Cooking with solid fuel has been a future
trend for many new restaurants because it is one
good way to cook – especially pizza and grill. These cooking appliances
powered by a solid fuel such as mesquite, coal and hardwood; and while
This cooking method provides different, interesting flavors, it also carries
the increased security risks. With the right amount of understanding and
Preparation, restaurant owners can safely use most solid fuel accessories.
What is solid fuel supply?
Solid fuel cooking refers to various forms of solid material that can be burned and
used to cook and heat food. Examples of solid fuels include wood, coal,
coal, wood pellets. While this cooking method
gives a unique charred and smoky flavor to food, it also presents one
elevated risk element.
Key elements of solid fuel cooking (NFPA 96-1
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops codes
and standards aimed at eliminating damage and losses due to fire, electricity and electricity
related hazards. NFPA 96 provides safety requirements designed to reduce
potential fire risk in commercial cooking. Download NFPA 96-14.
Kitchen ventilation system helps remove fat
particles from the air to create a safe and clean kitchen environment. In a commercial kitchen,
ventilation is also used to control exposure to airborne contaminants, such as
vapors and vapors, to provide a healthy and safe working environment.
- All makeup air systems
must have an exhaust system.
- Check the combustion
chamber each week for residues that can restrict the valve, start fire or cause
- Perform monthly
inspections and cleaning if they are contaminated.
- Fuel assembly
the exhaust system must be separated from all other appliances.
- Replace a replacement
Cooking with solid fuel increases the risk of fire because it gives rise to heat, smoke,
fat and creosote. To reduce the risk, appropriate fire protection and precautions
- Regulations for the size of the fire box: smaller fire boxes
equal to or less than five cubic feet need a 22A listed water spray or 1.6
fire extinguisher within 20 feet.
- Larger fire boxes
larger than five cubic feet need a fixed, water-supplied hose with one
adjustable nozzle that can produce a medium spray or mist.
- Larger fire boxes
- NOT bearings
- more than one day
supply of solid fuel in the same room as the appliance.
- fuel over or within
three meters of any heat-conducting device.
- fuel in the ash road
- more than one day
- All fuel storage areas
must have an NFPA 13 approved sprinkler system or water hose that can be reached
the whole room.
Wood storage should not create further
- Wood should be
is stored in a well-ventilated wooden house which is protected from moisture and rain.
- NOT store combustible materials in work premises,
winds, basements, under buildings or in yards.
- Car repair shops are not
suitable for storing wood.
The burning wood furnace requires ignition to start the day. To insure
total safety when lighting the wood, it is important that the kitchen sticks to
- DO NOT use flammable liquids to ignite any solid fuel
- All solid fuel
The appliances must be ignited with matches, an approved built-in gas flame or
another approved ignition source.
- NOT store matches, lighter or other portable
sources of ignition near the apparatus.
- After ignition, long-handled
forceps can be used to adjust the fuel position.
the day is finished and you close the shop, it is important to have the disposal
ash properly, since the heat mask has the potential to start fire.
- Put ashes in a metal
can with lid and remove daily.
- Use tools, not happening,
to remove ash from the chamber.
- All ash must be sprayed
with water before removal.
Keep the above safety instructions, codes,
and regulations in mind when training your employees to avoid dangers in you
Look at our extensive web fuel for food safety for solid fuel boilers
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Read more about reducing the risks
with solid fuel supply by reading, " Protect your restaurant: Minimizing solid fuel feed
Risks "or check out our white paper on cooking solid fuel.
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