US 9,810,437 B2
Optimal energy saving for kitchen hood systems
Stephen K. Melink, Cincinnati, OH (US); Bryan D. Miller, Cincinnati, OH (US); and Craig Davis, Harrison, OH (US)
Assigned to Melink Corporation, Milford, OH (US)
Filed by Melink Corporation, Milford, OH (US)
Filed on Apr. 23, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/694,149.
Prior Publication US 2016/0313011 A1, Oct. 27, 2016
Int. Cl. F24C 15/20 (2006.01)
CPC F24C 15/2021 (2013.01) 46 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer implemented method for optimizing energy savings associated with a kitchen hood system, comprising:
identifying a plurality of parameters associated with the kitchen hood system, wherein each parameter is a fixed condition specific to the kitchen hood system and has an impact on an overall efficiency that the kitchen hood system operates;
weighting each parameter, wherein the weight associated with each parameter is representative of a predicted impact each parameter has on the overall efficiency that the kitchen hood system operates relative to each other parameter;
incorporating the weight of each parameter into a reduction factor, wherein the reduction factor is representative of an overall impact that the plurality of parameters has on the overall efficiency that the kitchen hood system operates; and
adjusting a fan velocity for each fan included in the kitchen hood system based on the reduction factor to optimize the energy savings associated with the kitchen hood system.