Companies that work in fire systems are well-acquainted with the expression, "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound cure."
Companies have discovered that restaurants aren't getting the best out of their fire prevention efforts when it comes to commercial kitchen fire safety.
Companies that install and service fire detection systems can also provide routine inspections of the fire suppression systems. These fire system examination should be conducted by a qualified person every six months.
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The comprehensive inspection involves steps that include:
– Turning on the fire system at the terminal link
– Tramping the system from the pull station
– Visual inspection to determine the level of grease in the ducts or the plenum
– Visual inspection on the cable for fusible links brackets mechanical head and other parts of fire system
– Checking that the equipment is properly covered by the nozzles
To ensure that the system works properly, additional measures are also taken. The companies have recently opened new accounts. Many systems were tagged for inspection. However, the fusible links are not being replaced.
The system is tagged to indicate that it was properly and successfully inspected, except if there are any notes on the tag or fire report.
Many of these systems were tagged six to seven months ago. However, some of the fusible connections had not been replaced in the last three or four years.
Manufacturers recommend that fusible links be replaced every six months. They must be replaced by law at least once a year.