Originally, Kitchen Extract System (KES) cleaning planned preventative maintenance (PPM) were carried out over 2 nights every 3 months (or 100 days) due to its size. With the use of Ecofix, we have reduced cleaning frequency to 6 monthly. We have also reduced the site time to 1 night. The following photos show pre clean photographs with 6 monthly cleaning frequency.
Canopy is fitted with our spray bar which doses detergent 5 times per day in line with operation. Although waste material is removed by kitchen staff, we can see that canopy surfaces resist the build-up of grease deposits.
Each spigot that adjoins the canopy is also regularly dosed with Detergent and bio. Again, build-up is minimal and allows the system to stay compliant for longer. In theory, cleanable micron levels will not be seen here if Ecofix is in operation.
This pre cleaning photo shows minimal build-up of contamination. Ecofix uses a combination of detergent and bio additive. This stops fatty deposits binding with all sides of the ductwork. Any waste product will form as biomass where air flow meets resistance.
Sections also found in a non-cleanable state with minimal build-up of biomass waste. Ecofix continues to keep grease levels compliant clean to clean.
As discussed, Ecofix can be installed into any section of the KES. Older systems and even some modern designs suffer from access issues that cannot always be rectified with access doors and/or ductwork removal. In these cases, manual cleaning can be very difficult to achieve. Ecofix dosing can be programmed and concentrated to actively remediate large sections of inaccessible ductwork. The delivery system has been upgraded to suit this application and does require alteration from visit to visit. Any dosing is designed into the daily operation of the kitchen to work in line with maximum air flow. This flow of air not only helps to disperse the dose but acts as a carrier for any waste which is collected at the next bend and/or transition.
This photo of ductwork is from Brasserie Blanc Milton Keynes. It is situated within a ceiling void which has restricted access for manual cleaning. This section has not received any manual cleaning and has been fully remediated back to compliant standard.
This picture shows manifold ductwork from Brasserie Blanc Chancery Lane. The dimensions are 200mm x 1000mm and access is restricted by the duct position and the ceiling void space. Access doors are fitted, but they are only reachable at arm’s length from a ceiling hatch. The doors are CC10 size which does not offer any real cleaning access. In short, manual cleaning cannot be achieved here. Ecofix has been installed with heavy concentration of bio additive to help break down the contamination. Nozzles are moved visit to visit to help coverage and remediate the full section. Once fully remediated, Ecofix is reprogrammed to standard settings to help keep the section in a compliant state.
This riser shows contamination levels within a Brasserie Blanc. Typically, access for cleaning can only be achieved through access panels spaced every 3 metres with restricted space for additional access due to building fabric. Build-up is negated in these areas through dosing and manual cleaning. The unreachable areas are remediated over time.