Kitchen Emissions Systems

Kitchen Emissions Systems (KES) or Pollution Control Units (PCU) are becoming extremely necessary as mixed use buildings gain popularity.  It's commonplace for restaurants to be integrated into 20+ story buildings in metropolitan areas.  Cities like Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York City have been abiding by strict kitchen emissions standards for years.  Now, condominium complexes, hotels, and various commercial buildings across the country are realizing the importance of removing particle (smoke/mist) and odor (Gases) to protect their investment and be a good neighbor. 

Ideally, it's best to have the Kitchen Emissions System closer to the hood.  First, the contaminant will be captured closer to the source, preventing ducts from being coated with grease.  Second, servicing the equipment will be easier and weather enclosures will not be necessary for your Kitchen Emissions System.  If the Kitchen Emissions System must be mounted on the roof due to space restrictions, periodic duct cleaning services will be required.  

There are a few different air cleaning methods for kitchen emissions, but electrostatic precipitation with large quantities of activated carbon is highly efficient, low static pressure, and approved by AHJs nationwide. Trion, by far is the BEST Electrostatic Kitchen Emission System manufacturer in the industry when factoring quality, cost, value, and scope of their massive product line.  Smoghog has been an industry standard, and often KES units are referred to as "Smoghogs," but they are expensive and production time can take several months.  Also, SmogHog has specific territory representatives, so they choose who works on your project.  Air Quality Engineering offers low cost Kitchen Emissions Systems, but none of their products can be used with solid fuels (Wood/Charcoal), fire suppression is not an option, and if a side-by-side comparison can be done with their electrostatic cells; it is obvious why they are less expensive.  

Let's dig into it! Trion offers FOUR different product lines for Kitchen Emissions Systems.  They are the ATS, KES, Model 75, and the Grease Viper.  Since these systems are very customizable, pricing is available by quotation only.  Options include Ansul Fire Suppression, Automated Self Cleaning, Media Based Post Filtration, Odor Control, Double and Triple Pass Electrostatic Precipitation, and variety of motor packages to suit your airflow needs.

 Trion ATS Features

  • UL Listed as a Kitchen Exhaust Hood and Duct Accessory
  • MEA Approved for New York City Installations
  • Solid State, Pulse Width Modulating Power Supplies
  • Extra-depth Electrostatic Collecting Cells with Spiked Ionizing Blades
  • Motorized Water Wash Manifolds with Spray Nozzles (ESP Section)
  • Integral Mounting Rails
  • Optional 2nd Stage Safety Filters (Electrostatic Precipitator or Bags) and 3rd Stage Odor Control (Activated Carbon or Potassium Permanganate)
  • Optional UL 762, Grease-Rated Fan Package
  • Optional Ansul® Fire Suppression Components to meet NFPA 96 Requirements


Trion KES Features

  • High-Efficiency at Low, Constant Pressure Drop
  • Compliance with EPA, State, and Local Air Quality Laws and Regulations
  • Activated Carbon and 95% DOP filter options
  • Cleaner, Fresher Kitchen Exhaust that Fosters "Goodwill" with Commerical and Residential Neighbors along with Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies



 Trion Air Boss Model 75 Features

  • Effectively removes airborne solids, liquids, and odors
  • Factory assembled, built-up construction for simplified installation and service
  • Durable, efficient cell design for long term performance and reliability
  • Spiked Ionizers prevent common wire breakage and replacement
  • Integral Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) automates cleaning process to reduce maintenance costs and ensure efficient air cleaning at all times
  • Optional fire suppression system
  • ETL approved to UL standard 867
  • Designed to NFPA 96 standards for kitchen exhaust
  • Up to 99% efficient, per DOP or ASHRAE test methods



Trion Grease Viper Features

  • Designed in accordance with UL-710 and NFPA 96 design criteria
  • Street level exhaust versus extended length of grease-rated duct to roof
  • High collection efficiency (≥ 95% at 0.3 microns)
  • Electrostatic cells with spiked ionizers and ceramic insulators
  • Long life, cleanable electrostatic filters versus throw-away, grease laden media filters
  • Integral auto-wash components to minimize manual service requirements
  • Modular design for indoor and outdoor installations
  • Control initiation and interface flexibility
  • 16 cabinet sizes and other modular configurations available, which are easily viewable and supported via REVIT BIMs
  • Accessories including detergent tanks, controls, and Ansul® fire suppression also supported with REVIT BIMs
  • High-capacity odor control panels
  • Fan package (UL-762 rated for kitchen exhaust)
  • Mounting rail base