Protection above the rest

Published:  28 August, 2015

SPONSORED FEATURE: Tyco Fire Protection Products takes restaurant fire suppression systems to new heights with the new Ansul Piranha.

Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP), a global leader in total fire suppression solutions, recently introduced increased nozzle heights for its Ansul Piranha Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems. Featuring a UL 300 certified design, this new enhancement enables agent discharge nozzles to be installed at increased heights up to 84 inches (2133 mm) from the top of the hazard zone while providing the reliable protection commercial kitchens need in today’s environment.

With nozzles installed out of view, restaurant owners and managers eliminate the need for visible drop piping. Along with enhancing kitchen aesthetics, increased heights reduce the potential for grease accumulation around the nozzle and simplify hood cleaning and service, minimizing downtime and cost. Nozzle redirection is a reality in today’s kitchens and can be potentially hazardous to staff. It is important to reduce the potential for intentional or inadvertent nozzle redirection and obstruction.

Protection above the rest: the new UL-listed nozzle design allows appliance protection nozzles to be installed up to 84 inches (2,133 mm) above the cooking hazard.

“Customer and employee safety is always our number one goal,” said Mark Neumann, Director Pre-Engineered Systems, Tyco Fire Protection Products. “With that said, we constantly look for ways to improve aesthetics without sacrificing fire protection effectiveness for restaurant owners looking to create a unique dining experience. The trend of exhibition kitchens is on the rise, making the appearance of a commercial kitchen more important than ever. By keeping nozzles out of view, restaurant management can create a better dining experience for customers.

“It’s not as easy as just increasing the nozzle heights — you also have to test them,” said Neumann. “We have been diligent with performance testing nozzles to help ensure spray patterns have been adjusted for maximum effectiveness at increased heights.”

Piranha systems are designed to cool up to 15 times faster than conventional single-agent systems and use 60% less agent. This superior system offers flexible overlapping nozzle coverage, maintaining rapid flame knockdown and securement.

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