Default Simple ? regarding kernel & system wipe.

When doing a system wipe in SafeStrap OR during a given ROM install, does it also wipe the kernel or is that on a separate partition and left alone?
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Gear w/ Tizen NE9-Rooted

Asus Transformer TF300T : ★★★[TF300 KitKat 4.4.4][CROMBi-kk RC2][F2FS | DATA2SD | ROM2SD | CM11 ][AUG 11]★★★