ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Commercial Cooking: Cooking Hood Luminaires   [open pdf - 405KB]

"The environment beneath a commercial cooking hood is the perfect place for an unwanted fire to occur: grease-laden vapors suspended in warm air coming into contact with open flames and electrical appliances. One potential ignition source that is addressed by NFPA 70 [National Fire Protection Association], 'National Electrical Code', is the installation of the wiring and the equipment forming the parts of luminaires (fixtures) beneath the hood where grease might accumulate in combustible mixtures. Where illumination is provided inside a commercial cooking hood, luminaires that are identified by Underwriters Laboratories or another approved independent lab for use within the hood can be installed as long as the temperature limitations of the luminaire, the conductors, and the wiring method connected to the luminaire are not exceeded."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. FP-2009-5
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Date:
2009-02-03
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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