Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems

The heart of every restaurant or hotel is the kitchen, a major fire in this area is not only life-threatening, but can be a threat to the future of a business. With today’s high temperature cooking oils and the ever-increasing demands on cooking equipment, the threat of fire is greater than ever before. A Kitchen Fire Suppression System is an essential investment to insure your business against the threat of fire.

kitchen Fire Gas Suppression
The threat of fire in kitchens is constant.

Grease build-up in the exhaust hood is the cause of many kitchen fires and can be extremely hard to extinguish using traditional methods due to accessibility problems. Wet chemical fire suppression systems automatically detect and suppress a kitchen exhaust hood fire, whether it starts in one of the appliances or in the exhaust hood itself. The system can provide shutdown of gas supply to kitchen and signal to main fire panel if required.

PIRANHA Dual Agent — Kitchen Fire Suppression

The PIRANHA Dual Agent Restaurant Fire Suppression System employs the best firefighting attributes of two extinguishing agents: the fast flame knockdown and securing power of wet chemical and the fast cool-down capability of water. The system provides protection for settings such as casual and fine dining, fast food chains, culinary schools, sports complexes and stadiums, and four- and five-star lodging facilities.

The only agent-plus-water fire suppression hybrid on the market today, the PIRANHA System outperforms all conventional single-agent systems. The system attacks fire using the rapid flame knockdown and the securing capabilities of PRX Liquid Fire Suppressant. After that, water follows, quickly cooling the cooking media and further helping to prevent reflash. Learn More

What you should know about the new EN 16282–7 Standard for Kitchen Fire Protection

1. Performance-based fire testing with clear test protocols

ANSUL Restaurant Systems are third-party tested, certified to UL 300 and LPCB LPS1223 and VdS approved. More rigorous test protocols such as UL 300 include a two-minute pre-burn and splash test for fire tests versus more lenient testing that uses one-minute or no specific pre-burn.

2. Installed by certified service technicians

Each technician carries an ANSUL identification card as proof they have completed the required training and certification for design, installation, commissioning, recharge, servicing and maintenance of ANSUL Restaurant Systems and a logbook of service history (if available).

3. Consider the risks posed by all kitchen equipment and fire scenarios

ANSUL product testing covers most grease vapour producing appliance types as well as extraction ductwork.

4. If one appliance under a kitchen hood is protected, all appliances identified as a hazard under the same hood must be protected

ANSUL solutions protect multiple hazards through appliance-specific and overlapping system designs.

5. Visible identification that equipment complies with the standard

Locating an ANSUL logo is one easy way to confirm EN 16282-7 compliance because R-102 and PIRANHA Systems meet all the requirements.

6. Other important considerations

Systems should have automatic fuel or electric shut off, reliable detection suitable for the food service industry and a log book to track service and maintenance.

Watch the restaurant fire protection overview video

ANSUL Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems provide protection for settings such as casual and fine dining, fast food chains, culinary schools, sports complexes and stadiums, and four- and five-star lodging facilities.