BCAB #1061 - Ventilation for Cooking Equipment, Sentence 220.127.116.11.(4)
May 10, 1989
Re: Ventilation for Cooking Equipment, Sentence 18.104.22.168.(4)
With reference to your letter of March 20, 1989 regarding the application of Sentence 22.214.171.124.(4) of the B.C. Building Code.
The question has arisen due to the use of an additional cooking appliance, a domestic type of non-stick plug-in griddle. An earlier Appeal #687 enclosed, outlined the general principles which we felt would warrant the need for NFPA 96 hoods under Sentence 126.96.36.199.(4). Inevitably there will be marginal situations requiring value judgement, this is impossible to avoid, but the Code intention is clearly to accommodate the heavy discharge of grease laden vapours.
However, on the basis of the information supplied we would not regard the use of a domestic griddle in this situation, similar to the particular type in question, as sufficient to justify the need for an NFPA 96 hood. Accordingly Sentence 188.8.131.52.(4) would not be applicable.
J.C. Currie, Chair