Manchester Grammar School

Nobel Fire Systems has installed its K-Series kitchen fire suppression system in the main kitchen at Manchester Grammar School.

Founded in 1515, Manchester Grammar School has over 1500 pupils attending between the ages 7-18.

In line with the Independent Schools Inspectorate report of 2013, the school is continuously mindful of its responsibilities regarding health & safety and has effective policies in place to ensure the reduction of risk from fire throughout the school.

In the case of the school kitchen, the school was keen to work with a professional partner who would immediately understand its specific needs and then design and install a fire protection system that met all regulatory requirements while providing full cover for all appliances and the surrounding area.

Pupil and staff safety was of course a key  influencing factor in all decisions taken regarding the fire protection programme, and as with all Nobel systems, the installation at Manchester Grammar School was designed following a comprehensive risk assessment taking into account the requirement of successful fire suppression and the school’s interruption potential.

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 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.

The award winning K-Series is one of the UK’s premier wet chemicals kitchen fire suppression systems providing 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.