Fire Suppression Systems
The installation of a fire suppression requires a permit from the city in which
it is installed. Obtaining a permit can take anywhere from one day to three
weeks, depending on the municipality involved. After the system is installed, a final
inspection is required with the local fire marshal to see that the system has been
installed according to NFPA 17A, the manufacturer's recomendations and with-in the
scope of the permit.
The Amerex KP & ZD kitchen suppression systems have been tested and approved specifically
for restaurant kitchen hazards. The recent trend to more efficient cooking appliances
and use of vegetable based cooking oils dicates the use of systems with greater
fire fighting capacity and cooling ffect to combat these very hot and difficult
fires. Both the KP and ZD systems are UL300 compliant as required by NFPA 17A.
The Amerex KP & ZD kitchen suppression systems incorporate an automatic detection
system that will operate in case of a fire anytime, 24/7, even if no one is present.
KP appliance protection
The Amerex KP Restaurant Fire Suppression System provides appliance-specific coverage
that typically offers lower initial cost. The KP system is ideal for uses where
appliance location is fixed such as in fast food chains, casual dining, cruise ships
and school cafeterias.
ZD appliance protection
The Amerex ZD Restaurant Fire Suppression System adds greater flexibility by letting
you reconfigure a kitchen or move appliances without moving nozzles. Because of
its adaptability, this system is the most cost effective choice over the life of
the system. The ZD system was designed with fine dining, culinary schools, military
facilities, hotels and hospitals in mind.
The Amerex “IS” system uses an Amerex exclusive ABC (Model 555) dry chemical. ABC
dry chemical suppresses more fire, by volume, than any other agent. ABC dry chemical
has quick flame “knock-down” and can help to secure Class A fires against re-ignition.
Since many hazards involve a variety of fuel sources, the ABC dry chemical, with
protection against Class A (wood, paper, pulp), Class B (flammable liquids) and
Class C (live electrical equipment) is the agent that is best suited for most Industrial
The Amerex “IS” industrial system incorporates an automatic detection system that
will operate in case of a fire anytime, 24/7, even if no one is present.
Open front paint booth
Auto paint booth
The Amerex “IS” industrial system is the first to be listed by UL under the newest
edition of test Standard 1254 for nozzle heights up to 23’-4”above the floor – excellent
for covering truck and heavy equipment spray booths.
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