Maintaining good external air quality around commercial kitchens is crucial for environmental health. Based on data from EMAQ (Environmental Management Air Quality), this guide provides an overview of the moisture and grease/smoke characteristics of various cooking appliances. Understanding these factors helps in designing effective exhaust systems to minimize environmental impact.

Moisture and Grease/Smoke Characteristics

These characteristics influence the design of exhaust systems to ensure compliance with environmental standards and to maintain external air quality. The table below summarises the moisture content and particulate (grease/smoke) loading from different types of cooking appliances:

wdt_ID wdt_created_by wdt_created_at wdt_last_edited_by wdt_last_edited_at Cooking Appliance Particulate (Grease/Smoke) Loading Moisture Content
22 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Cooking pots Light Heavy
23 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Bain Maries Light Heavy
24 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Steam ovens Light Heavy
25 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Pizza ovens Medium Medium
26 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Bratt pans Medium Heavy
27 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Oven ranges Medium Medium
28 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Flat top grills Medium Medium
29 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Chip fryers Medium Medium
30 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Salamanders Medium Medium
31 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Charcoal Heavy Medium
32 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Gas fired open grills Heavy Medium
33 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Char broilers Heavy Medium
34 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Chinese wok ranges Heavy Heavy
35 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Smokers Heavy Medium
36 imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM imperialgreen 17/06/2024 10:49 AM Wood Fired Pizza Ovens Heavy Light

Understanding these characteristics is essential for designing kitchen exhaust systems that protect external air quality and comply with environmental regulations.

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