CALL FOR PROPOSALS – I-10: STANDARD FOR THE METHODOLOGY FOR INSPECTION OF COMMERCIAL KITCHEN EXHAUST CLEANING SYSTEMS

Proposals are now being accepted with regard to the ANSI/IKECA I-10 2015: Standard for the Methodology for Inspection of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Systems.

Please see contact the IKECA management team for an e-copy of the I-10 for review.

Equally as important, please find a memorandum from ANSI/IKECA Consensus Body Chairman and Vice Chairman on how proposals are to be submitted (specifically see page 3 of the “ANSI IKECA Standards Process”).

Via email to jdixon@fernley.com, please submit proposals you’d like considered by the ANSI/IKECA Consensus Body no later than 5pm EST on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Submissions sent after that date and time or not in accordance with the attached memorandum will not be considered for the 2020 revision cycle and will be deferred until the next revision cycle in 2025.

Contact John Dixon at jdixon@fernley.com with any questions or need for additional information.

Announcements

ANSI / IKECA Consensus Body

As a valued ally of the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA), you may be aware of the work of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Consensus Body.  The mission of the ANSI Consensus Body is to develop voluntary consensus standards for the cleaning, inspection, operation and maintenance of commercial kitchen exhaust systems for the purpose of protecting life and property from fire.   To date, our consensus body has developed cleaning and inspection standards, and our new maintenance standard will be approved and published in 2019…(click here to read more)

ANSI/IKECA Consensus Body 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 ANSI Consensus Body Standards Development Committee
100 North 20th Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103

ANSI/IKECA I10

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.

ANSI/IKECA C10

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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