Solving your Suppression System Problems
Suppression systems are crucial to prevent personal injury and property loss by quickly stopping a fire before it spreads. They can be especially crucial in kitchen areas. There are significant hazards in these situations; the close proximity of numerous high-burning vegetable oils and slow-cooling appliances make for a perfect storm of fire hazards in a kitchen, as obviously there are numerous flammable hazards in most hood, duct, and appliance areas; even a self-enclosed unit may not seem to have as many hazards, but there is a significant risk of electrical fires.
KLR Fire & Security can help you install and maintain fire suppression systems for any of these areas. We keep in mind the following guidelines when choosing and implementing your suppression system to protect against those risks:
- NFPA 96 and 17A require Hood Fire Suppression systems in all Commercial cooking applications
- Type Needed: UL300 Standard Wet Chemical
- Emergency Service provided: 24/7
- Maintenance/Inspections (semi –annual for NFPA 17 & 17A systems, annual for NFPA 2001)
- Check with the local AHJ, as some suppression system must be monitored for fire department dispatch upon activation
To meet your fire suppression system needs, we work with Buckeye Fire Equipment, who sells the Kitchen Mister fire system. This product uses misting technology to quickly extinguish kitchen fires, and has one of the simplest system designs around to reduce installation and design errors–it comes in models BFR-5, BFR-10, BFR-15, and BFR-20, where the numbers represent the number of flow points. There is also a UL approved shielded cable interface available for installation where any standard conduit application would be used. Each size of system uses 5 nozzle types which has a color code band for easy identification.
Our engineering expertise aids us in helping you with kitchen fire protection systems as well as other suppression systems. We are able to survey your building to generate up-to-date measurements, and use CAD to place where these fire protection systems should be within your building.