There are three main gas safety concerns within commercial kitchens and beverage dispensing applications such as:
- Fast Food
- Fast Casual
Common Restaurant Applications
Equipment Layout Recommendations
COMBUSTIBLE GASES (LEL)
Appliances in kitchens, such as grills, stoves, and fryers, often use natural gas or propane for their heating source. Leaks of these gases can lead to explosions. Using the Macurco GD-6 or GD-12 (LEL Detector) allows one to shut off valves and/or turn on ventilation equipment.
CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)
Carbon Monoxide is a by-product of the incomplete combustion of these fuel-type gases. Using the Macurco CM-6 or CM-12 (Carbon Monoxide Detector) allows one to shut off valves and/or turn on ventilation equipment.
CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2)
Legislation dictates any storage of a Carbon Dioxide tank exceeding 100lbs for beverage dispensing must result in a Carbon Dioxide monitor present. There are two versions of this code which is based on what year of IFC the State has adopted. Using the Macurco CD-6B or CD-6MC (Carbon Dioxide Detector) allows one to be notified of a leak or unsafe levels of CO2.