Be it a restaurant chain, a hotel, a school or a hospital cafeteria; Commercial kitchens at all these places contain elements that can lead to a sudden fire. That’s why understanding the importance of commercial kitchen fire protection along with fire prevention and safety can make the difference between life and death in a fire situation.
Although a regular multipurpose fire extinguisher can douse most types of fires easily, it simply can’t cope up with the K type fires. The K type fires or kitchen fire take place when edible cooking oil or fat is super heated to a certain temperature where it starts producing flammable gases. These fires are more dangerous then the usual fire and difficult to douse with regular means.
That’s exactly where the role of a specialist K type fire extinguisher comes in. Due to their stainless steel body, these fire extinguishers can withstand high temperatures and are extremely effective on fires in restaurant ventilating equipment- hoods and ductwork, as well as in a variety of fires in cooking appliances like deep -fat fryers, griddles, range tops, and several types of boilers. Their excellent flame knock-down, surface-cooling, and fire-securing capabilities, help in dousing K type fires easily and safely.