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Industry bodies tackle fire suppression fears affecting commercial kitchen builds

Industry bodies tackle fire suppression fears affecting commercial kitchen builds

Ceda have announced the launch of their latest catering equipment industry technical document, titled ‘Interface between fire-fighting systems and other systems in commercial kitchens’, which is jointly published by the Fire Industry Association (FIA). The document is intended to offer guidance to suppliers of catering equipment who are often required to provide fire protection systems and

OPINION: New fire protection standard will bridge the knowledge gap impeding commercial kitchens

A new standard due to be fully implemented by the end of January will have long-term implications for the way that operators are obliged to protect their kitchens from the risk of fire, writes Chris Prideaux at ANSUL Restaurant Systems, Europe and Africa. Fire poses a significant risk to commercial kitchens, particularly in restaurant and hotel environments. As


SPECIAL REPORT: How touchscreen technology is keeping kitchens safe from the threat of fire

Touchscreen technology is a common sight on catering equipment appliances, and it’s now extending itself to fire suppression solutions. FEJ explores how the next generation of control panels can make kitchens even safer. A fire in a commercial kitchen is something that no operator wants to think too deeply about, but ensuring all safety precautions

Nobel revamps fire suppression control panels for kitchens

Fire system company Nobel says a new literature download is now available for its new high-tech control panels. Nobel claims the Avantis range of next-generation touch screen fire suppression control panels offer innovative levels of intelligence, interaction and user-friendly programmability. The panels are purposely designed to integrate seamlessly into both new and existing installations across

OPINION: Staying ahead of the curve to keep kitchens protected

It’s only just beginning to dawn on the industry that aesthetics of a fire suppression system are a critical factor, writes Ian Bartle, managing director at Nobel Fire Systems. Over the past couple of years, I’ve read a number of articles in the trade press referencing the fact that as commercial kitchens become more open

OPINION: Are you giving your kitchen the protection it deserves?

Kitchens are the nerve centre of any chain restaurant operation, but they are also notoriously hazardous environments. Specifying a reliable and flexible restaurant fire suppression must be a priority for operators, writes Jan Waldow of Tyco Fire Protection Products. Commercial kitchens are highly susceptible fire risk areas, and incidents in such environments can incur serious

EXCLUSIVE: Amerex maps out UK distribution strategy for new flagship fire suppression system

Amerex has appointed FSE and Flamefast as the UK distributors of its new Cobra fire suppression system, FEJ has learned. The company has also named Britannia Ventilation as an OEM partner for the product as it begins to push the system out into market. Cobra claims to be the first commercial kitchen fire suppression system

Insurers sticking with the easy option, claims fire suppression specialist

While the restaurant market has historically relied upon wet chemical fire suppression systems for kitchen protection, the emergence of watermist systems has added fresh impetus to the sector. But it still remains a challenge for resellers of these systems to get their product installed, even with LPS 1223 approval, according to one supplier specialising in

First foray into commercial kitchen market for fire specialist

West Midlands-based Jactone, which has more than 35 years’ experience in the fire protection industry, is entering the kitchen fire suppression market for the first time with a system called PAFSS KitchenGuard, which it claims uses a novel method to respond to fires. Instead of the traditional mechanical actuation, KitchenGuard works through pressurised detection tubing

Theatre kitchens prompt fire suppression rethink

A growing increase in theatre-style kitchens has led a leading fire suppression systems vendor to redesign the equipment it offers for putting out blazes. Tyco Fire Protection Products has updated its Ansul Piranha systems so that agent discharge nozzles can be installed at increased heights up to 84 inches (2133mm) from the top of the hazard