Kitchen Suppression Systems
Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems are specifically designed, tested, and approved/listed to provide fire protection for commercial kitchen cooking appliances, hoods, and ducts. These are classified as wet chemical pre-engineered fire suppression systems and can be found in all types of commercial cooking and food service facilities, such as:
|Gourmet Restaurants||Retail Food Courts||Diners|
|Sports Complexes||Convenience Stores||School Cafeterias|
|Fast-Food Chains||Hotel Kitchens||Food Service Kitchens|
BFPE International can assist you with making the right choice of restaurant fire suppression systems for your application. Our product offering includes all of the major systems in today’s market. We appreciate the opportunity to design, install, service, and test & inspect your system. In the event you have a discharge, BFPE International will recharge your system, so that you are able to resume business with minimal interruption. Please
BFPE International for more information.
BFPE International represents the top manufacturers of Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems; Ansul , Amerex , and Kidde . Our staff is trained and certified by the top system manufacturers to design, install, test and maintain restaurant suppression systems.
Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems are tested to extinguish fires that are initiated in the following types of cooking appliances and areas:
|Deep Fat Fryers||Woks||Plenum Chambers|
How Do Restaurant Suppression Systems Work?
A fire starts in protected area.
Call 911 or Fire Department and evacuate others from premises.
Heat sensitive fusible link detectors will automatically activate system. If automatic actuation has not taken place, operate manual system by pulling handle or ring on manual pull station.
Cooking appliance fuel supply (gas and/or electric) is automatically shut off.
Fire extinguishing wet chemical agent is discharged through nozzles to protected area: cooking appliances, plenum and duct.
Wet chemical agent extinguishes by cooling grease surface and reacting chemically to produce foam layer on surface of grease.
Foam temporarily seals combustible vapors, stopping re-ignition.
Stand by with K-Class fire extinguisher . Use portable fire extinguisher if fire suppression system does not operate or if re-ignition/re-flash occurs.
Contact us to inspect and recharge system. Clean surfaces exposed to agent.
Business as Usual.
Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems
Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems are UL listed as a complete system consisting of wet chemical fire extinguishing agent, agent tank, agent discharge nozzles, releasing device, fuse link detection, manual pull station, and gas/electric shutoff device. They are designed to discharge a predetermined quantity of fire extinguishing agent in accordance with UL test criteria and listing. These systems are recognized by NFPA 17A- Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems , and NFPA 96- Installation of Equipment for the Removal of Smoke and Grease Laden Vapors from Commercial Cooking Equipment.
They provide efficient, automatic detector response with fast acting fire suppression and no danger of re-flash or re-ignition. There is no need for a constant supply of agent, no need to manually shut off the fuel source (gas and/or electric) to the cooking appliance(s), and no danger of violent agent reaction that may spread flame or spill cooking oil that could potentially injure personnel.
Types of Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems
Restaurant Fire Suppression System manufacturers require qualified fire protection contractors, like BFPE International, to be trained and certified. Please contact BFPE International to design, install, service, and test & inspect your restaurant fire suppression system.
Ansul introduced the concept of automatic restaurant fire suppression in 1962 at a time when kitchen fires were one of the greatest causes of restaurant loss. Since then, advances in engineering and materials technology have helped make Ansul the most recognized name in Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems.
As an authorized Ansul distributor, BFPE International can design, install, service, and test & inspect your Ansul R-102™ Restaurant Fire Suppression System. Please contact us for more information.
Amerex offers a UL Listed Restaurant Fire Suppression System to protect cooking appliances in commercial food service facilities.
As an authorized Amerex distributor, BFPE International can design, install, service, and test & inspect your Amerex KP Restaurant Fire Suppression System. Please contact us for more information.
Kidde Fire Systems
Kidde Fire Systems offers a UL Listed Restaurant Fire Suppression System to protect cooking appliances in commercial food service facilities.
Kidde Fire Systems
WHDR™ Wet Chemical System
As an authorized Kidde distributor, BFPE International can design, install, service, and test & inspect your Kidde WHDR™ Wet Chemical System. Please contact us for more information.
Restaurant Fire Suppression System – Test & Inspection
Only authorized distributors of your system should service, test & inspect, recharge or repair your system. Your system should be inspected at a maximum of 6-month intervals and immediately after major hood/duct cleaning. The system will be inspected overall and tested to verify automatic and manual actuation and fuel source shutdown. The fusible links will be changed and nozzle caps replaced if they are missing.
to have your system test & inspected or serviced by one of our trained and certified technicians. Please
Total Fire Protection Agreement
for you restaurant.
Restaurant Fire Suppression System – System Modifications or Changes
Changes to menus, food preparation, and cooking appliances could make it necessary to modify the Restaurant Fire Suppression System. Changing the layout of the cooking appliances could make it necessary to change how the system is designed or where the nozzles are located.
Only authorized distributors of your system should make these changes. Please contact us to have your system modified by one of our trained and certified technicians.
Wet Chemical (K-Class) Portable Fire Extinguishers
Wet Chemical (K-Class) portable fire extinguishers are specifically used to combat restaurant kitchen hazards without leaving a residue. They are used to supplement existing restaurant fire suppression systems. The Wet Chemical (K-Class) portable fire extinguishers are available in two sizes – 6 Liter (1.5 gal) and 2.5 gal – the larger of which provides a longer discharge time with twice as much agent. BFPE International can provide you with Wet Chemical (K-Class) portable fire extinguishers .
Please contact us to purchase Wet Chemical (K-Class) portable fire extinguishers or to have us install, service, and/or test & inspect your portable fire extinguishers. Please contact us about a Total Fire Protection Agreement for your restaurant.
Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (
FEMA-Frequently Asked Questions on UL300 Systems and K-Class Extinguishers
FEMA-Recommend Practice on Upgrading Restaurant Cooking Area Fire Protection Systems
FEMA-Restaurant Fire Protection Changes UL-300