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Commercial Hood System & Fire Suppression
A commercial kitchen hood system is a key purchase for any commercial food service establishment. Not having the proper commercial hood system and fire suppression system can not only cost your business valuable income, but also create an unsafe environment for you, your employees and your customers.
Hazards In A Restaurant
Restaurants are a hazardous environment that is unique and different from any other type of location. Most restaurants have a need to cook food quickly and get it out to paying customers who are waiting to eat. Restaurants often have cooks or chefs, waiters, and other employees that are sharing a sometimes small area. In addition, many restaurant kitchens have fryers which are designed to cook French fries and other food at very high temperatures. Almost all restaurants use some sort of grease, cooking oil, or animal fat in the cooking process.
Restaurant Fire Suppression System
All commercial restaurants need a restaurant fire suppression system installed in the range hood. Newer restaurant fire suppression systems contain a liquid which will spray on the fire and cooking surface if the temperature of a fire reaches a certain temperature.
System Activation Temperature
The normal temperature at which the restaurant fire suppression system activates is at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. But, some restaurant fire suppression systems may activate at varying degrees. For example restaurants that use a wood or some other form of solid fuel in the cooking process (a char grill) may use fusible links in the restaurant fire suppression system that activate at 500 degrees. Only a professional fire protection company can make this determination based on many factors.
K-Class Fire Extinguisher
In addition to the restaurant fire suppression system contained in the range hood, restaurants are also required to have at least one k-class type fire extinguisher located within 30 feet of the cooking appliances.
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