Commercial kitchens pose one of the greatest risks for fires. Your restaurant is full of industrial, high-heat equipment that often comes into contact with cooking oils and grease, all of which present a significant fire hazard. Protecting your kitchen staff and the equipment within your kitchen is paramount, but can be tricky. Fire extinguishers are cumbersome and not conducive to the cooking environment, and water only makes grease fires worse. This is why your restaurant fire suppression system is so important.
A restaurant fire protection system provides the safe, efficient solution your kitchen needs to quickly extinguish any fire hazard, directly at the source of most kitchen fires — the cooking surface.
If you’re new to the restaurant industry, or if you’re looking for a new commercial kitchen fire suppression system, this basic guide to commercial kitchen fire suppression systems will help you learn how restaurant fire suppression systems work and how you maintain them.
This 3 part article provides information that will help the reader better understand The Basics Of Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems:
- The Basic Components of a Restaurant Fire Suppression System
- How Does A Restaurant Fire Suppression System Work
- Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems with Manual Pull Station
- When Does a Kitchen Need a Restaurant Fire Suppression System
- How Do I Maintain My Kitchen’s Restaurant Fire Suppression System
- How often should I clean my kitchen hood
Part 1 addressed The Basic Components of a Restaurant Fire Suppression System and How Does A Restaurant Fire Suppression System Work. Part 2 addresses Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems with Manual Pull Station and When Does a Kitchen Need a Restaurant Fire Suppression System. Part 3 will address How Do I Maintain My Kitchen’s Restaurant Fire Suppression System and How often should I clean my kitchen hood.
Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems with Manual Pull Station
Today’s restaurant fire suppression systems actuate automatically. While there are a number of types of systems, most are automatically tripped when they sense heat over a certain accepted temperature. While automatic actuation is necessary, it’s also important to understand there is also a manual pull station as well.
Why is manual actuation necessary? Kitchen fires, especially grease fires, are unpredictable and can spread quickly. If a sprinkler system is present in your commercial kitchen but isn’t immediately activated, the nozzle system might not turn on until the fire has begun to spread beyond the cooking surface. To prevent this spread, a manual activation option enables an operator to turn on the suppression system, killing the flames quickly. It’s another level of protection that ensures you’re keeping your kitchen as safe as possible.
When Does a Kitchen Need a Restaurant Fire Suppression System?
A restaurant fire suppression system is necessary for any type 1 hood commercial kitchen, from a traditional sit-down restaurant to a hospital kitchen, or even a seasonal kitchen at an event stadium. Kitchen fires are fast, and can easily burn out of control, which is why any commercial kitchen with a cooking surface should have a system in place to control and suppress the fire.
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