UL 300 Fire Suppression Systems

UL 300 Fire Suppression Systems for Restaurant Kitchens

UL 300 Compliance

It’s time to take a radical stance on restaurant fire safety.

Automatic fire suppression systems for commercial kitchen hoods—called “restaurant systems” in the fire protection industry—have been required to comply with Standard UL 300 since 1994. Older non-UL 300 systems are not designed to handle fires in modern kitchens, and keeping one of these systems in place typically costs more than upgrading to a modern model. Despite these facts, a dwindling handful of commercial kitchen operators continue to hold onto their old systems. With 7,600 restaurant fires occurring annually in the US, that’s a poor bet to take. Click below to learn more.

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The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems

chef giving the "ok" sign with a restaurant fire suppression system in the background
 
So, you went for a walk, and you wondered “If I ever decide to open a new restaurant, how would I even get started? I’m sure there are regulations to follow, papers to submit, etc.”
Today, I’m going to go through how one would open a new restaurant, as well as the fire protection issues and options that will arise.
What we’ll cover today is:

  • What happens before you open your doors?
  • How do you stay legal fire protection-wise moving forward?
  • What happens during a restaurant fire suppression inspection?
  • What insights are important in choosing the right fire protection company?
  • What’s the future of restaurant fire suppression?

Let’s begin!
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Why You Should Convert to a Nitrogen Fire Suppression System

 
nitrogen technician inspecting a pipe for a nitrogen fire suppression system
 
We ran into a case where a company had a leaking dry fire suppression system. For months and months, they fixed the problem with repairs. However, when is the right time for a total system replacement?
And what should the replacement be?
Today we’ll look at a real-life project of someone who had a struggling dry fire suppression system, who after careful thought and analysis, was suggested to convert to a nitrogen fire suppression system.
Let’s dive in:
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