ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Fusible Link Placement in Range Hood Suppression Systems   [open pdf - 128KB]

"Automatic fire protection systems installed in commercial kitchen hood and duct assemblies generally are operated by fusible links installed in strategic locations in the exhaust air flow. These locations vary by manufacturer and cooking line arrangement, but generally include releasing mechanisms in the exhaust duct, plenum, and above specific appliances. The releasing mechanism usually is operated by a stainless steel cable that is stretched taut (under tension) connecting all of the fusible links and the suppression system control head. When a link melts and the cable slackens, the control head releases the fire suppression agent through the system."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. FP-2006-23
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Date:
2006-06-06
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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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