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IKECA standards are voluntary and consensus standards; IKECA will make no effort to enforce compliance with any of its standards, nor will it attempt to influence any governmental agency to adopt its standards as mandatory, although it will certainly cooperate with any governmental agencies seeking its assistance.

ANSI/IKECA I10-2nd Edition
Standard for the Methodology for Inspection of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems

The International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA), an international non-profit trade organization committed to fire prevention and life safety by advancing the quality of cleaning, inspection, and maintenance of commercial kitchen exhaust systems worldwide, announces the availability of a new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI/IKECA Standard I10-2nd Edition.

The ANSI/IKECA Standard I10-2nd Edition was developed through a consensus standards development process approved by the American National Standards Institute. This process brings together volunteers representing varied viewpoints and interests to achieve consensus on the Standard. Volunteers from IKECA administer the process and established rules to promote fairness in the development of consensus. ANSI/IKECA Standard I10-2nd Edition is targeted toward owners and managers of facilities, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), insurance loss control specialists, and those interested in industry-accepted processes procedures for the cleaning, inspection, and maintenance of commercial kitchen exhaust systems.

Copies are now available in the IKECA online store.

M10

The M10 Standard for the Methodology for Maintenance of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and represents a major commitment to advance the kitchen exhaust cleaning profession. It brings greater attention to the vital role of the maintenance of kitchen exhaust systems. Copies are now available in the online store.

Announcements

IKECA Technical Standards Development Committee statement on Leak Testing of Type I Grease Duct Systems – January 18, 2018.

It is the position of this committee that all Type I grease duct systems be tested to meet the requirements of the International Mechanical Code (IMC), Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 96, and ASHRAE Standard 154 to ensure these systems are liquid-tight as required by the codes and standards.

It is further the position of this committee that to ensure the “liquid-tight” requirement is upheld, water-testing as described in ASHRAE 154, 2016 edition section 5.2.1.2 be the method of execution for performing these tests.

While several of the codes and standards do offer alternative testing to the water-test method, it is the experience of this committee that the other methods are less than 100% accurate in the determination of leak locations within the grease duct systems.

For further explanation please feel free to write to:
International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association
c/o IKECA Technical Standards Development Committee
2331 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050

ANSI/IKECA C10-2021 Standard for the Methodology for Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems – 2021 Edition

This first edition of IKECA C10-2011, Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems, was developed by the IKECA Standards Development Committee Consensus Body. It approved the standard on September 1, 2011. It was approved as an American National Standard on December 9, 2011. This is the second edition of the ANSI/IKECA C10 Standard titled ANSI/IKECA C10-2021. It was approved as a revised American National Standard on November 12, 2020.

Copies are now available in the IKECA online store.