Do you have a restaurant fire suppression system that needs an upgrade? New standards mean that many of these systems should be upgraded in order to handle vegetable oils more efficiently. Because fire suppression systems are complex and costly mechanisms, remember to have them cleaned and maintained by professional technicians on a regular basis. Just like any kitchen machine, fire suppression components should be tested frequently to ensure that they’re working well.
To be certain that your system is being maintained properly, consult with a company that specializes in fire safety. These professionals can inspect and service your system to ensure that danger from grease fires is minimized and employees can work in greater safety.
In addition, have fire safety experts check that your restaurant’s other fire safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and alarms, are working well. Fire can be devastating. Keep your restaurant safe!
Restaurant Fire Suppression
decades, most cooking was done with animal fat. Many restaurant fire
suppression systems were designed with this in mind, using saponification to
extinguish grease fires. However, in recent years health concerns regarding
animal fats have led many restaurants to switch to vegetable oils for cooking.
Because vegetable oils cook at higher temperatures, fires are hotter. In
addition, vegetable oils contain fewer fatty acids, so the effects of
saponification are reduced.
Upgrade Your System
You may need to
upgrade your fire suppression system to make sure that it is working
efficiently with vegetable oils and with newer appliances. If you’re unsure
whether or not your system should be upgraded, check with a company that
specializes in fire safety. A safe kitchen is a happy kitchen.