Red carpet treatment for kitchen fire specialist

Nobel Fire Systems has teamed up with Chesterfield dealer Catering Projects to complete a commercial kitchen job for Britain’s largest cinema chain.

Odeon Cinemas recently converted its site at Whiteleys Shopping Centre in London’s Bayswater district to a boutique cinema with five screens and reclining leather seats.

The refurbishment also involved a kitchen renovation, with hot food such as fried squid and venison chilli freshly cooked and served straight from the kitchen to the audience.

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As the kitchen is on-site, Nobel was brought into to ensure full protection against all possible fire risks and assess critical appliances, canopy and ductwork.

Working closely with Catering Projects, it fitted its K-Series fire suppression system in the kitchen, which the company says meets with all fire suppression requirements. It also complies with the aesthetic qualities demanded by Odeon, with no ugly pipework to be boxed in or protruding nozzles on show.

Ben Parker, commercial director of Lancashire-based Nobel Fire Systems, said the system was installed with minimum operational disruption.

“It’s proved to be yet another ground breaking and prestigious project,” he said. “None of us can afford to be complacent when it comes to fire risk and safety issues because as we well know, complacency can have devastating consequences.”

Nobel’s K-Series fire protection systems are electronically controlled and contain no mechanical moving parts.

Installations comprise of one or a number of stainless steel cylinders, each containing a highly effective F class wet chemical liquid designed specifically for fast flame knock down and fire suppression.

Nobel says its products have been installed in many of the UK’s leading catering establishments including Jamie Oliver, Nando’s, Rick Stein, Cadbury Cocoa House and Boodle’s.

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