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Fryer to open flame appliance clearnace

Discussion in 'Commercial Mechanical Codes' started by fireguy, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Codegeek

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    That was not my point. My point was that if a standard has direction on how to more clearly help a CO in determining if something is compliant, then use it. I'm not suggesting that a CO use a document to enforce just to get their rocks off. It's those that do that give the rest of the CO's a terrible reputation.
     
  2. cda

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    Do not know how it works in the international community,

    But the extinguishing company installers around here do look at fryer clearance and certify the system has it
     
  3. beach

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    That one got me wondering, so I checked NFPA 96 (2011) Section 12.1.2.5.1 which states: "If the fryer and the surface flames are at different horizontal planes, the minimum height of 203mm (8 in.) shall be measured from the higher of the two." (underscore mine)

    I believe you would still need a a min. 8" baffle plate if the fryer is below 8" from the cooktop
     
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    Just to clarify

    If the fryer is 6" below the surface flame then a minimum 2" plate would be needed to meet the 8" requirement.

    Correct

    Or do you think an 8" plate would still be required?
     
  5. beach

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    My opinion is that the difference in height between the fryer and cooktop is not relevant, the min. 8" baffle gets installed on the highest of the two appliances or, if they were the same height, either one.
     
  6. cda

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    I believe you would still need a a min. 8" baffle plate if the fryer is below 8" from the cooktop""""

    Good point , now need to start looking at that thanks

    As we all know it is the vapors that burn, not the liquid
     
  7. fireguy

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    True, but when you have a basket of onion rings dripping grease, then pass the basket over the gas charbroiler, you get fumes.
     
  8. cda

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    OK time to wake up this thread


    So how do you measure the sixteen inches???




    Between the fryer and any open-top flame units:

    16" (41 cm)


    From NFPA 96


    12.1.2.4


    All deep-fat fryers shall be installed with at least a 406 mm (16 in.) space between the fryer and surface flames from adjacent cooking equipment.



    Commentary::::

    It is important to note that the distance to be measured is not between appliances or even between cooking surfaces. This minimum distance is measured between the nearest edge of the deep-fat fryer appliance and the actual surface flames of any adjacent appliance. Since electric cooking appliances typically do not have flames, the distance between them and a deep-fat fryer is not an issue. Exhibit 12.1 shows a situation where the fryer is located within 406 mm (16 in.) of the other cooking equipment. However, because the other cooking equipment is electric and does not produce a flame, this separation requirement does not apply.
     
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    Barrier


    Yes or No??????????
     
  10. cda

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    Barrier

    Yes or No ???

    assume the two appliances are touching
     

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