Depending on the particular type of venue, business or industry, various types of fire suppression systems are being used today. Those systems help preventing personal injury and equipment damage from fires in many commercial venues all across the country.
Not all fire suppression systems are equally suitable for all businesses or venues since those can often have very specific requirements, depending on the circumstances. For instance, a fire suppression system that is water based or where the chemicals used for fire suppression would lead to corrosion would be entirely unsuitable for commercial settings that contain expensive electronic equipment that must be preserved. Server rooms, offices with electronic equipment but also locations such as libraries normally make use of fire suppression systems that won’t damage property and valuable interior.
For commercial kitchens, the Ansul R-101 fire suppression system is the most widely used fire suppression system today. It has proven effective in the prevention and suppression of fires that can often originate in kitchens. Today, it can be found in restaurants, hotels, bars, hospitals and many other venues with commercial kitchens.
The Ansul fire suppression system was created and designed to accommodate the unique conditions that are prevalent in today’s commercial kitchens: Deep fryers, grills, stoves or broilers pose a constant fire hazard that is more challenging when compared to other settings where fire hazards could exist. In commercial kitchens, fire suppressions must not only quickly extinguish fires; it must also cool liquids such as hot oils along with cooking equipment in the shortest time possible to prevent re-flash. In addition to the quick detection and elimination of fires in commercial kitchens, vapors must get under control quickly and restaurant downtime due to a fire must be kept at a minimum.
The specific conditions in commercial kitchens are already challenging when it comes to the effective detection and suppression of fires, but there are also specific requirements for the extinguishing agents used: They must be cooking equipment friendly and can leave no harmful or toxic residue.
For commercial settings and venues such as restaurants or hospitals where the kitchen plays an integral role it is crucial that in the eventuality of a fire and after the fire quickly is under control there won’t be any lengthy clean-up time required due to extinguishing agent residue. The Ansul system excels in that regard since its extinguishing agent is self-dissolving, greatly reducing clean-up times and thus downtime for the business. Financial losses due to a fire are thus kept a minimum.
Two Types of The Ansul R-102 Fire Suppressions System Are Available
The Ansul fire suppression system is available in two types that are “appliance specific” and “overlapping”. The appliance-specific design aims the nozzles at the specific hazard areas of each appliance. With the overlapping design, the nozzles are arranged to overlap and provide a “fire-free zone” throughout a group of appliances. This allows flexibility in how the system can be integrated depending on the specifics of a particular venue.
With its quick fire detection and suppression and its superior rate of cooling for commercial kitchen equipment that can be 30x faster as compared to other systems, the Ansul R-102 is the best and most reliable fire suppression system available for commercial kitchens today. It is very popular and businesses worldwide rely on it for their safe every-day operations. Venues from restaurants to fast food chains everywhere are taking advantage of its numerous advantages: Minimal loss due to quick fire detection and suppression along with minimal downtime for the business.
If you are the owner of a venue where the kitchen has an integral role, fire suppression should be one of your main concerns. With the Ansul R-102 you will get the industry’s best fire suppression system. It is an investment that will quickly pay off.