Kitchen Suppression

There’s no place more likely to have a fire than a restaurant kitchen. Today’s commercial kitchen equipment operates at higher temperatures and with greater heat retention than ever before. Since you cannot put out a kitchen fire with water, the only way to protect a restaurant kitchen is with a fire suppression system over the cooking equipment. Academy Fire has the experience to service and maintain your kitchen suppression system to keep it operating safely. Whether you operate a fast food or restaurant chain, we have the service program to fit your needs.

You can rely on Academy Fire to inspect, service, and certify your existing fire system. Your semi-annual inspection required by most insurance companies and local authorities can be combined with the cleaning of your exhaust system.

Benefits

Benefits

At Academy Fire you can Expect:

  • Semi-annual maintenance programs
  • Distribution of all brands, including Ansul, Amerex, Pyrochem, Kidde, and RangeGuard
  • Emergency service 24/7, 365 days a year
  • UL 300 upgrades

Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance Schedule

Every 6 Months

  • Service inspection required
  • Pipe blowout (NFPA required)

Every 12 Years

  • 12-year Hydrostatic Test depending on manufacturer*

*Some containers require different time frames for testing

Inspection Process

Inspection Process

Kitchen Fire Suppression inspections include:

  • A diagnostic of the system to determine whether it is in service and in satisfactory condition in accordance with NFPA standards
  • Identification of potentially detrimental site conditions that could compromise the performance of mechanical and/or electronic components of the system
  • Testing of remote pulls and the manual release of the system
  • Performance of an automatic trip test to verify mechanical operation of the system
  • Verification of gas and electric shut-off functionality
  • Replacement of fusible links where required
  • Check of system components for cleanliness
  • Restoration and reset of the system to normal operation and installation of new tamper prevention devices
  • Inspection of the suppression agent cylinder
  • Verification that the last hydrostatic test date is within code requirements
  • Verification of cylinder/cartridge pressure, agent weight, and condition
  • Inspection and verification of piping/bracing to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Inspection of all nozzles and verification that they are properly aimed, free from blockage, and have the proper blow-off caps intact
  • Verification that the Owner’s Manual is available on site
  • Verification that a proper, portable fire extinguisher is available in an easily seen and accessible location
  • Inquiry on general occupancy relating to the kitchen fire suppression system in accordance with NFPA standards
  • Inspection for any changes in the hazard area which may affect performance and reliability of the fire suppression system
  • Tagging of devices as required and performing all required record keeping
  • Compiling of a complete report of the inspection, explanation of any deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective actions in accordance with recognized codes for care and maintenance
  • Familiarizing you with the proper operation of equipment
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