IKECA Technical Standards Development Committee

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The IKECA Technical Standards Development Committee strives for balance of all interested and affected parties, giving them an opportunity to participate in development of American National Standards for commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning, inspection and maintenance. By adhering to ANSI’s due process of openness, balance, and consensus, members will help to serve and protect the public. Please contact IKECA association headquarters if you would like to be involved, have relevant experience, and fit in the following interest categories: end users, restaurant industry, fire-prevention authorities, insurance, code enforcement authorities, kitchen exhaust system designers, engineers, installers. Please contact info@ikeca.org to receive an application. Applicants are then presented to the Standards Development Committee for consideration and balloting. See the current interest categories.

IKECA develops voluntary consensus standards for the cleaning, inspection, and user maintenance of commercial cooking operations for the purpose of protecting life and property from fire. IKECA became an American National Standards Institute accredited standards developer in 2009.

IKECA has been recognized as a standards writing organization by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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.

For many years, the commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning industry has relied on NFPA 96®, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, which is developed and maintained by the Technical Committee on Venting Systems for Cooking Appliances of the National Fire Protection Association. IKECA has long been and is represented on this committee. IKECA/ANSI standards will work in concert with NFPA 96.