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Since 1993, JIMCO has specialized in odor and grease control in commercial kitchens.

The JIMCO Kitchen Pollution Control (KPC) system eliminates odor in the air, as well as breaks down grease and oil deposited in the ducts.  The reduction of grease and oil deposits reduces the risk of fire by up to 95%.  The exhaust fan will also operate more efficiently.

The JIMCO system for odor and grease control uses special lamps that produce UV-light and ozone.  The JIMCO lamps are placed in a steel frame, which is installed behind the grease filters in the hood.   If this is not possible due to space constraints, the lamps are placed in an enclosure immediately above the hood.

Exposure to intensive UV-C light and ozone oxidation causes contaminants in the air to be destroyed, resulting in the reduction of odor emissions to the surroundings and no grease deposits in the ductwork.  The ozone maintains the ducts in a clean condition and destroys previously existing grease deposits within the ductwork. We recommend that ducts be manually cleaned before installing a Jimco KPC system.

There are multiple advantages associated with a JIMCO KPC system.  These include:

  • Decreases the risk of fire
  • Oxidizes grease
  • Reduces odor to the surroundings
  • Simple to install in existing hoods
  • Tested and dependable equipment
  • No use of chemicals or deodorizing oils
  • No use of filters, e.g. active carbon or catalysts
  • No use of microbiology
  • No residues or liquid substances
  • Eliminates the need to regularly clean the hood and the kitchen exhaust ductwork
  • Maximizes exhaust due to clean ductwork
  • Compact installation, needs only limited space
  • Immediate on/off function
  • Pressure differential guards for fan failure
  • Competitive installation costs
  • Low operating and maintenance costs
  • Option:  heat re-use

There are a number of different JIMCO KPC options, with the appropriate KPC system sized to the particular application.  A KPC system may contain:

  • Steel frame with JIMCO UV-C lamps
  • Ballast box
  • Control board (STO)
  • Safety components
  • External alarm option

Other key items may include:

  • Multiple systems may be independently controlled through one control board.
  • Surveillance of operations hours and auto shutdown of lamps after 10,000 hours of operation (warning at 500 remaining hours).
  • Display with status indication for safety equipment and lamp fault.
  • External alarm option.