Routine ANSUL System Maintenance
Ensure you’re up to code and in compliance with NFPA guidelines for your required maintenance and inspections with ABCO.
To ensure your commercial kitchen fire suppression system is fully functional if needed, federal and state regulations require facilities to properly inspect components of their systems, including the testing and maintaining of exhaust hoods, filters, and kitchen hood nozzles. ABCO can help you with all of your periodic maintenance routines.
According to NFPA 17A, all commercial kitchen fire suppression systems are required to be serviced by professional, fire safety technicians every six months. Our certified technicians test and inspect your entire kitchen fire suppression system, ensuring proper functioning of the system, as well as conformance to standards required to pass code enforcement inspections and insurance audits.
These service appointments include the inspection and testing of all actuation and control components, including:
- Link line, detectors, and actuators
- Appliance, duct, and plenum nozzles and nozzle blow off caps
- Tightness of piping
- Pressurized and non-pressurized tanks
- Actuators and control components
- Remote pull station
- Cylinders and regulator
- Electrical interlocks, as well as all other mechanical and electrical devices
ABCO can also provide your quarterly hood cleaning service during your maintenance appointment.
Has it been more than 6 months since your last maintenance appointment? Don’t press your luck! Call us today to schedule your Semi-Annual kitchen system maintenance.
To save you time and effort, ABCO can also inspect your safety lighting and fire extinguishers all in a single visit!
Stay on the fire marshal’s good side! Be proactive and call today to set up routine, monthly inspection appointments!
In addition to having your equipment serviced every 6 months, checks are also required to ensure your equipment properly functions day-to-day and that any potential issues are caught before they become hazardous. Therefore, your staff needs to know exactly how to verify your kitchen system is in working order at all times.
ABCO can educate your staff on the critical nature of routine inspections, as well as train them on how to effectively check nozzle caps, to inspect recirculating systems, and to clean precipitators.
We can provide you with daily checklists for you and your staff to properly protect your equipment from damage and your business from the risk of a fire.
Get more peace of mind by knowing your entire staff understand the importance of your safety checklists and knows how to implement them. Call to set up a training appointment with one of our certified and knowledgeable technicians.
Hydro testing is required every 12 years by both the NFPA, manufacturer’s instructions, as well as insurers. It’s necessary to ensure the tank containing the chemical fire suppression agent can withstand the increased pressure needed to effectively discharge the chemicals in the event of a fire.
To perform this test, we remove the tank from service, empty it of its chemicals, and fill it with water or oil. We then reseal the tank and pressurize it to 2-3 times its operating pressure for at least 60 seconds. In order to pass the test, the tank must be able to hold this pressure. If leaks are discovered, or the tank is otherwise weakened, the tank must be replaced, as the suppression system won’t work properly with a compromised tank.
ANSUL® systems also require hydro testing of the regulator, hose, and replace the cartridge. It’s essential to keep up with your system’s hydro testing – not only to stay up to code, but to ensure your fire suppression system is in working order. If you have a faulty tank, you have no fire suppression system.
Are you due for hydro testing? If you are – or you’re not sure – contact our professional team to answer your questions and perform all your fire safety maintenance needs.