Trafford Centre Restaurants protected by Nobel Fire Systems
Nobel Fire Systems has now commissioned its K-Series fire suppression system in the kitchens of five restaurants in Manchester’s Trafford Centre. Last year, this incredibly busy shopping centre welcomed over 30 million visitors onto its site, so it’s easy to see why special care and attention to this particular health and safety issue was carefully considered. There’s no doubt that all commercial kitchens pose unique fire risks, gathering large numbers of people at one time while also engaging in cooking activities that inherently pose the risk of fire.
Nobel worked both direct with end users and through close relationships with forward thinking companies such as Technic Air and Dawnvale Bar & Catering Solutions and now have fire suppression systems in Shere Khan, Zizzis, Pesto, Nandos and the soon to be opened Chaobaby. They all now have the assurance that the Nobel K-Series will continue to give full protection to all cooking equipment and duct work in their kitchens.
Working closely with Allianz insurance Nobel’s market leading K-Series systems were designed to ensure maximum protection to the sites themselves and the Trafford Centre as a whole and as such offered both canopy protection and extended ductwork protection to roof level. Another important factor for the commissioning team was that the K-Series met all the important aesthetic qualities required by the restaurants. An integral part of the brief was that unsightly pipework and protruding nozzles manufactured in cheap looking copper or brass plating were to be avoided.
Another positive as far as the commissioning team was concerned was the fact that the chosen fire suppression system could be fitted quickly and efficiently by one of Nobel Fire Systems installation teams resulting in minimum disruption and downtime.
The Nobel Fire Systems K-Series is now in many of the UK’s and European leading commercial kitchens, underlining its ability to provide the right fire suppression answers to the most challenging situations. The K-Series fire protection systems are engineered to meet the specific individual requirements of the kitchen being protected and are only designed following a comprehensive risk assessment taking into account the requirement of successful fire suppression and a client’s interruption potential.
’K-Series’ is one of the UK’s premier wet chemicals kitchen fire suppression systems and provides full protection to all cooking appliances, extract canopy and the extended duct work.
The system is electronically controlled with no mechanical moving parts. Installation comprises of a stainless steel cylinder 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 liquid 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.