According to the California Fire Code (CFC), commercial kitchens in the state generally must be outfitted with automatic fire extinguishing systems that are compliant with the nationally recognized safety standard known as UL 300. When you need a UL 300 suppression system installed, or repaired, please contact Fraker Fire Protection Inc. We provide services to clients in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.
What Is UL 300?
UL 300 (“Standard for Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for the Protection of Restaurant Cooking Surfaces”) is a safety standard created by Underwriters Laboratories in 1994 to curtail the threat posed by grease fires in commercial kitchen areas.
This standard was established in response to changing trends in restaurant cooking techniques. The growing use of vegetable oils and energy-efficient cooking appliances meant that kitchen fires, when they occurred, tended to be more difficult to control than in the past. As a result, it became necessary to update standard restaurant safety equipment.
UL 300 calls on owners of commercial kitchens to install and properly maintain kitchen hood fire suppression systems that are capable of putting out grease fires. It lists a number of requirements that UL 300 fire suppression systems must comply with, such as the inclusion of automatic fuel shut-offs and manual pull stations.
Why You Need Fraker for Your Kitchen Fire Suppression System
Under the California Business and Professions Code §7026.12, the installation of fire protection systems, including commercial kitchen hood fire suppression systems, can be performed only by a licensed C-16 contractor, like Fraker Fire Protection Inc.
You can count on us when you need UL 300-compliant commercial hood installation service. We also provide kitchen fire suppression system repairs, testing, and upgrades. We are experienced with many brands, including Ansul, Amerex, Kidde, Protex, Range Guard, Pyro-Chem, and Badger.
Contact Us Today
Complying with commercial kitchen hood code requirements may seem difficult, but Fraker Fire Protection Inc. is here to help. Call us toll-free at (866) 560-3473 or contact us online for more information about our UL 300-compliant services for commercial kitchen fire suppression systems.