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Grease Removal and Kitchen Exhaust Systems

A properly designed kitchen ventilation system provides safety, comfort, effluent control, and cleanliness in a manner as energy-efficient as practical.

Each year, grease fires result in more than $100 million in property damage within U.S. commercial kitchens.1 The National Restaurant Association forecasts restaurant-industry sales for the estimated 878,000 restaurant locations across the United States will reach a record $440.1 billion in 2004, equivalent to 4 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.2 That's big business. In addition to fire, kitchen grease-induced damage primarily includes roof damage and the annoy

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