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Are your kitchen exhaust and supply fans running at 100 percent speed when there’s no cooking going on? They probably are if you don’t have a demand control kitchen ventilation (DCKV) system. Consequently, you’re wasting energy and conditioned air – at a time when revenue is at its lowest.
Melink’s 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.
- 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
- Remote monitoring
- System alerts and performance reports
- Integration with building control systems
- 24/7 Melink staff support
- Global technician network
- Preventative maintenance and monitoring
We keep our little black book closed out of respect for our clients. That’s why some of the case studies are anonymous. We can share additional details on a one-to-one basis.
The Intelli-Hood Story
A simple idea becomes the industry standard
There once was an engineer on a rooftop balancing a restaurant ventilation system on a hot summer afternoon. Walking past the exhaust fan, he briefly enjoyed a steady stream of chilled air. He glanced at the nearly empty parking lot and thought: “They’re paying for that fan to run at full speed when there’s no cooking going on. That’s not very smart. I can help them save energy and money.”
The engineer was Steve Melink; the year was 1989. Steve got to work inventing Intelli-Hood, and setting the standard for demand control kitchen ventilation systems. Since then, Melink Corp. has made more than 25,000 kitchen hoods more intelligent – with an average electricity savings of 65 percent.
Wanting to do better for his customers, Steve and his Intelli-Hood team have continued to refine the controls application. All that dedication has resulted in Intelli-Hood being awarded the AHR Expo Product of the Year by ASHRAE and the EPA Energy Star Emerging Technology Award.
Have a hood that needs a brain? We’d be glad to estimate the energy savings potential for you.