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1 Field Challenges with DCV Systems Dr. Andrey Livchak, Derek Schrock and Jimmy Sandusky Halton Group Americas

2 Overview One of the key challenges of implementing DCV systems in the field is to ensure that the hoods are operating at capture and containment (C&C) airflows when the appliances are in a cooking mode. Data is presented on how different appliances can require additional detection methods to ensure that the hood is running at a proper airflow. Secondly, a case study is presented on the design challenge of how to incorporate a DCV system in a restaurant which has a combination of hoods with dedicated exhaust fans and hoods that share exhaust fans; and how to optimize the energy consumption of these systems.

3 DCV Testing with Appliances Testing conducted with a range of appliances installed under a hood with various simulated DCV control schemes: – Exhaust Temperature + Cooking Activity Sensor – Exhaust Temperature Only (Operating on a Curve) – Exhaust Temperature Only (Operating at a Fixed Exhaust Set-Point)

4 DCV with cooking activity sensor Two types of cooking activity sensors are available on the market: – one uses infrared light beam across the hood to detect visible smoke or stream associated with the beginning of cooking process – another uses infrared temperature sensors to continuously monitor surface temperature of appliances under the hood

5 DCV Control Details Temperature + Cooking Activity Sensor (system with infrared temperature sensors was used in this study) – A curve was utilized to vary exhaust airflow rate proportional to exhaust temperature. – A secondary sensor was installed to detect the onset of cooking process and override temperature signal to drive exhaust fan to 100%. – Minimum exhaust fan speed defaulted to 40% of design exhaust airflow.

6 DCV Control Details Temperature Only – Two Configurations: Curve Based Constant Exhaust Temperature Set-point. – 90, 100 and 130°F – Minimum exhaust fan speed defaulted to 80% of design exhaust airflow for systems with constant set-point.

7 DCV Control Details Temperature Curve Utilized in DCV Control Algorithms

8 DCV Testing Configuration Exhaust Hood – 72” Canopy Hood, Mounted at 80” AFF. – Exhaust Temperature Sensor Mounted in Collar

9 DCV Testing Configuration Appliances & Food Product ApplianceFuel SourceLoadingDesign airflow Open-Vat Fryer, Single Fat Natural GasFrozen French Fries 1000 cfm Griddle, Thermostatically Controlled Natural GasFrozen Hamburger Patties 1000 cfm Char-BroilerNatural GasFrozen Hamburger Patties 1800 cfm Pressure Fryer, Single Vat ElectricityFrozen Chicken Patties 1000 cfm Re-Thermalizer, Dual Vat Natural GasFrozen Taco Meat 1000 cfm

10 Open Vat Fryer Testing

11 Griddle Testing

12 Rethermalizer Testing

13 Pressure Fryer Testing

14 Char-Broiler Testing

15 System Response Time Comparison


17 DCV Testing Comparison of time to reach design airflow. Appliance Time from start of cooking (seconds) when design airflow reached Temp + Cooking Activity Sensor Temperature Only Curve Constant Temperature, SP=90°F Constant Temperature, SP=100°F Constant Temperature, SP=130°F Open Vat Fryer23NA297NA Griddle35174NA181NA Rethermalizer26NA Pressure fryer28NA Char-Broiler23NA

18 DCV Case Study Evaluated Site Configuration – Four canopy hoods attached to single exhaust fan – Demand control ventilation installed – Design Exhaust Airflow = 11,290 CFM – Balancing dampers installed on each hood to independently regulate exhaust proportional to demand

19 DCV Case Study Monitored Data

20 DCV Case Study System Simulated without Dampers or Other Means to Independently Regulate Exhaust for Each Hood when one of the hoods was cooking mode, the whole system was at design airflow – Minimum Airflow Rate Assumed to be 80% of Design.

21 DCV Case Study Energy Impacts System Estimated Savings Heating [Therms] Cooling [kWh] Exhaust Fan [kWh] Supply Fan [kWh] DCV w/ Dampers 1,307 7,425 38,075 12,692 DCV w/o Dampers 436 2,475 15,705 5,235 Difference 871 4,950 22,370 7,457 Location: Seattle, WA Operating Hours: 24/7 Heating EFF: 90% COP: 2.93

22 Conclusions 1.Secondary cooking activity sensors are needed in addition to exhaust temperature to minimize hood spillage  Ideally DCV controller receives signal directly from cooking appliances’ controllers 2.Response time from exhaust temperature only systems is over 2 minutes for fryer and griddle resulting in hood spillage. 3.Set-points for temperature only systems need to be calibrated for a given application (appliance combination). They need to be reset for winter and summer to account for variation in kitchen space temperature unless space temperature sensor is used for automatic reset 4.Systems that couple multiple hoods to a single exhaust fan need a means of independently regulating exhaust airflow for each hood to maximize energy savings

23 Questions? Derek Schrock

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