replacing fusible links in life safety systems

Replacing Fusible Links in Life Safety Systems

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2017 there were 499,000 structure fires.  72% of these fires occurred in residential occupancies leaving a remaining 139,720 in occupancies other than residential.  While property damage resulting from these fires was in the billions the focus of this article is protection of life safety in commercial and […]

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Automatically activating the exhaust ventilation system - kitchenventilation

What are the Requirements for automatically activating the exhaust ventilation system when the appliances are turned on?

The International Mechanical Code (IMC) provides the answers to the question. Chapter 507.1.1 Operations spells out the requirements for automatic activation of the exhaust system when appliances are turned on. If a kitchen ventilation system has demand ventilation controls, they satisfy the requirements. In the absence of such controls, other means need to be applied. […]

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Indoor Environmental Quality Sensors for Commercial Kitchens and Restaurants

Why Is Indoor Environmental Quality Important in Commercial Restaurants?

Thermal comfort is typically used when we are discussing how staff and customers feel in a restaurant and is typically evaluated using measures such as the temperature and relative humidity in the space. Indoor air quality is typically used to define how “clean” the air is that the staff and customers are breathing in a […]

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fire safety in commercial kitchens

Fire Safety in Commercial Kitchens

Fire safety in commercial kitchens is mandated by code. It makes sense simply from a practical standpoint to embrace fire safety to preserve life and prevent property loss. A quick overview of the leading cause of fires in restaurants’ ventilation systems is presented here. In addition, why do they happen, and are they preventable? According to […]

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