RoSPA statistics show that 75% of house fires start in the kitchen and 7000 people are injured in this type of fire each year. 20% of house fires attended by UK Fire and Rescue Services annually start with frying.
Statistics show that fires involving cooking oil are still causing injury despite changing trends in cooking practices. With the advent of modern open plan living, kitchens can often form part of a dwelling’s Fire Escape Route.
Building Guidance B1 states;
“The Routes should be sufficiently protected from fire where necessary”;
Firetrace has developed the Fryertrace Automatic Fire Suppression system as a solution to the problem.
The small self contained pneumatic system requires no external power source and can be installed within an adjacent cupboard or directly inside a suitable extractor hood.
The low Ph saponification fluid, which is specifically design to fight fat fires, creates a crust on top of the burning fat to starve the fire of oxygen. A pressure switch senses the discharge and is utilized to cut the power to the cooking appliance.
So how does it work?
Firetrace® systems use the patented linear detection tubing which is installed throughout the risk area and connected to the cylinder valve. The tubing is then charged with nitrogen and this pressure is utilised to hold back the extinguishant in the cylinder.
Should a fire occur the pressurised tubing will burst and the extinguishant will be deployed from the fixed diffusers onto the fire.
The extinguishing agent, in combination with the hot oil/fat will start a chemical reaction known as Saponification.
This creates a thick “foam” like blanket which separates the oxygen from the fuel and cools the
Why Choose Firetrace?
Firetrace offer affordable suppression systems to protect fat fryers using a risk specific wet chemical. The Fryertrace® system reacts quickly, minimising expensive damage and downtime by not only detecting the fire but extinguishing it at source.
Fryertrace® is ideal for areas where multiple small cooking areas are present such as student
accommodation and studio flats etc.
The Fryertrace® systems use small amounts of extinguishant and can be located in an adjacent
cupboard or a suitable extract hood.
The Fryertrace® system can be easily retrofitted to existing equipment and avoid the need for complicated detectors and electronics.