KITCHEN VENTILATION CONTROLS

Making kitchen hoods more intelligent to reduce cost and improve safety

SIMPLE, SAFE, SUPPORTED.

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.

 


Why Intelli-Hood?

 

Highest Energy Savings

Highest Energy
Savings

  • Optic + temperature sensors
  • Self-learning algorithims
  • Compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 2013

Improved Kitchen Operation

Optimal
Ventilation

  • Automation of kitchen HVAC
  • Self-calibrating sensors
  • Reduced hood noise

Project Development

Safety

  • NFPA 96 Compliance
  • Proactive Temperature Alarm
  • Gas Valve Integration

 

Project Development

Project
Development

  • Facility Audit
  • Estimated energy savings report
  • Turnkey retrofits and new construction

Monitoring & Analytics

Monitoring
& Analytics

  • Remote monitoring
  • System alerts and performance reports
  • Integration with building control systems

Post­-Installation Support

Post­-Installation
Support

  • 24/7 Melink staff support
  • Global technician network
  • Preventative maintenance and monitoring


Case Studies

 

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.

  • Case Study

    University Dining Hall Case Study

    Case Study

    Intelli-Hood Corporate Kitchen Case Study

    Case Study

    CORPORATE DINING

    Case Study

    BARCELO SANTS HOTEL

    Case Study

    PALA CASINO SPA & RESORT

    Case Study

    HIRAM UNIVERSITY RETROFIT

  • Case Study

    CINCINNATI ZOO RESTAURANT RETROFIT

    Case Study

    MILITARY BASE RETROFIT CASE STUDY

    Case Study

    FRANKFURT HOTEL RETROFIT CASE STUDY

    Case Study

    UNIVERSITY NEW CONSTRUCTION CASE STUDY

    Case Study

    SOUTH KOREA HOSPITAL RETROFIT CASE STUDY

    Case Study

    CHICAGO HOSPITAL RETROFIT CASE STUDY

  • Case Study

    STADIUM RETROFIT CASE STUDY

    Case Study

    Madrid Hotel Retrofit Case Study

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    Hong Kong Hotel Retrofit Case Study

    RESTAURANT RETROFIT CASE STUDY


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.

REM1

The original Intelli-Hood in 1990, named “REM-1” at the time.

Energy Star 2015

Intelli-Hood 3 Components

The third generation of Intelli­Hood, released in 2014.


FAQs

 

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Contact

 

Have a hood that needs a brain? We’d be glad to estimate the energy savings potential for you.

 


Resources

 

Looking for more in-depth information? Attend a webinar for an overview of DCKV technology. Otherwise, visit our resources page to view specifications, manuals and guides or contact our technical support team.

 

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