IKECA Standards


ANSI/IKECA I10: Standard for the Methodology for Inspection of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems

The ANSI/IKECA 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/IKECA I10-2015: Standard for the Methodology for Inspection of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems.

New Agreement Reached with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
IKECA has entered into an agreement with the 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.

ANSI/IKECA C10: Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems
The cleaning standard ANSI/IKECA C10: Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems-2011, have closed. Please see the current revision cycle schedule of C10 Standard.

ANSI Standards Development Committee 

Can You Make a Difference with Your Expertise? The ANSI 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  information@ikeca.org to receive an application. Applicants are then presented to the Consensus Body 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.
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.
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