The Osborne Hotel in Torquay installs new Ansul kitchen supression systems

December 11, 2013 By In Fire Protection, Fire Safety, News Comments Off on The Osborne Hotel in Torquay installs new Ansul kitchen supression systems

The Osborne Hotel in Torquay has just completed the installation of two new Ansul kitchen fire supression systems in the Langtrys Restaurant and Brasserie kitchens.  These were designed, supplied, installed and commissioned by Argos Fire Protection Ltd.

Carlos Rios (Hotel Deputy Manager) said “We are always seeking to make our hotels as safe as possible for our guests and staff, and we always strive to meet – and where possible exceed – regulatory requirements.  The decision to install new Ansul systems at this time came about following discussions with our fire safety company, Argos Fire, and our insurers.  The engineers from Argos Fire Protection were professional throughout, and the installation is very neat and appears to be to a high standard”.

Trevor Hill (Argos Fire Operations Manager) said “This was always going to be a challenging installation because of the modifications required to the extraction canopies and the space restrictions, especially in the Brasserie.  We had to arrange to work around other contractors and outside kitchen opening times, and to a tight deadline.  The installations went entirely to plan and were completed on time, and I am delighted that the hotel are happy with the result”.

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Ansul products protect more food service kitchens from fire than any other brand.  Argos Fire Protection is an authorised distributor for Ansul, as well as providing a comprehensive range of every type of fire protection system.

Argos Fire maintains Ansul systems for some of the largest restaurant chains in the country, including Burger King, McDonalds and Little Chef.  They provide national coverage from their head office in the South West and a regional office in the East Midlands.

If your kitchen uses deep fat frying equipment with a surface area greater than 0.4 square metres then portable extinguishers are not sufficient and some form of fixed suppression system is required.

The following video shows the difference between using a fire blanket and portable extinguishers versus having a fixed supression system fitted.  As you watch it remember this could happen in your kitchen, to you or your staff.

If the video fails to load watch it on YouTube here.

The most popular type of restaurant kitchen suppression system is the R-102, and this is what was fitted at the Osborne Hotel. These systems are fitted in countless commercial kitchens and are increasingly being specified as an insurance requirement.

The R-102 Fire Suppression System incorporates a flexible design with an extremely effective ANSULEX Low pH Liquid Agent. ANSULEX quickly knocks down flames and cools hot surfaces, while generating a tough vapor securing blanket that helps prevent re-flash.

The R-102 system is designed to protect areas associated with fume extraction equipment, including hoods, ducts, plenums, and filters. It also protects auxiliary grease extraction equipment and cooking equipment such as various types of fryers, griddles, range tops, broilers, char-broilers and woks. The system is ideally suited for commercial kitchens in fast food chains, retail food courts, diners, convenience stores, catering facilities, mobile food outlets, hotels and casinos, stadiums, schools, hospitals and more.

The R-102 system is cooking equipment friendly and offered in two designs: Appliance-Specific and Overlapping. The appliance-specific design aims the nozzles at the specific hazard areas of each appliance. With the overlapping design, the nozzles are arranged to overlap and provide a “fire-free zone” throughout a group of appliances.

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