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VdS-Guidelines for kitchen protection systems

Increased fire hazards, risk of fat explosions – the catering sector poses particular challenges for safety systems. VdS supports those responsible for protection of e.g. commercial kitchens with compact advice for always reliable technology.


Press Release 09/2024

Cologne/Germany, May 02nd 2024. Fires are frequent when cooking – and, due to increased fire loads, particularly destructive in commercial kitchens. So very special requirements are placed on protective equipment for the catering industry. With new Guidelines, VdS now offers decision-makers as well as insurers and authorities precise technical assistance for reliable protection.

Hendrik Rudolph, head of the VdS laboratory for gas and special extinguishing systems, emphasizes: “The rapid spread of grease fires, the fact that classic extinguishing agent water can usually not be used and the increasing number of special facilities – woks, grills – demand high product performance for comprehensive protection of people and property. Our experts have therefore summarized the requirements for reliably protecting this sector. All basing on thorough laboratory research and real fire tests. This publication provides precise test specifications for all components such as nozzles, detectors, valves, for extinguishing agents and, as always with VdS, also for the crucial operational effectiveness of the overall system."

Guidelines VdS 2807, “Extinguishing systems for the protection of installations in commercial kitchens, requirements and test methods”, are available free of charge at www.shop.vds.de/en.

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