Intelli-Hood® Kitchen Hood Ventilation Controls
Demand Control Ventilation for Commercial Kitchens
Are your kitchen exhaust and supply fans running at 100 percent speed when theres no cooking going on? They probably are if you dont have a demand control kitchen ventilation (DCKV) system. Consequently, youre wasting energy and conditioned air at a time when revenue is at its lowest.
Melinks patented Intelli-Hood HVAC controls package visually monitors the level of cooking activity and automatically instructs the exhaust fan to operate only as fast as necessary. Intelli-Hood is installed into new or existing commercial hood systems and transforms a basic stainless steel box into an intelligent energy-saving machine.
For 30 years, Melink has been helping energy managers like you break the fullspeed habit while reducing the cost of operating kitchens.
Intelli-Hood System Overview
- SYSTEM CONTROLLER
Receives input from the Touchpad(s) and Hood Controller(s) to control the outputs for the VFDs.
- HOOD CONTROLLER
Oversees Temperature and Optic Sensors on each hood and sends sensor data to the System Controller via RS- 485 communication.
Provides switches for operation of hood lights and fans, bypass, monitoring LEDs and programming.
- OPTIC SENSORS
Monitor the presence of smoke and vapors inside the hood. Send a signal to the Hood Controller to increase fan speed during cooking.
- AIR PURGE UNITS
Miniature blowers send air into Optic Sensor housings to prevent smoke and grease from collecting on lenses.
- TEMPERATURE SENSOR
Monitors the exhaust air temperature in the duct and sends a signal to the Hood Controller to vary fan speed in proportion to heat load.
Variable Frequency Drives receive signals from the Hood Controller to control the speed of the fans based on heat and smoke load.
Features and Benefits
Highest Energy Savings
- Optic + temperature sensors
- Self-learning algorithims
- Compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 2013
- Automation of kitchen HVAC
- Self-calibrating sensors
- Reduced hood noise
- NFPA 96 Compliance
- Proactive Temperature Alarm
- Gas Valve Integration
- Facility Audit
- Estimated energy savings report
- Turnkey retrofits and new construction
Monitoring & Analytics
- Remote monitoring
- System alerts and performance reports
- Integration with building control systems
- 24/7 Melink staff support
- Global technician network
- Preventative maintenance and monitoring
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