Kitchen suppression systems are exposed to extremely harsh conditions and therefore require regular routine maintenance to keep them in fire ready condition. Australian Standard AS 3772 requires systems to be maintained to manufacturers guidelines. Most kitchen fire suppression systems require routine maintenance at 6 monthly intervals. Ensure your system gets maintained by accredited technicians. Torvac Solutions can provide competitively priced servicing for all brands of kitchen suppression systems. We can arrange servicing to minimise or eliminate kitchen downtime.
Torvac Solutions Technicians undertake product specific training in Kitchen Fire Suppression System Servicing and are authorised installers of ANSUL Kitchen Fire Suppression equipment.
As a guide, you should perform an inspection of your Kitchen Fire Suppression System at least monthly. Should you notice any irregularities, contact Torvac Solutions Service Team for assistance. Below is a list of features to check.
1. Never use corrosive cleaning solutions on the fusible links or cables. Check to make certain there is no corrosion to any of the detection system components. Certain high alkaline cleaners could cause corrosion.
2. Ensure that metal fusible links are replaced semi-annually. Deterioration of these links could cause the system to be actuated or to malfunction in case of a fire.
3. Make certain the releasing unit has not been tampered with, and that visual seals are not broken or missing.
4. Make certain the manual water shut-off valve(s) (not required on self-contained systems) is locked in the OPEN position.
5. At daily intervals, check for loose pipes and missing or grease covered nozzle caps. Make certain nozzle caps are in place over the ends of each nozzle. Temporarily remove cap, check to make certain it is not brittle, and snap back on nozzle.
Note: If caps are damaged or missing, contact Torvac Solutions for immediate replacement.
6. Check each metal blow-off cap and make certain the cap can be turned freely on the nozzle.
7. Periodically check your visual indicator on the releasing unit to make certain the system is cocked.
8. Have your system inspected by Torvac Solutions at a maximum of 6-month intervals and immediately after major hood and duct cleaning. Often, fusible links are wired shut during the cleaning process to prevent accidental activation. This will prevent the system from operating automatically. It’s also possible that your system might have been disconnected, damaged, or has accumulated excessive deposits of grease, causing your system to become inoperative.