Hood

Pizza oven hood ventilation is an alternative to Direct Connect ventilation in commercial kitchens and pizzerias, designed to capture and remove airborne contaminants, heat, and smoke generated during the pizza-making process. The hood, also known as an exhaust or ventilation hood, is typically installed above the pizza oven to extract hot air, steam, and particulate matter, ensuring a cleaner and safer kitchen environment. Proper ventilation is essential not only for the comfort of kitchen staff but also for compliance with health and safety regulations.

The pizza oven hood ventilation system includes a fan that creates negative pressure, pulling the air and pollutants up through a series of filters and into the exhaust duct. This duct then directs the air outside the building. Depending on local regulations, the ventilation system may need to meet specific standards to effectively control emissions and maintain indoor air quality.

Efficient pizza oven hood ventilation is crucial for preventing the buildup of grease, reducing the risk of fire, and maintaining a comfortable working environment in the kitchen. Regular maintenance and cleaning of the hood and filters are necessary to ensure optimal performance and compliance with safety standards.

Different local building and fire safety departments have different standards for Pizza Oven ventilation, and rules regarding Hood and Direct Connect ventilation. Be sure to contact your local authorities before progressing with your design.