K-Series Installation at Barkers Department Store

Barkers Department Store
Following the successful installation of a fire suppression system in the Bistro kitchen of Barkers department store in Northallerton last year, Nobel Fire System has now added a further system to the kitchen of the newly refurbished 200 seat restaurant on the first floor of the store.

The privately owned and family run business was so impressed by Nobel’s engineers and installation team when the Bistro system was installed that when it came to a much larger system for the main kitchen, the call was once again made to Nobel.

The refurbished kitchen has been designed to ‘mirror’ the high quality aesthetics displayed throughout the rest of the store and makes a clear statement of quality and intent.

A critical part of any commercial kitchen design must also include that of fire protection and following an on-site appraisal of the requirement, Nobel’s engineers recommended the award winning K-Series kitchen system with its ability to meet the most stringent fire protection requirements should be installed. At the same time, it also maintains the aesthetics provided by the rest of the high quality kitchen equipment.

Employing defence technology ‘Gas Generators’, the K-Series fire suppression system affords full protection to all the required cooking appliances, extract canopy and duct work. All the pipework, nozzles, fire detection and controls have been installed in complete sympathy with the appearance, functionality and strict hygiene requirements of Barkers restaurant kitchen.
An additional benefit is that the electrical nature of the K-Series system ensures that all circuits can be fully monitored for fault conditions and therefore provides a distinct advantage over other ‘mechanical’ systems.

At Nobel the entire focus is on fire suppression technologies for special risk environments and the company has built a winning reputation within the global catering industry. Nobel believes passionately that early fire detection and fast effective suppression can save lives, and property. The Company take pride in providing a seamless customer experience, from survey to installation, through to maintenance, ensuring all fire protection needs are catered for throughout the life cycle of the system.

The in-house design team and installation engineers ensure quality control is maximised and thousands of existing customers in the catering industry are testimony to the effectiveness of Nobel’s service and product capabilities.

Ben Parker, Commercial Director of Nobel Fire Systems commented,
“Working with Barkers again on this project has been an absolute pleasure. Repeat business of this type is testimony to the quality of Nobel’s K-Series product and the overall service that we consistently provide. Our approach is one of early fire detection and fast, effective suppression saves lives, plant and property. That’s why we continue to develop a range of services from risk-based analysis, consultation and design, through to final installation”.