ASTM F1704 - 12

    Standard Test Method for Capture and Containment Performance of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Ventilation Systems

    Active Standard ASTM F1704 | Developed by Subcommittee: F26.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.12


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    Significance and Use

    Threshold of Capture and ContainmentThis test method describes flow visualization techniques that are used to determine the threshold of capture and containment (C&C) for idle and specified heavy cooking conditions. The threshold of C&C can be used to estimate minimum flow rates for hood/appliance systems.

    Parametric StudiesThis test method also can be used to conduct parametric studies of alternative configurations of hoods, appliances, and replacement air systems. In general, these studies are conducted by holding constant all configuration and operational variables except the variable of interest. This test method, therefore, can be used to evaluate the following:

    The overall system performance with various appliances, while holding the hood and replacement air system characteristics constant.

    Entire hoods or characteristics of a single hood, such as end panels, can be varied with appliances and replacement air constant.

    Replacement air characteristics, such as make-up air location, direction, and volume, can be varied with constant appliance and hood variables.

    1. Scope

    1.1 Characterization of capture and containment performance of hood, appliance(s), and replacement air system during cooking and non-cooking conditions (idle):

    1.2 Parametric evaluation of operational or design variations in appliances, hoods, or replacement air configurations.

    1.3 The test method to determine heat gain to space from commercial kitchen ventilation/appliance systems has been re-designated as Test Method F2474.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1275 Test Method for Performance of Griddles

    F1361 Test Method for Performance of Open Deep Fat Fryers

    F1484 Test Methods for Performance of Steam Cookers

    F1496 Test Method for Performance of Convection Ovens

    F1521 Test Methods for Performance of Range Tops

    F1605 Test Method for Performance of Double-Sided Griddles

    F1639 Test Method for Performance of Combination Ovens

    F1695 Test Method for Performance of Underfired Broilers

    F1784 Test Method for Performance of a Pasta Cooker

    F1785 Test Method for Performance of Steam Kettles

    F1787 Test Method for Performance of Rotisserie Ovens

    F1817 Test Method for Performance of Conveyor Ovens

    F1964 Test Method for Performance of Pressure Fryers

    F1965 Test Method for Performance of Deck Ovens

    F1991 Test Method for Performance of Chinese (Wok) Ranges

    F2093 Test Method for Performance of Rack Ovens

    F2144 Test Method for Performance of Large Open Vat Fryers

    F2237 Test Method for Performance of Upright Overfired Broilers

    F2239 Test Method for Performance of Conveyor Broilers

    F2474 Test Method for Heat Gain to Space Performance of Commercial Kitchen Ventilation/Appliance Systems

    ASHRAE Standards

    ASHRAEGuideline2-198 Engineering Analysis of Experimental Data

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/ASHRAE51andANSI Laboratory Method of Testing Fans for Rating


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.140.30 (Ventilation and air-conditioning systems); 97.040.99 (Other kitchen equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F1704-12

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