Virofest 2023 was an outstanding success bringing together everyone Viro from across the country for our first ever company wide conference and trainees seminars. Richard Flint was our keynote speaker and he brought the house down with his wisdom and profound insight into human behavior. In addition to Richard, there were training programs for inspections, proper picture protocols, deficiency reporting, fan repair and rebuilding, equipment maintenance, hood setups, safety, insurance, etc. I want to personally thank our outstanding staff for all of their efforts to make the conference even better than any of us could have imagined. The teams enjoyed food from Scott Jamama's BBQ for lunch, and Taco Taxi Food Truck visited for dinner, and the famous wood fired pizza from Red Wagon Pizza Truck and Trailer on Friday.
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Friday, July 7, 2023
Accomplishing the impossible once again! Other KEC vendors and mechanic contractors recommended replacing the plugged grease duct. Instead the FM turned to VIRO!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Oregon Fire Marshal’s Association
November 2, 2022 08:15-16:30
Course – Detailed overview of grease exhaust system design, construction, maintenance and inspections along with recommendations and inspection training. Presented by Don Pfleiderer CECS, CESI
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem OR 97317
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
With the newer direct drive fans on grease exhaust systems that do not have belts to service, many technicians are not checking inside the motor housings. That is a mistake as the open style motors can plug up and overheat. That can lead to numerous other issues and possible a grease exhaust fire. We do not recommend using open style motors on grease exhaust fans. Always choose an enclosed motor (TEFC) and where possible, move the VFD's (controls) away from the fan and inside the building. This keeps them away from the weather. See picture of a plugged up fan motor that overheated.