For businesses and commercial venues, safety should always be a top concern. Some types of venues are at a particular high risk of fires. It is such venues that have a commercial kitchen like bars, restaurants, hotels or hospitals.
In terms of fast and effective fire protection and prevention, such venues pose a lot more challenges as compared to, say, residential buildings or offices. This is easy to understand seeing that in most commercial kitchens you’ll find devices such as grills or broilers and highly flammable materials such as hot cooking oils.
For exactly such demanding commercial envir0nments with a high risk of fires there is the Ansul fire protection system. This is probably the most widely used fire protection system in existence and it’s used worldwide in commercial kitchens.
How does the Ansul deal with those challenges for effective fire protection?
The Ansul fire protection system works by dispersing a special fire prevention agent in case of a fire. This system is directing nozzles directly towards those risk machines and devices such as grills or broilers so that a fire can quickly be extinguished.
But there is more to it and this is where the Ansul is different to traditional fire protection systems. Grills and broilers must be cooled quickly otherwise there is a risk of re-flashing. A simple extinguishing of a fire in such environments is not enough. The Ansul fire protection system is excellent since it can cool this machinery quicker as compared to other methods.
Since we’re dealing with commercial venues, there are other factors that are important: The agent used must be easy to clean-up to keep downtime at a minimum and of course it cannot be toxic. The Ansul used a special agent that is self-dissolving. This means that any fire is quickly distinguished and it won’t require major clean-ups afterwards. For businesses this is extremely important since any downtime would otherwise mean a loss of revenue. With the Ansul fire protection system businesses can be more safe and secure plus they can save a lot of money.