I shared the post below a couple of weeks ago. At that time I was thinking who is enforcing this non-compliance? Was there any penalty?
Is it not in the best interest of the property owners or restaurant operators' to mitigate all potential risks of fire? As much as I wish to whinge; there is nothing much I can do except to highlight and bring it to the forefront of discussions.
Lo and behold, a fire broke out in Melbourne CBD today.
I guess, there is no bigger penalty than a fire breaking out and insurance is not paying!
I was ask to provide a second opinion on a project that yet again specified with internal linings c/w melinex; silencers for kitchen exhaust. I merely showed him this video and asked a single question “Will the melinex protect the insulation from the kitchen exhaust system cleaning process?”
I wondered how many kitchen exhaust systems were installed with internal linings and silencers? It really amaze me … internal linings and silencers are really fire risks in kitchen exhaust systems. You bet there will be more such installs … why do HVAC engineers allow acoustic engineers to put in duct linings into kitchen exhaust ducts? I guess “we just do not know what we do not know!”
One way to protect kitchen exhaust ducts is to seal the ducts internally such as with RZ-Ecoseal. It makes the cleaning process safer and more efficient.