THE WILD DOG
can the FM shut me down though ? i'm mobile. As far as grease laden vapors, isn't that what the exhaust hood is for ?
WildDog, in ILLINOIS..............................I don't know your states rules
1st Does your local FM inspect Restaurants, or trailers, food or any other kind, for fire safety? Have you called them and asked? If not do so.
2nd Usually it's a guy from your local fire department that inspects buildings, theaters, restaurants, and food trailers, for fire safety. In fact they are in a sub department of the fire department that is called "Fire Safety". A Fire Marshall is over the entire state and deals with much bigger issues.
3rd Call your local fire department non emergency number and ask them who inspects resturants, and food trailers, for fire suppression systems.
4th Grease vapors collect in grease (exhaust) hoods, and the hoods function is to pull the vapors thru the filters and send the smoke outside while keeping the grease in the filters.
Exhaust hoods unless cleaned on a regular bases can catch on fire. But a fire suppression system is set to put out a fire when they occur under the hood or inside the hood exhaust system.
5th the only information you can gather here or from a friend is second hand you really need to nail down solid answers to your questions, by calling or better yet going to the local fire department and asking point blank from the final authority. Then you know you have it straight. This does not include your HD inspector they deal with HD rules and usually don't know squat about fire safety.
Although your state or others may be different and that's another reason to go talk to the fire department to find your answers. Then if they send you in another direction go there and ask your questions.