CEDA and HETAS collaborate on new guidance
Solid fuel fired catering equipment has seen a huge increase in popularity in the last couple of years. HETAS has spent the last 18 months in close collaboration with ceda to produce some much-needed industry guidelines. These guidelines are in harmony with the latest version of DW172, the specification for commercial kitchen ventilation systems.
CEDA Ltd is the premier Trade Association representing the most professional Catering Equipment Distributors and Service companies in the UK. Click here to find out more about ceda.
With no “ready-made” document available, Peter Kay from ceda has spent the last 18 months in close collaboration with HETAS to produce some much-needed industry guidelines.
Understanding the risk
There are a number of risks associated with this type of equipment including:
- Production of carbon monoxide
- Sparks from the fuels being burned
- Very high temperature exhaust fumes
Aimed at a broad cross section of the industry, the guide is recommended for foodservice operators, kitchen design teams, equipment suppliers and installers, ventilation designers and engineers, maintenance engineers and ventilation cleaning specialists.
Topics covered include all aspects of equipment selection and positioning, ventilation, fire suppression, equipment operation, fuel types plus storage and handling, cleaning equipment and ductwork and maintenance issues.
HETAS and ceda expect the guide to become the go to document for the industry.
HETAS Registrants can access a free to download pdf version of the guidance document in the HETAS Technical Area. Alternatively, contact the HETAS Technical Helpline for advice.
The document entitled “Guidance on best practice for the safe installation, operation and maintenance of solid fuel fired catering equipment in commercial premises” is available from ceda for a cost of £50. To order a copy please visit the website www.ceda.co.uk/contact-us/ or contact ceda directly on 01386 793911 or by email at email@example.com.