Fast response by Nobel Fire Systems proves decisive
The speed at which Nobel Fire Systems was able to deliver and install a complete fire suppression system at Penbryn catering residence, part of Aberystwyth University, was a key factor in the choice of supplier for this prestigious project.
The Nobel K-Series system was commissioned by Prospect Catering Equipment, based in the Cotswolds and dedicated to providing professional catering solutions. In this case, Prospect Catering working on behalf of its client Aberystwyth University required a complete fire suppression system to be fitted in the kitchen of the Penbryn catered accommodation block within the University campus. Proven efficiency and overall costs were also taken into consideration when selecting which supplier would win this challenging and competitive project, but it was the rapid responsiveness of the Nobel team that really impressed Prospect Catering. The system was needed in a hurry and Nobel exceeded all expectations as it was delivered and installed in record time. Not only that, the K-Series system has provided an aesthetically pleasing kitchen environment with no ugly pipework or protruding nozzles on show.
In the busy and energetic environment of the university kitchen, fire prevention and protection is obviously high on its list of requirements. Prospect Catering Equipment set out to find a supplier whose system would provide the highest possible standards of protection while also providing sensible economic savings in both installation time and overall cost.
Nobel’s award winning K-Series is one of the UK’s premier wet chemicals kitchen fire suppression systems. It provides full protection to all cooking appliances, extract canopies and duct work. Already installed in many of the UK’s and European leading commercial kitchens, K-Series continues to underline its ability to provide the right fire suppression answers to the most challenging situations.
Ben Parker, Commercial Director of Nobel commented, “We are delighted to have worked on this prestigious kitchen project with Prospect Catering. The K-Series is now recognised throughout the professional catering industry as the market leading fire suppression system. Winning these types of contract just helps to underline the significant progress we have made in recent years”.
Nobel’s K-Series fire protection systems are engineered to meet the specific individual requirements of the kitchen being protected. The systems are electronically controlled with no mechanical moving parts. Installations comprise of one or a number of stainless steel cylinders, each containing a highly effective F class wet chemical liquid designed specifically for fast flame knock down and fire suppression. The low, near neutral pH value of the liquids ensures that there is no damage to the commercial kitchen appliances, and as a direct consequence of the efficiency of K-Series in limiting the volume of liquid required to control the situation, there is minimal clean-up requirements following discharge.
Every system is designed following a comprehensive risk assessment taking into account the requirement of successful fire suppression and a client’s interruption potential.