Restaurant Fire Suppression System – Nozzle Configuration Code

As a restaurant grows and expands, the kitchen grows too. Suddenly, the fryers aren’t big enough, and more cooking gadgets are needed. So, the restaurant buys new equipment and starts using it. The problem is, if your existing fire protection system isn’t designed for it or can’t handle the new equipment, you’re left with little or no protection.

When you change your kitchen gadgets, you’re also changing how well your fire protection system works. Each company that makes these gadgets has specific rules for keeping them safe from fires. For instance, a char broiler needs more protection than a griddle.

Before using any new kitchen gear, have a licensed Fire Suppression Company check and adjust your fire protection system. This not only ensures the system works right but also helps you understand the cost of the changes before deciding.

Now, let’s talk about NFPA Wet Chemical Systems. These are codes that guide how fire protection systems using wet chemicals, like those in commercial kitchens, should be designed, installed, and maintained. Here are five important codes:

  1. NFPA 17A: Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems This code provides the requirements for the design, installation, and maintenance of wet chemical fire suppression systems in commercial kitchens.
  2. NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations NFPA 96 sets the guidelines for the proper installation and maintenance of ventilation systems, which are crucial components of a comprehensive fire protection plan.
  3. NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers Although not specific to wet chemical systems, NFPA 10 is important for understanding general fire safety measures, including the use of portable fire extinguishers.
  4. NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems While mainly focusing on sprinkler systems, NFPA 13 can offer insights into overall fire protection strategies in commercial settings.
  5. NFPA 17: Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems This code covers dry chemical extinguishing systems, providing additional insights into alternative fire suppression methods.

For any questions or changes to your kitchen equipment, contact Boss Fire Protection at 972-704-1821.