Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems
In commercial cooking operations, wet chemical fire suppression systems have a proven record in helping to suppress cooking fires — but only when properly installed and maintained. At Gordon Fire Equipment, we utilize the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards 17A — Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems and NFPA 96, Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations as well as manufacturer’s manuals — as a guide for establishing the scope of service needed to ensure that your system is properly inspected, maintained, recharged and tested.
Commercial Kitchen Wet Chemical Fire Suppression Systems
These systems are installed in grease hoods to protect the hood, duct, and the specific cooking appliances underneath. If a fire occurs, the fusible links will melt and activate the system. A fine spray of wet chemical will be discharged from the nozzles to interrupt the fire tetrahedron, the fuel source to all cooking equipment will be shut down, and if present, the fire alarm will be activated.
These are normal-looking residential hood with a built-in automatic fire suppression system to protect residential grade ranges. These may be code approved for residential settings where individuals are cooking for themselves such as in college dormitories or residential care facilities.
Kitchen fire suppression system service is due every six months or more often in some conditions. We will contact you to schedule this service at a time that is convenient to you and when there is no cooking taking place. The service includes testing of all the mechanical functions of the system components in a simulation of a fire condition. We test automatic and manual activation and replace the fusible links and any other parts required by the manufacturer. We check that the nozzles are not plugged by grease and that the nozzle covers are in place. Once a year we test the integrity of the piping and ensure no obstructions to chemical flow. Our technicians are experienced and certified for this work.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to do in case of a fire?
Evacuate yourself and others. If the fire suppression system has not activated yet, pull the manual pull station on the way out. Call 911. If safe to do so, stand by with the K rated wet chemical fire extinguisher.
What to do if I have a fire?
We provide 24 hour emergency service to our customers. Please call us as soon as possible to let us know about your incident so that we can respond promptly. Clean everything with mild soapy water and rinse well. Once on site, it generally takes us 1-2 hours to get the system recharged.
What should I do on a monthly basis?
See your owner’s guide for the system and refer to NFPA 17A, section 7.2