Having developed the very first system over 50 years ago, ANSUL® are now the global leaders in kitchen fire suppression.
Fire risks in commercial kitchens are numerous and not just limited to deep oil frying. All grease vapor producing appliances may present a risk, either from operator error or the failure of a thermostat in the equipment. This can be a particular problem if the kitchen is left unattended, even for a short period.
"An automatic fire suppression system should be installed to protect deep fat fryers, a suitable installation should be provided – with both manual and automatic operation – to protect grilles, hobs, bratt pans, the overhead canopy and ducting system."
RISC Authority RC68: Recommendations for fire safety in catering establishments
The ANSUL® R-102 Fire Suppression System incorporates a flexible design with an extremely effective ANSULEX Low pH Liquid Agent. This agent quickly knocks down flames and cools hot surfaces, while generating a tough vapor securing blanket that helps prevent re-flash.
The R-102 system is offered in two designs: Appliance-Specific and Overlapping. The appliance-specific design aims the nozzles at the specific hazard areas of each appliance. With the overlapping design, nozzle placements overlap creating a zone of maximum fire protection. Overlapping coverage allows appliances to be rearranged without a need to adjust the nozzle placements.
The ANSUL® PIRANHA Dual-Agent Restaurant Fire Suppression System employs the best firefighting attributes of two extinguishing agents: the fast flame knockdown and securing power of wet chemical and the fast cool-down capability of water.
The system provides protection for settings such as casual and fine dining, fast food chains, culinary schools, sports complexes and stadiums and four-and five-star lodging facilities.
The only agent-plus-water fire suppression hybrid on the market today, the PIRANHA System outperforms all conventional single-agent systems. The system attacks fire using the rapid flame knockdown and the securing capabilities of PRX Liquid Fire Suppressant. After that, water follows, quickly cooling the cooking media and further helping to prevent reflash.
Restaurant personnel can’t waste time second-guessing their fire protection. New ANSUL® Restaurant Electric Detection (RED) Technology provides intelligent and reliable multi-zone fire protection that’s easy to manage. ANSUL® RED Technology integrates with ANSUL® R-102 or PIRANHA Suppression Systems for complete, scalable, UL compliant protection from detection to suppression.
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Alternatively, please contact your usual AXA representative if you have any further questions.