Like any safety feature, automatic fire suppression systems can’t protect you unless you maintain them properly. At Flue Steam, we can help you select and install an automatic fire suppression system, as well as provide regular scheduled maintenance to keep your system in perfect working order.
Here’s how the automatic fire suppression system works. A temperature sensor triggers the system when the air inside the hood of your exhaust system reaches a certain preset temperature. Most systems are designed to activate at 450 degrees. Then the system releases an extinguishing agent to douse any flames on your appliances and in the plenum. At the same time, it also triggers an automatic shut-off valve for your gas supply, further reducing the chance of disaster. Though the automatic nature of the system is its main selling point, systems are also equipped with a manual pull trigger as well.
Ideally, you will never need your automatic fire suppression system. But if you’ve ever worked in a commercial kitchen you know that the unexpected can happen and it’s always best to be prepared. In fact, you are actually required by law to be prepared, as the use of automatic fire suppression systems is mandated by code for commercial kitchens.
We can help make sure your system complies with all relevant codes, including the UL 300 standard. Our licensed technicians can provide the inspections and maintenance that are required by law every six months.