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 188.8.131.52 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 ANSI Consensus Body Standards Development Committee
100 North 20th Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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 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.
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.
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