Properly Installed Grease Filters Are Your First Line of Defense In the Event of a Kitchen Fire. What you should know.

Properly Installed Grease Filters Are Your First Line of Defense In the Event of a Kitchen Fire.
December 7, 2018
By: Aqua Pro Inc

Grease filters, when installed correctly, are the first line of defense in case of a fire in your kitchen. The picture above is the reality of cooking techniques used daily in restaurants. Flames are often within inches of the grease filters.

Filters must be maintained and cleaned by the establishment or have a filter exchange program in place.

Here Are Some Facts to Consider:

There are two types of filters that are permitted by NFPA code 96.

1. Baffle Filter

2. Spark Arrestors

NFPA Code 96 – 6.1.3 Mesh filters shall not be used unless evaluated as an integral part of a listed exhaust hood or listed in conjunction with a primary filter in accordance with UL 1046.

Mesh filters are rarely utilized.

So, now would be a great time to audit and assess your grease filter situation in your commercial kitchen. Aqua Pro Inc is ready to handle even the most daunting kitchen scenarios. We have seen it all and will leave your kitchen exhaust system like new. Please contact us today at 1-877-AQUAPRO to schedule service.

National Fire Protection Association



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