Holiday Inn, San Francisco
The first installation of AirMaid in North America is deemed a complete success, introducing a new option for how restaurant exhaust should be treated.
The restaurant kitchen at the Holiday Inn Civic Center in San Francisco had multiple problems with its existing pollution control unit including high use of consumables, filthy grease filter cabinets and a fan that was shaking itself to pieces.
When looking into different solutions, the local sales representative from Norman S. Wright Mechanical of Brisbane recommended a new technology to the project engineers for mitigating grease and odors using ozone – AirMaid by Interzon of Stockholm, Sweden.
In March of this year, after installing a new axial fan the new ozone generators were easily integrated into the existing ductwork, even with tight space requirements above the inner ceiling.
Everyone involved is very satisfied with the results
Ron Tinkey of City Mechanical was responsible for the installation: “We are all excited about this innovative approach to pollution control on kitchen exhaust and other applications. We have installed several of the earlier pollution control units of massive proportions with extensive structural requirements to support those 16’ giants above the ceilings.”
The AirMaid ozone generators have now been running for over two months and the results are impressive. Ron Tinkey, who has seen thousands of ducts, keeps it simple: “The inside of the duct is cleaner than the outside!“
Andy Earle, Chief Engineer of The Holiday Inn noticed results from a different perspective: “We feel that there is less grease buildup on the glass windows and sliding glass doors above the kitchen exhaust outlet.”
Toby Lee, Project Manager of MHC Engineers had this to say
about their choice of AirMaid: “The existing kitchen ventilation system upgrade at Holiday Inn, Civic Center is a challenge with limited available ceiling space for equipment and compressed kitchen shut- down schedule. AirMaid ozone generator proves to be the most practical and effective solution in terms of cost and performance.”
The market for AirMaid is growing across America
On the market since last year, more and more projects are specifying AirMaid across the continent. Since the recent installation at the Holiday Inn in San Francisco, restaurants in Boston, Toronto and Vancouver have also followed suit.