Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems – EN16282-7 : 2017 Compliancy
how to be compliant
A NEW EUROPEAN STANDARD: HOW TO BE COMPLIANT WITH EN16282-7 : 2017
There are over 10 million restaurants and cafes in the World and every kitchen has something in common: Potential Fire Risk.
Grease + oil near an open flame = Recipe for danger
3% of restaurants experience a fire in any given year.
Results: improvement of kitchen regulations:
Part 7 of new standard EN16282: “Equipment of commercial kitchens – Components for ventilation in commercial kitchens” creates uniformity to the rules for design, test and installation of commercial kitchen fire protection systems within the European Union.
Does it concern all kitchens?
This new European standard concerns all kitchen fire suppression systems installed in professional kitchens. Domestic kitchens are not concerned.
What does it change for you?
All cooking apparatus using oil or grease must be protected. Complementary measure must be implemented by the installers/end users.
Is Rotarex FireDetec Commercial Kitchen system compliant to this new standard?
Yes, as far as the specific installation rules of EN16282-7 are respected.
HOW TO BUILD A SYSTEM IN RESPECT TO EN16282-7 : 2017?
WHAT SHOULD THE INSTALLER DO?
The standard gives a bigger importance to the installer, who has a key role to play in the respect of the installation rules.