Industry News | November 5, 2014

Accurex Unveils New Fire Ready Hood

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Accurex’s new Fire Ready Hood, Model XRRS, functions as a standard ventilation range hood with the added capacity to suppress stovetop fires, addressing the challenge of protecting residential-style appliances used in commercial settings.

Designed for use over a standard 30 or 36-inch residential range, the Fire Ready Hood incorporates a UL300A Listed self-contained, commercial-style automatic fire suppression system. The hood’s exhaust fan can be either manually operated with the face-mounted dial or automatically operated based on the hood temperature that is monitored by an onboard controller. If the hood temperature is elevated beyond normal operation, the controller will disable the appliance via the factory-supplied appliance disconnect. An audible alarm and dry contact will be engaged to alert occupants and building alarms of elevated temperatures. If temperatures continue to rise beyond the rating of the system’s fusible link, Amerex 660 agent will be released through four nozzles directed at the appliance and one nozzle into the exhaust duct. The Fire Ready Hood is ideal for applications where residential-style appliances are used for non-commercial cooking, such as dorms, offices lunchrooms, churches, fire stations, and military housing.

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