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Kitchen Extract Odour Control : DEFRA Guidance

Kitchen Extract Odour Control : DEFRA Guidance
James Ford
May 20, 2012

Kitchen Extract Odour Control Systems

We are often approached by entrepreneurs, architects, consultants and restaurant owners who need to address odour control at the planning stage of opening a new catering establishment. Odour and nuisance control are a common requirement of local authority environmental health for a new restaurant or take away to gain planning permission.

It is not written in stone what a local authority will deem as acceptable for nuisance control, but most authorities use the DEFRA : Guidance on the Control and Noise from Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems, as an acceptable benchmark for kitchen extract odour control.

This guidance report outlines methods on kitchen extract system design with a specific focus on nuisance control including odour emissions. The DEFRA Guidance gives precise guidelines for kitchen extract on odour control methods and equipment taking into account the type, size and location of the catering establishment.

The DEFRA guidance is very fair in that it accepts many different forms of odour abatement without prejudice, however it is important that the right choices are made to suit a particular establishment.

Airclean offer a full range of products that can be used on their own or in a combination to offer a complete odour control solution for a kitchen exhaust system that meets the requirements of the DEFRA Guidance. We work with clients at the planning stage to select and specify the correct odour control equipment to offer effective odour control whilst meeting the requirements of the local authorities.

Click here to download the DEFRA Guidance on the Control of Odour and Noise from Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems.

For more information on Kitchen Extract Odour Control Systems visit our Kitchen Extract Odour Control Micro Site, or contact our technical sales team on 01622 832777.

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