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Fire Resistant Ducts Are an Important Passive Fire Protection Method

  • Date: July 13, 2020
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Ductwork is an important element of having a fire safety system in your building. Depending on the role of the system, there are two main types. These include smoke exhaust ducts and pressurization fire rated ducts. Smoke Exhaust Ducts A designer will use these to remove smoke from buildings, improve firefighting, and allow for emergency evacuation. There are several areas in a building where you can use this type of duct in. They include: High-rise buildings smoke control system Atriums...

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Increased Installation Efficiency Using Factory-Built Grease Ducts

  • Date: May 12, 2020
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Many facilities have installed code-compliant field-welded grease ducts, but now more and more are shifting to using factory-built systems. They re may entail a slightly higher purchase price, but many companies find substantial savings on the installation cost. With a factory-built grease duct, you can reduce your downtime and increase installation efficiency. High-Quality Materials Some grease ducts fabricated in a factory can also reduce the clearance-to-combustible without you having to put on more protection. You can use these in zero-clearance...

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Fire Protection for Common Grease Ducts

  • Date: April 18, 2019
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If there’s one thing restaurant owners worry about the most, it’s a kitchen fire. Considering chefs prepare delicious meals using grills and hot oils, one slip up could prove disastrous. In fact, a small uncontrolled flame can quickly spread and ignite an entire building. This is why it’s imperative that you take the appropriate steps to keep your grease ducts clean and use the appropriate fire protection systems. The problem with grease ducts is that if not cleaned on a...

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How to Install Grease Duct Access Doors

  • Date: January 11, 2019
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As a restaurant owner, you know you must have the proper exhaust system installed to remain compliant with North American codes and standards. However, you also know how difficult it is to clean the ducts. The problem is unless you remove all the trapped grease, the system becomes a significant fire hazard. With regular grease duct cleaning, you ensure your employees have a safe place to work in, and your patrons have a relaxing place to enjoy a meal. Grease,...

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Types of Grease Duct Access Doors for Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

  • Date: October 31, 2018
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When it comes to commercial kitchens, they are all unique in one way or another. As such, ventilation requirements for each are also different. The most trusted companies offer a broad range of options for listed grease duct access doors to ensure optimum safety and functionality. A metal door or panel serves as an access point for cleaning and maintaining the exhaust ducts in commercial kitchens. The primary styles of access doors are the bolt-on and weld-on. Although they are...

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