It has been described as “Europe’s leading on-demand energy saving control”, Cheetah is a high-impact smart technology for a busy hotel kitchen. Hotel Designs explores…
The Cheetah system by Quintex has been saving energy and making a huge impact in hotels across Europe for more than 15 years – Claridges in London reported a reduction of 30 per cent in its kitchen ventilation energy costs after installing it.
The technology not only boasts financial savings (thousands per annum) but dramatically reduces a properties carbon footprint and improves the kitchen environment by reducing noise levels.
Cheetah is designed and manufactured in the UK and takes great pride on its robust ‘best of breed’ sensor technology and ‘proof in the pudding’ energy saving credentials.
What it does
Extract and supply fans in commercial properties are two of the biggest energy consumers in commercial kitchens and Cheetah offers one of the only proven technologies to effectively reduce their consumption while still offering the necessary level of performance.
Cheetah takes full control of the extract and supply fans in the kitchen and sensitively modulates them in relation to cooking activity; the higher the heat, smoke, or steam level the faster the fans will run and vice versa. Thus, meaning during periods of inactivity on the cookline the fans speeds will lower, reducing energy waste and therefore monetary waste. This is called demand-controlled ventilation (DCV).
How the technology works
After more than a decade of engineering and more than 8,000 systems in action worldwide, Cheetah were the first in Europe to patent the high-end optic and sensor components. This give the very best identification of variables in the canopy such as, steam, smoke, gases, and precise temperature changes to command the fans to act accordingly within seconds.
One of the systems unique selling points is its ability to remotely dial into the system to identify how it is performing and give energy savings data without the need for personnel to visit the site.
Is Cheetah suitable for your kitchen?
The beauty of Cheetah is that it is versatile in many ways. The system can be fitted into already existing kitchens that could even be decades old but can also be integrated with state-of-the-art HVAC designs in new build projects, the options are endless.
The manufacturer Quintex Systems offer a free site survey as part as the initial process. One of their qualified and knowledgeable HVAC engineers would attend site to carry out a full 360-degree report on the safety, suitability, and savings opportunity in that particular property.
In the last three months, Quintex Systems have made it even easier to purchase and implement the system, offering clients their Q Finance option. This allows new and existing business to explore the option of a financing deal to spread the overall cost and lower the initial capital outlay.
Cheetah has saved clients like Hilton, IHG, Radisson, and Marriott thousands of kilowatts and therefore thousands of pounds while also reducing their carbon footprint to achieve their sustainability goals. Will you be the next to make the step forward to a carbon neutral world?
Main image credit: Quintex