Elta Fans help keep The Stag ahead of the chasing pack

Fans are a central component of an effective ventilation system in a commercial kitchen and The Stag Inn at Mentmore, in Buckinghamshire is an excellent example.  The Stag is a very popular and highly successful pub and 60 seater restaurant with a well-deserved reputation for fine cuisine and service.  Offering a distinctive fusion of British and Mediterranean cuisine, head chef and co-owner, Mani Rebelo uses only fresh, seasonal produce, humanely reared meats and fish from sustainable sources, whenever possible.

Systemair Fans and Spares of Nottingham specified and supplied the installers of the ventilation system with an SPP 560 fan from the new PowerPlusDCV range with a pre-programmed Eltadrive E2 single to three-phase frequency inverter (along with the canopy size and ductwork layout required). Steve Wilde, Sales Manager at the Nottingham office comments: “The PowerPlusDCV and Inverter package was by far the best option on the market to meet the requirements of the busy kitchen and reduce energy consumptions and overheads for the owners.”

Today the village of Mentmore retains much of its Victorian character, looking very much as it did when the village was completed in the late nineteenth century.  Rich with history and atmosphere, The Stag Inn is situated in the heart of the Aylesbury Vale countryside, in the midst of a conservation area – which meant that there were strict restrictions on the ventilation stacks that were part of the extension work to the kitchen. “Limitations on ventilation stacks and building amends impacted on the specification process but Elta Fans sales team were very helpful throughout” Steve added

Within a typical commercial kitchen environment, the main cooking extraction systems are subject to conditions normally between 40°C and 60°C at 95% relative humidity.  Generally, ventilation systems

Fans are a central component of an effective ventilation system in a commercial kitchen and The Stag Inn at Mentmore, in Buckinghamshire is an excellent example.  The Stag is a very popular and highly successful pub and 60 seater restaurant with a well-deserved reputation for fine cuisine and service.  Offering a distinctive fusion of British and Mediterranean cuisine, head chef and co-owner, Mani Rebelo uses only fresh, seasonal produce, humanely reared meats and fish from sustainable sources, whenever possible.

Systemair Fans and Spares of Nottingham specified and supplied the installers of the ventilation system with an SPP 560 fan from the new PowerPlusDCV range with a pre-programmed Eltadrive E2 single to three-phase frequency inverter (along with the canopy size and ductwork layout required). Steve Wilde, Sales Manager at the Nottingham office comments: “The PowerPlusDCV and Inverter package was by far the best option on the market to meet the requirements of the busy kitchen and reduce energy consumptions and overheads for the owners.”

Today the village of Mentmore retains much of its Victorian character, looking very much as it did when the village was completed in the late nineteenth century.  Rich with history and atmosphere, The Stag Inn is situated in the heart of the Aylesbury Vale countryside, in the midst of a conservation area – which meant that there were strict restrictions on the ventilation stacks that were part of the extension work to the kitchen. “Limitations on ventilation stacks and building amends impacted on the specification process but Elta Fans sales team were very helpful throughout” Steve added

Within a typical commercial kitchen environment, the main cooking extraction systems are subject to conditions normally between 40°C and 60°C at 95% relative humidity.  Generally, ventilation systems also have high resistances against which a fan has to operate.  The PowerPlusDCV (Demand Control Ventilation) range, has been primarily designed to accommodate these conditions and high-pressure requirements.  The totally enclosed, air-over motors allow for maximum open area, reducing velocities through the casing, increasing efficiency and resulting in a reduction in noise and vibration levels.  The two stage contra-rotating axial fan is housed in a single casing, with both motors wired via a flexible weatherproofed cable system to a single IP55 terminal box mounted on the outside of the casing.  This ensures faster wiring of the unit making it is easier to handle and install than conventional two-staged fans.

By integrating a range of sensors, ensuring the levels of smoke, expanded air, steam, cooking odours and exhaust fumes from appliances, are maintained at all times, it was possible to create a very efficient and economical kitchen ventilation system for the upgraded kitchen.  Chef, Mani Rebelo commented “the kitchen is a much improved place to work with reduced noise levels and better air quality, the system is very easy to use too.”

Nigel Bradshaw, manager at The Stag is delighted with the upgraded equipment and the service from Elta Fans; “…they have been so attentive, ensuring every step of the process to upgrade the system, from specification to post installation, has run smoothly, we cannot thank them enough.”

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