are often missed, avoided or simply inaccessible.
By reducing the accumulation of FOG, kitchen extraction systems also operate at their full potential, meaning less bad odours and enhancing the customer experience.