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Ask CFP – Clogged Filters

Posted on august 23, 2017 by admin in CFP News

Ask CFP – Clogged Filters

Since we introduced ‘Ask CFP’ in our last newsletter, we’ve received a lot of interesting questions from you, our customers. If you have a question or query about air filtration and filter management, simply Ask CFP by emailing us and we may feature you in our next edition. Our latest question comes from T. Nichols in Newcastle. He asks:

“As Head of Maintenance for a chain of restaurants, I find that filters can become clogged easily meaning we constantly have to replace them. Can you offer any advice to help reduce the need to replace so often?”

Tony Worthington, Managing Director at CFP says: “We understand that the main concern for the restaurant industry is maintaining extraction systems to ensure complete odour, smoke and grease control. Unfortunately filter replacement is an unavoidable consequence of your industry, so it’s important to install durable and high-quality filters to last the optimum amount of time, dependent on the location and use.

If you are looking after many sites, it is vital to keep a record of the type of filter installed and how often they are being replaced or cleaned. You may benefit from CFP’s filter reminder service, which can ensure you never miss a filter change; whilst our order reporting system can easily highlight a problem site where filters changes are high.

For grease control, I would recommend our Baffle Filters. Their blade design and spacing provide maximum grease removal whilst acting as a flame barrier. They are ideal for use in restaurant and commercial kitchens. They are also very low maintenance and can be easily cleaned with a mild detergent.

I would imagine that odour removal is another issue you face, especially in built up city centres or out of town mixed use developments. Our Carbon Discarb Filters are ideal for eliminating cooking smells and odours and are used by our clients with a similar need to yours.

Dependent on your restaurant locations there may be a requirement to filter to H10. If this is the case we would recommend a three-stage system; G4 to F7 through to H10, with the aim of protecting and optimising the service life of the more expensive H10 and maintaining the required air volume and energy efficiencies.

I hope the above helps and if you would like to discuss any of the points in greater detail, we would welcome the opportunity to meet in person or alternatively carry out an appraisal of your sites filter requirements completely free of charge.

For further information why not look at our offering for facilities managers and if you would like to partner with CFP for a cost-effective approach to filter management, simply call 0161 406 5050.

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