Kitchen Fire Suppression

Product Group | Kitchen Fire Suppression

The Buckeye Kitchen Mister system is a UL-300 approved and CE marked pre-engineered wet chemical kitchen fire suppression system. Because of the simple design, the system is quickly and easily installed as well maintained. True innovation in the design of this kitchen fire suppression system is the possibility to eliminate all conduit inside the hood, not having to install multiple detection brackets and conduit inside the hood at all. Being the only one on the market, Buckeye Fire Suppression offers the possibility to use shielded cable for the detection line, which saves a lot on installation time and additional component cost.

This Buckeye kitchen fire suppression system is appliance specific and has the best coverage in the industry with e.g. a coverage of 3.700 mm linear length of plenum for a one flow point nozzle, a coverage of 610 x 510 mm for a deep fat fryer with just one two flow point nozzle. The color-coded nozzles are easy to identify during installation. The use of Mapress type compressed fittings is approved by the manufacturer, which offers you another saving on installation time.

Buckeye Kitchen Mister

  • Simple and modular system design
  • Shielded cable eliminates conduit and corner pulleys
  • Color-coded nozzles for easy identification
  • Unlimited system configurations
  • Installs quickly and easily
  • Best coverage in the kitchen fire suppression industry
  • Worldwide distribution with local support
  • Online & face to face training

System approvals and certification:

  • UL-300 / ULC listed cooking area fire suppression system
  • Complies with NFPA-17A and NFPA-96
  • LPS-1223 approved
  • CE marked and PED approved
  • ANPI NTN 113 approved
  • Complies with European Standard EN 17446 (enforced as of February ’22) and also complies with EN 16282-7

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Yes, there are automatic kitchen fire suppression systems specifically designed to extinguish fires that occur in commercial kitchens. These systems are commonly referred to as kitchen hood fire suppression systems or kitchen fire suppression systems. They are specifically designed to protect cooking appliances, such as stoves, grills, deep fryers, and ranges, from fire hazards.

Kitchen fire suppression systems typically consist of the following components:

  1. Fire Suppression Agent: The system utilizes a specialized fire suppression agent, often a wet chemical F/K class potassium based agent, that is effective in extinguishing fires involving cooking oils and grease. The agent is stored in pressurized containers or tanks and is released when the system is activated.
  2. Detection System: The system is equipped with fire detection devices located in the kitchen hood or near cooking appliances. These devices are designed to sense heat or the presence of flames and trigger the fire suppression process.
  3. Nozzles and Distribution Network: The system includes a network of strategically placed nozzles that distribute the fire suppression agent evenly over the cooking appliances, inside the hood and exhaust duct. The nozzles are designed to provide a fine mist or spray to effectively suppress the fire.
  4. Control Panel: A control panel serves as the central component of the system, monitoring the fire detection devices and coordinating the activation of the fire suppression agent. The control panel typically includes alarms, manual activation switches, and indicators for system status.
  5. Activation and Shutdown Mechanisms: The system is designed to automatically activate when a fire is detected. It can also include mechanisms to shut off gas or electricity supply to the cooking appliances to prevent further fueling of the fire.
  6. Manual Activation Capability: Kitchen fire suppression systems often provide manual activation capability, allowing personnel to manually activate the system in case of a fire emergency.

Kitchen fire suppression systems are commonly used in commercial kitchens, including restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, and other food service establishments. They provide rapid and effective fire suppression, minimizing the risk of fire spread and reducing potential damage to property and risk to personnel. These systems are specifically designed to address the unique fire hazards associated with cooking appliances and the presence of flammable cooking oils and grease.

An automatic kitchen fire suppression system is designed to detect and extinguish fires that occur in commercial kitchens. Here’s a general overview of how an automatic kitchen fire suppression system typically works:

  1. Fire Detection: The system incorporates fire detection devices, such as heat sensors or fusible link detectors, strategically placed in the kitchen hood or near cooking appliances. These devices continuously monitor the area for signs of fire, such as high temperatures or the presence of flames.
  2. Activation: When a fire is detected, the fire detection devices send a signal to the system’s control panel, indicating the presence of a fire. The control panel initiates the fire suppression process, activating the system.
  3. Fire Suppression Agent Discharge: The system utilizes a specialized fire suppression agent, often a wet chemical F/K class potassium based agent specifically designed for extinguishing fires involving cooking oils and grease. The agent is stored in pressurized containers or tanks, typically located near the cooking area.
  4. Nozzle Activation: Upon system activation, the control panel sends a signal to the nozzles installed in the kitchen hood, duct and above the cooking appliances.
  5. Agent Distribution: The nozzles release the fire suppression agent, which is distributed as a fine mist or spray. The agent covers the cooking appliances and the surrounding area, effectively suppressing the fire and preventing its spread by means of saponification.
  6. Gas and Electrical Shutdown (Optional): Kitchen fire suppression systems have the capability to shut off the gas supply and electricity to the cooking appliances. This additional safety measure helps prevent further fueling of the fire.
  7. Alarm and Notification: When the automatic fire suppression system is activated, it may trigger audible and visual alarms to alert occupants of the premises to evacuate. The alarms may include sirens, strobe lights, or other alerting mechanisms. Additionally, the system may transmit a signal to a central monitoring station or directly notify the local fire department.
  8. Manual Activation: Kitchen fire suppression systems have manual activation capability, allowing personnel to manually activate the system in case of a fire emergency. Manual activation switches are typically located in accessible areas near the cooking appliances or in easily identifiable locations.
  9. Post-Fire Actions: After the fire has been suppressed, the system may have features for system reset, cleanup, and maintenance. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines for post-fire procedures and system maintenance.

Automatic kitchen fire suppression systems are specifically designed to provide rapid and effective fire suppression in commercial kitchens, minimizing the risk of fire spread, property damage, and potential harm to personnel. They are a critical component of kitchen safety systems, helping to protect occupants, prevent fires from escalating, and facilitate the safe evacuation of the premises if needed.

Several types of kitchen fire suppression systems exist, each designed to provide effective fire suppression in commercial kitchens. Here are some commonly used kitchen fire suppression systems:

  1. Wet Chemical Systems: Wet chemical fire suppression systems are specifically designed for suppressing fires involving cooking oils and grease. They utilize a specialized wet chemical F/K class potassium based agent that cools and suppresses the fire while creating a ‘foam’ blanket, through saponification, to prevent re-ignition. These systems are commonly used in commercial kitchens, such as restaurants, where deep fryers and cooking appliances with grease-laden surfaces are present.
  2. Pre-Engineered Systems: Pre-engineered kitchen fire suppression systems are pre-designed systems that come as complete packages. They consist of a fixed nozzle network, a fire detection system, a fire suppression agent, and a control panel. Pre-engineered systems are suitable for smaller kitchens or installations with predefined layouts and cooking configurations.
  3. Engineered Systems: Engineered kitchen fire suppression systems are custom-designed systems tailored to specific kitchen layouts and configurations. They are typically designed and installed by fire protection engineers or specialized system integrators. Engineered systems offer flexibility and can accommodate complex kitchen setups, including multiple cooking appliances and larger kitchen spaces.
  4. Dual-Agent Systems: Dual-agent systems combine two fire suppression agents to provide enhanced fire suppression capabilities. They often utilize a combination of wet chemical agents and water. The wet chemical agent is effective against grease fires, while the water is suitable for cooling down the cooking appliances.

The selection of the appropriate kitchen fire suppression system depends on factors such as the size and layout of the kitchen, the types of cooking appliances used, fire protection regulations, and the specific fire hazards present. It is important to consult with fire protection professionals, system integrators, or reputable manufacturers to determine the most suitable system for your specific kitchen environment and compliance needs.

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