REPORT ON COMMENTS – ANSI-IKECA M10 (DRAFT) – STANDARD FOR THE METHODOLOGY FOR MAINTENANCE OF COMMERCIAL KITCHEN EXHAUST CLEANING SYSTEMS
The Report of Comments (Dated 6.27.2019) for the ANSI-IKECA M10 (DRAFT) is now available for review. Access the document (PDF – editing restricted) here.
The comments period has been closed for several months and no further comments will be considered for inclusion in the M10 in its current cycle. The next opportunity for proposals or comments on the M10 will be in 2024.
REPORT ON PROPOSALS – ANSI – IKECA I10 – STANDARD FOR THE METHODOLOGY FOR INSPECTION OF COMMERICAL KITCHEN EXHAUST CLEANING SYSTEMS
The Report on Proposals for the current ANSI-IKECA I10 (2015 Edition) is now available for review. Access the document (PDF – editing restricted) here.
To propose any changes to the proposals detailed within this Report on Proposals, please see the paragraph and document below.
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”).
Should you wish to submit comments on the ANSI-IKECA Report on Proposals, please send them via email in the proper format (as detailed in the memorandum above) to email@example.com no later than close of business (8pm PST) August 16, 2019. Comments submitted after that date, or not properly formatted will not be accepted.
Should you require a copy of the ANSI-IKECA I-10, they may be purchased by contacting DeAnn Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information or specific questions, please contact John Dixon at email@example.com.
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)
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 220.127.116.11 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
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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