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Pollution Control Unit


VPCU Series Pollution Control Unit

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Pollution Control Unit (VPCU)

System Overview

The Pollution Control Unit, VPCU Series, is a mechanical filter arrangement for the removal of smoke and grease particulate from the exhaust air stream of kitchen exhaust systems. The typical VPCU includes a washable steel pre-filter and disposable, high efficiency (MERV 15) media filter. An additional high efficiency (MERV 15) / HEPA module is available for smoke control. Odor control is handled via an optional module ( typically 50/50 blend carbon/permanganate OR 100% carbon blend). Sizes range in capacity up to 20,000 CFM.

The VPCU is ETL listed and is suitable for indoor or outdoor installations.

Standard Features & Benefits:

  • Constructed specifically to meet kitchen exhaust duct standards
  • Optional Odor Removal Module
  • Unit may be shipped in one piece or in sections
  • Optional Pre Filter Section
  • Optional exhaust fan
  • Optional Advanced Filter Monitoring System
  • Optional Fire Suppression System

Optional Exhaust Fan

Standard Fan Features & Benefits

  • TEFC, Class H insulation, washdown duty motors
  • Heavy duty construction, durable and weather resistant
  • Non-overloading backward inclined wheels
  • Fully Adjustable motor mounting base
  • Quick release latches allow for easy access to motor compartment
  • Variable pitch motor pulley allows for field adjustment and system balancing
  • High efficiency combined with low tip speeds results in quiet operation
  • Standard emergency disconnect switch

Advanced Filter Monitoring System (Optional)

The Pollution Control Unit (VPCU) with Advanced Filter Monitoring option offers and automated assessment of the unit to ensure proper operation.

System Overview

The Advanced Filter Monitoring includes a module that provides the necessary precision pressure measurements for accurate monitoring of the complete system. Based on the measurements, the module will then initiate actions via the electric control package and give readings to the user. Direct access to the operating conditions are provided through the use of an HMI (human machine interface), which is conveniently located in the VPCU.

Standard Fan Features & Benefits

  • Sustainability — Extends life of various filters, address specific filters which need replacement based on monitoring
  • Ease of Installation and Startup — automatic calibration of the system via HMI
  • Maintenance — Provides advanced notice, pinoints specific faults to address
  • Reliability — Ensures proper operation of the VPCU
  • Monitors Pressure Drop across each filter module of the VPCU
  • Missing Door or Missing Filter Indication — fans and cooking equipment will shut off if faults indicated
  • Detects Filter Saturation Percentage

Pollution Control Unit