KITCHEN FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

Modern kitchen fire suppression systems are designed to detect and suppress fires that occur in the duct, plenum, and appliance areas of the hood.  Our technicians are factory certified to install, inspect, and service Amerex, Badger, and Kiddie Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems.             

KITCHEN FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM SERVICES

SEMI ANNUAL INSPECTIONS

NFPA 10, Standard For Portable Fire Extinguishers, requires that fire extinguisher be visually inspected on a monthly basis.  The  visual inspection should include the following procedures:

  • Confirm that the extinguisher is visible, unobstructed and located in the designated location

  • Verify that the pull pin is in place and that the tamper seal is unbroken

  • Examine the extinguisher for physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or a blocked nozzle/hose

  • Confirm that the pressure gauge or indicator is in the proper operating range

  • Ensure that the extinguisher is full by weighing or hefting the extinguisher

  • Make sure the operating instructions on the nameplate are legible and facing outward

  • Verify the last professional inspection date on the service tag and sign and then date the monthly inspection tag

HYDROSTATIC TESTING

Every 5 or 12 years, depending on the type, an extinguisher must undergo a hydrostatic test to verify the integrity of the cylinder.  Our mobile service units are outfitted with the necessary equipment to allow our service technicians to perform the hydrostatic testing on site for most types of extinguishers.  In addition to those items performed during the annual and 6 year maintenance procedures the following steps are performed during a hydrostatic test.

  • Fill the extinguisher with water and pressurize it to the applicable test pressure

  • Empty the water and dry the inside of the cylinder before refilling and recharging the extinguisher

  • Replace and secure the pull pin with a tamper seal

  • Ensure service data is properly recorded on the recharge label, service collar and inspection tag 

RECHARGE AND REPAIR

If an extinguisher is discharged, loses pressure, or is otherwise damaged, it is important to have a trained service technician inspect the extinguisher to determine what repairs are needed.  Our mobile service units are stocked with the necessary parts to allow our technicians to recharge and repair most dry chemical extinguishers onsite.  Certain specialty type extinguishers such as CO2 and Halotron extinguishers may need to be taken off site for recharge or repair.

In the event that an extinguisher is non-rechargeable or is damaged beyond repair our mobile service units are stocked with new extinguishers that can be purchased for replacement.

Need your fire extinguishers inspected or serviced?  Contact us today at (855) 742-6647 to schedule an appointment.