Kick Kitchen Exhaust Fire Out with AOM Hood


How men first used fire is still largely unknown, but what we are more certain of is that prehistoric men discovered that cooked food was more delicious than its raw form. This made fire an integral part of our lives, but as Andrew Cohen puts it: It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.

The recent fires at Myanmar’s Mingalar Market and a shopping mall in Oderzo, Italy bring up the question of fire safety, again. As fire poses danger to shoppers and tenants while hurting pockets of investors, it makes a lot of sense that we delve deeper to ensure better fire safety.

Singapore is no stranger to kitchen exhaust fires, having experienced more than a handful over the last 2 years [Albert Centre, Lucky Plaza, Balmoral Plaza, 442 Jurong West Ave 1, 851 Jurong West Street 81, Rivervale Plaza, Whampoa Makan Place]. More can be done, and more should be done.

AOM Kitchen Hood on work

With fire safety as a top priority, Air & Odor Management (AOM) has developed a proprietary integrated hood, named AOM Hood, to eliminate fires stemming from cooking processes and mitigate environmental pollution from kitchen exhaust systems to a minimum.

In the AOM Hood, stainless steel honeycomb filters act as pre-filters and a flame barrier, thus eliminating fire risks stemming from cooking processes. See the conducted fire test here:

 The attained AS1668.2 and AS1530.1 certifications further testify its superiority.

AOM Kitchen Hood Cross Section in La Boca

Coupled with AOM’s SCRUBBOX kitchen exhaust electrostatic air cleaner and Ozone Generator, particulate and grease removal efficiency is at an astounding 98% (beat that!). This significantly reduces the grease build-up in exhaust ducts (further mitigating fire risks), and keeps environmental pollution and public odour nuisance to a minimum. Moreover, AOM Hood reduces your extraction airflow by up to 40% – making the entire kitchen exhaust system more energy-efficient. McDonald’s, KFC, Hungry Jack’s, amongst many others, have benefited from such fire safety enhancement, pollution mitigation, and reduced power consumption.

Reach out to us to find out more about how we can eliminate the fire risks in your F&B establishments today!