Shepherd Filters - Kitchen Grease Filters
The Ultimate Protection Against Kitchen Grease Build-Up. Install disposable kitchen grease filters if you want to capture up to 98% of airborne grease before it enters the kitchen exhaust system instead of using traditional metal designs that only capture 20 to 40% at best.
Metal kitchen grease filters only stop between 20-40% of airborne grease, allowing the rest to pass through into the hood/canopy, duct and fan. This results in ongoing costly cleans as well as the potential for premature equipment failure.
The Shepherd Filters disposable wool filter media provides the best solution. Capturing up to an impressive 98% of airborne grease before it enters your kitchen exhaust system, Shepherd Filters virtually eliminate the need to clean filter frames in-house or through a filter exchange company. This equates to a cleaner system year-round, saving you time and money as well as reducing your risk of fire.
Kitchen grease filters are one of the first lines of defence for restaurant safety. Kitchen grease is highly flammable, therefore replacing and maintaining a restaurant’s grease filters is an important step in reducing the risk of kitchen grease fires.
Most people think of grease as a liquid, but grease can also travel by vapours and smoke. If the exhaust effluent is properly filtered, a large percentage of this grease is removed from the air stream. This not only greatly reduces the amount of grease that will stick to the inside of the kitchen exhaust hood, it also reduces the risk of a grease duct fire and the need for kitchen exhaust cleaning.
Kitchen Grease Filters Explained: Installation Process
Shepherd Filters are easily installed and offer a time- and money-saving solution. Our filters are easy for staff to change and are disposed in the regular waste bin within minutes.
- 100% naturally fire-retardant wool
- 100% disposable and biodegradable and therefore environmentally friendly
- Only change the filters that need changing
- Change our filters before you turn equipment on or at end of day clean down once equipment has cooled, and you will never be disrupted again!
Hundreds of satisfied customers from Australia and all around the world have found these disposable kitchen grease filters easy to use. They are have seen first-hand how Shepherd Filters really do capture up to 98% of the grease particles before they enter the kitchen hood system and require cleaning!
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 96 is the standard for ventilation control and fire protection of commercial cooking operations.
Below we have listed some of their fire safety codes described in NFPA Code 96, specifically for kitchen grease filters:
- Listed kitchen grease filters, listed baffles, or other listed grease removal devices for use with commercial cooking equipment shall be provided.
- Listed kitchen grease filters and grease removal devices that are removable but not an integral component of a specifically listed exhaust hood shall be listed in accordance with UL 1046.
- Mesh filters shall not be used unless evaluated as an integral part of a listed exhaust hood or listed in conjunction with primary kitchen grease filters in accordance with UL 1046.
- Kitchen grease filters shall be listed and constructed of steel or listed equivalent material.
- Kitchen grease filters shall be of rigid construction that will not distort or crush under normal operation, handling, and cleaning conditions.
- Kitchen grease filters shall be arranged so that all exhaust air passes through the grease filters.
- Kitchen grease filters shall be easily accessible and removable for cleaning.
- Kitchen grease filters shall be installed at an angle not less than 45 degrees from the horizontal.
This dramatic reduction of grease entering the kitchen exhaust hood system brings immediate savings in reduced labour costs of ongoing baffle filter washing, reduces the number of necessary kitchen hood cleanings, roof damage costs, and provides energy savings from cleaner rooftop equipment.
The overall result of the Shepherd Filters disposable oil and grease filters is less hassle and money savings for a commercial cooking operation. With the reduction of filter cleans, kitchen hood cleaning and the energy savings this attracts Shepherd Filters are being installed all over Australia and across the Globe, including New Zealand, Asia-Pacific, UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Shepherd Filters disposable kitchen grease filters are made from 100% fire-retardant and bio-degradable wool.
Shepherd Filters frames are made from high quality stainless steel and are designed specifically for ease of handling with kitchen exhaust systems. Our frames have easy-to-grip fold down handles and clamps to keep the face frame firmly attached for the wool filter.
Disposable kitchen grease filters from Shepherd Filters capture up to an impressive 98% of airborne grease! All before it enters your kitchen exhaust system, equating to a cleaner system, year-round. These disposable wool filters significantly reduce the need to clean filter frames and the amount of grease entering your kitchen exhaust system is also greatly reduced. Our special stainless-steel Shepherd Filter frames are easy to use and come with the peace of mind that they are:
- UL1046 flame barrier tested
- Airflow tested & certified; and
- HACCP approved
Read on below to understand the six fundamental benefits of the Shepherd Filters solution:
By upgrading your kitchen grease canopy filters, you will be opening the door to a range of benefits with no downsides.
Disposable kitchen grease filters capture the grease before it enters the exhaust system. It reduces the grease build-up and risk of fires. Wool is a natural, environmentally biodegradable, fire-retardant material. If alternative filters are installed into kitchens, grease will pass into the exhaust, hood and duct! Ultimately, requiring extensive commercial exhaust cleaning in the entire canopy to lower the risk of fire.
Airborne grease is prevented from entering the kitchen hood exhaust system by the canopy filters. Therefore, it provides immediate savings by reducing labour costs associated with commercial cleaning metal grease filters. This also reduces the frequency of routine kitchen duct cleaning dramatically.
It reduces your current commercial kitchen duct and exhaust cleaning schedule. Along with reduced grease hood cleans, greatly diminishing the amount of water and chemicals you use to maintain a clean system. Save on your water rates and reduce the exposure to toxic substances as well!
Shepherd Filters are made from 100% wool, a sustainable and renewable material source. We help businesses save energy with a cleaner kitchen exhaust system, hood, rooftop fans, HVAC and other rooftop equipment. This results in more efficient operation of the equipment, not to mention less maintenance!
The disposable kitchen grease filters are made from 100% Wool. The filter media is carbon-neutral and will break down in the landfill. In today’s world, we all need to do our part to help the environment.
Disposable kitchen grease filters from Shepherd Filters are simply installed on the face of a metal filter. It can be removed and disposed of in seconds. Your staff will truly appreciate the change to their now simplified cleaning schedule!DISPOSABLE KITCHEN GREASE FILTERS AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA & GLOBALLY
Disposable kitchen grease filters reduce the need for both commercial grease filter and exhaust cleaning.
Shepherd Filters is now available all over Australia and across the Globe, including New Zealand, Asia-Pacific, UK, Europe and the Middle Eas