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

I10

The I10: Standard for the Methodology for Inspection 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 proper methodology for inspecting systems. Copies are now available in the online store.

View the full press release regarding the approval of the ANSI approved IKECA I10-2015: Standard for the Methodology for Inspection of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems

New Agreement Reached with NFPA

IKECA has entered into an agreement with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). As such, the cleaning, inspection, and end user maintenance standards will be re-titled to the following: Standard for the Methodology for …., along with some modifications to the current cleaning standard, and the draft inspection and end user standards.

C10

The C10: Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems-2016 is open for proposals.  Download, complete and submit the proposal form. Refer to the C10 Revision Timeline.

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