Nobel protects Burns Night (and day)
Dedicated to Scotland’s national bard, The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Ayrshire, attracts visitors from across the world and is run by the National Trust for Scotland. The project took six years to complete, and features more than 5,000 artefacts, including original manuscripts written by the poet.
The Museum also boasts a large, licensed self-service café offering visitors a wide range of freshly prepared home-cooked meals and in this respect great care has been taken to ensure full protection against all possible fire risks in the Museum’s new catering kitchen.
Mindful of the fact that in the highly combustible environment of the Museum’s commercial kitchen, the safety of visitors and staff is of paramount importance, the National Trust for Scotland has ensured that all unnecessary risk has been eliminated by installing Nobel Fire Systems ‘K-Series’ fire suppression units in all critical parts of the kitchen equipment on the recommendation of the contractors, Associate Engineering of Cumbernauld.
In addition to meeting all fire suppression requirements, the K-Series also meets the aesthetic qualities required by the Museum – no ugly pipework to be boxed in or protruding nozzles on show.
A demanding budget was set across the entire project and Nobel Fire Systems was able to satisfy these demands by fitting the UK’s premier wet chemicals kitchen fire suppression system. The Nobel K-Series has provided The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum with full protection to all kitchen cooking appliances, extract canopy and duct work. Another important factor was the speed and efficiency with which Nobel was able to install the system and with minimum disruption at the time of installation.
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.
Like all Nobel systems, the installation at The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum was designed following a comprehensive risk assessment taking into account the requirement of successful fire suppression and the Museum’s interruption potential.
The Nobel K-Series has also been installed in many of the UK’s leading catering establishments including Jamie Oliver, Nando’s, Rick Stein, Cadbury Cocoa House, Boodle’s and many other premier brands.