What is an ANSUL System, and Why Do You Need One in Your Commercial Kitchen?

Grease fires are one of the most serious and destructive hazards in a commercial kitchen. Being safe and prepared is the best defense against a fire, but when accidents happen, having an effective fire suppression system in place can save lives and minimize the amount of damage it does to your restaurant. For this reason, we recommend utilizing an ANSUL System.


What is an ANSUL System?


ANSUL is a brand of fire suppression systems and extinguishers. They offer numerous systems and products ranging from portable handheld extinguishers to large-scale systems that can be mounted on firetrucks.


As the industry standard for fire safety in professional kitchens and restaurants, ANSUL systems can save lives and keep you in compliance with Florida code requirements.


One of the most common products for commercial kitchens is the ANSUL R-102 Restaurant Fire Suppression System. It operates by applying a low pH agent to eliminate flames and cool hot surfaces.


The R-102 system in particular is designed for areas associated with ventilating equipment, such as hoods, ducts, plenums and filters, as well as to protect grease extraction and cooking equipment. It comes in two designs: appliance-specific and overlapping. The appliance-specific design directs nozzles at specific hazard areas on each appliance, while the nozzles on the overlapping design are arranged to overlap and provide a “fire-free zone” throughout a group of appliances.


If you are renovating a restaurant in SoFla or have plans to build a new commercial kitchen, please get in touch with us at Seacoast Construction. Installing fire suppression systems so they meet rigorous safety standards is paramount to the successful operation of your restaurant. We can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


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