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Who are Trent Controls?
Trent Controls are control system integrators for heating, ventilation & gas safety. We design, manufacture and deliver products and systems that maximise safety, reliance and energy efficiency
What is a controls system integrator?
A controls system integrator works across multiple disciplines to ensure that safety, efficiency and user control are all combined in accordance with the regulations, best practice and good design principles. Using a systems integrator improves safety and quality whilst minimising risk to a project and maximising profit.
How long have Trent been established?
Trent were established by founders Mark and Lesley Eyres back in the late 1990s. Trent Control Panels Ltd was incorporated in 2001 to expand the product division.
Did Trent invent current monitoring?
Trent were the first company to identify current monitoring as a more reliable and accurate form of monitoring airflow in commercial kitchens. Our company's founders Mark & Lesley Eyers worked tirelessly to update the regulations and create a better, safer working environment.
What is a gas ventilation interlock?
A gas ventilation interlock is a device that ensures sufficient airflow in accordance with the gas safety requirments
How does a gas interlock / gas ventilation interlock work?
A sensor monitors the fans to check that they are working correctly – it then allows gas to be supplied to appliances
Why do we need a gas interlock?
All new commercial kitchens must comply with BS6173:2020, Where gas appliances are fitted these must be installed in accordance with IGEM/UP/19:2022.
What is current monitoring?
Current monitoring measures the electrical current drawn by the fan motor as a way of determining that the fans are working correctly.
What is gas pressure proving?
Gas pressure proving, also referred to as a pipework integrity test, is the process of checking for leaks on the system, possibly from an open appliance tap, before allowing gas.
Do I need gas proving / gas pressure proving?
You will need a gas proving system if any of your appliances do not have flame failure fitted. As it checks the whole of the installation, not just the burners, it is a good idea anyway.
What is a flame failure device?
A device fitted to a gas appliance burner that will turn off the gas to a burner if the flame goes out.
What commercial kitchen regulations should I be aware of?
Catering sheet no 9
Catering sheet no 10
Catering sheet no 23
What is CO2 monitoring / carbon dioxide monitoring?
A CO2 sensor is fitted within the room. When a high level of CO2 is found, the controller can alarm to warn people to open windows and turn up the fans to increase the ventilation. If a CaterSense controller is fitted, the controller can increase the speed of the fans to ventilate the area. After a set time (eg 5 minutes), if the level is still too high, the gas solenoid valve will be shut off.
What is a demand system (DCKV)?
A demand system adjusts the ventilation flowrate based on the cooking load.
What is a temperature based demand system?
Temperature based demand systems use wall mounted and duct temperature sensors as a robust way to monitoring cooking load.