Pre-fabricated Grease Duct Keeps Restaurant Construction on Fast Track (Grease Duct Case Study)

Date: Aug 17, 2018

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Katy Elsey



Pre-fabricated Grease Duct Keeps Restaurant Construction on Fast Track


Security Chimneys’ Zero Clearance Grease Duct at Basic Burger, Arlington, Virginia has been met with rave reviews


DETROIT, Mich., August 17, 2018 – Restaurant construction can be challenging and typically involves managing risk, expenses and installation time.  These challenges led DuraVent, leaders in innovation of commercial and residential venting systems, to the company’s latest design.  The Zero Clearance Grease Duct has become the industry’s choice for new and renovation restaurant construction and is tested per UL-1978 and UL-2221 standards and therefore does not require additional wrap to achieve its 2-hour fire rating.  The Zero Clearance Grease Duct was recently selected by Basic Burger located in Arlington, Virginia and is the focus of a newly-released case study from DuraVent and Security Chimneys. 


“Here is a product you don’t have to wrap to get your fire rating,” said Eric Willie of Sam DeSanto Col, Security Chimneys’ representative in Virginia.


The double-wall stainless steel round duct ships pre-insulated with three inches of AES wool insulation.  Self-centering flue extension significantly simplifies and accelerates the installation process.


“This project is a testament to the fast learning curve that is associated with Security Chimneys’ Zero Clearance product.  Installers quickly see the benefits of factory-built duct over field-welded systems,” said Willie.


Available at, the Basic Burger case study highlights the benefits of factory-built, UL-listed grease duct and is a perfect example of how design build teams, owners/developers, and authorities having jurisdiction can come together to resolve problems that might otherwise bring construction projects to a screeching halt.


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Scientifically proven materials and unequaled engineering make DuraVent products not only the best and safest choice, but the only choice for professional quality venting solutions. DuraVent is committed to continuing this trend by providing the industry with cutting-edge products and refinements to existing products that not only meet the demands of today’s market but go beyond it.


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