Restaurant Suppression Systems

Although Ansul has been and continues to be the dominant brand in the restaurant fire suppression industry, Silco is experienced and trained in servicing all brands of restaurant fire suppression systems.

Regarding Ansul, distribution is limited to select companies. Silco is the largest authorized Ansul distributor in Ohio. For many years, Silco chaired Ansul’s Distributor Advisory Council.


Inspections & Service

Inspection and Service is our specialty. 25,000 customers rely on Silco for periodic inspection and service of critical fire protection equipment.All Silco restaurant technicians are also trained to service your Fire Extinguishers and Exit & Emergency Lighting. We realize that a consistent technician is very important to our customers. Silco assigns a technician to your account so that we become familiar with you and your facility. Emergency service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.


New Systems

Contact Us for a consultation and quote for your new fire suppression system. Whether you are interested in an Ansul brand system or an alternative brand, Silco can provide you a proposal that meets your needs and budget.


What is UL 300?

Since 1998 fire code has required fire suppression systems to be upgraded to the UL 300 standard only when certain conditions were met. This has now changed. The current version of the fire code (NFPA 96 standard) now requires all systems to be upgraded to the UL 300 standard effective January 1, 2014.

If you are not familiar with UL 300, Underwriters Laboratory published a new standard in 1994 for restaurant fire suppressions systems due to the introduction of vegetable oil as a cooking media (in place of lard) and higher efficiency cooking equipment. The standard was based on extensive fire testing. The results of the testing showed that more agent and higher agent flow rates were needed to effectively extinguish a fire. In some situations this was 3 to 4 times greater than the system designs available at the time.



Ohio Restaurant Association

Fire Suppression Systems Association
National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
National Fire Protection Association
Society of Fire Protection Engineers

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