This unfortunately causes many restaurants to not even try to recover any energy from their kitchens at all, and even if a traditional recovery battery has been installed, restaurants are typically forced to bypass that system as it has stopped working.
So, what makes us different?
Why can a Lepido recover energy where traditional systems fail? Because Lepido is a heavy-duty unit that uses a patented geometry of recovery coils instead of fins. It’s also larger in size compared to a traditional heat exchanger as the space between the coils is much larger than between fins. The result is a unique airflow pattern where most of the particles can pass through the heat exchanger instead of sticking to the coils. This slows down the build-up and keeps the air pressure drop to a minimum, even if some coating has occurred. Lepido is coil-based one hundred percent counter-current and with multiple fluid patterns, and even though it allows particles to pass through, it still has the same heat transmission element surface area as a traditional heat exchanger.
The minimum of build-up also means it has no need for any additional service, on the contrary it is a very low maintenance unit, making energy recovery not only possible but also profitable.