517.0 Solid-Fuel Cooking Operations
Exception: Solid-fuel cooking appliances listed for installation in confined spaces such as alcoves shall be installed in accordance with the terms of the listing and the manufacturer's installation instructions. [NFPA 96:14.2.3]
Exception: Cooking equipment not requiring automatic fire-extinguishing equipment (in accordance with Section 513.0) shall be permitted to be installed under a common hood with solid-fuel cooking equipment that is served by a duct system separate from other exhaust systems. [NFPA 96:14.3.5]
- The solid fuel holder (smoker box) shall be listed with the gas-operated equipment.
- The solid fuel holder shall be located underneath the gas burner.
- Spark arresters that are in accordance with Section 517.1.6 shall be provided.
- The maximum quantity of solid fuel consumed shall not exceed 4.5 pounds (2.04 kg) per hour per 100 000 Btu/hr (29 kW) of gas burner capacity.
- The gas-operated equipment shall be protected by a fire suppression system listed for the equipment, including the solid fuel holder.
- Gas-operated equipment with integral solid fuel holder(s) intended for flavoring, such as a radiant charbroiler(s), shall comply with the requirements of UL 300 that address the gas radiant charbroiler(s) and mesquite wood char-broiler(s).
- A fire suppression system nozzle(s) shall be installed to protect the solid fuel holder.
- The fire suppression system shall be designed and installed to protect the entire cooking operation.
- The solid fuel holder shall be limited to a size of 2000 cubic inches (0.0328 m3), with no dimension to exceed 20 inches (508 mm).
- A maximum of one solid fuel holder for each 100 000 Btu/hr (29 kW), or portion thereof, of burner capacity shall be permitted.
- The inspection frequency shall be the same as for solid fuel cooking operations in Table 514.3. [NFPA 96:14.3.4]
Exception: Where acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction, solid-fuel cooking appliances constructed of solid masonry or reinforced portland or refractory cement concrete and vented in accordance with NFPA 211 shall not require fixed automatic fire-extinguishing equipment. [NFPA 96:14.7.1, 14.7.2]
Exception: Where acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction, solid-fuel cooking appliances constructed of solid masonry or reinforced portland or refractory cement concrete and vented in accordance with NFPA 211 shall not require automatic fire-extinguishing equipment for the protection of grease removal devices, hoods, and duct systems. [NFPA 96:14.7.4]
- Where approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, fuel storage areas shall be permitted to be protected with a fixed water pipe system with a hose capable of reaching all parts of the area.
- In lieu of the sprinkler system outlined in Section 517.7.6, a listed 2-A rated water spray fire extinguisher or a 1.6 gallon (6.1 L) wet chemical fire extinguisher listed for Class K fires with a travel distance of not more than 20 feet (6096 mm) to the solid fuel piles shall be permitted to be used for a solid fuel pile, provided that the fuel pile does not exceed 5 cubic feet (0.14 m3). [NFPA 96:220.127.116.11 — 18.104.22.168]