Laundry Chute

The laundry chute is a vertical stainless steel
conduit installed mostly in hospitals, nursing homes,
and hotels. It facilitates getting the laundry down
to the laundry room.

The chutes are made of stainless steel by a technical specification which addresses all the building's chief concerns (laundry collection, cleanliness, ventilation, acoustics, fire safety).

The specification is identical to that of the garbage
chute except for the round floor apertures that make
it easier to throw in the laundry bags, and their
matching fire hatches.



Technical Details
Conduit
Stainless steel 304
Floor Clamps
Insolated with acoustic natural rubber separating
them from the chute and preventing vibration
Floor Apertures
Round, for convenient throwing in of laundry with
hatches that meet SI 1212 standard for fireproof
doors.
Sprinkler Box
Attached to the chute in all the floors, intermediately,
as by the fire extinguishing requirements
45 degrees Bend
At the lower part of the chute, with external acoustic protection coating
Widening 45 degrees Bend (optional)
Perfect for acoustic isolation of the spot where the laundry bags drop and for reducing the risk of chute congestion
Trapdoor
Hung on a thermal fuse that melts down at 72
degrees C for immediate hatch shut-off in case
of fire (fire fighting authorities requisite)
Electric Cleaning Mechanism
Made up of a stand, a motor, driving transmission,
steel cable, and a special brush that cleans the
chute walls when the mechanism is activated. The
mechanism is supplied water and includes an outer
ring where detergent can be added.
Ventilation System
Underneath the cleaning mechanism, a manifold of
10'' – 12'' hoses with ventilation pipes and an
option for connection to a fan or a purpose made
below for constant suction of air from the chute
(this system is installed in addition to the floor
garbage disposal rooms' ventilation.)
Odor Control (optional)
Installing a system that sprinkles disinfectants into
the chute and smell neutralizers on each floor
Floor Alert System (optional)
To prevent laundry being thrown down the chute
while the cleaning mechanism is working.
  - Electronic System
    Including an indicator light and a warning sign
  - Hatch Lock
    Automatically engaged by means of electromagnets     when the cleaning mechanism is activated


Architectural Requirements

The system planning and the chute installation
very much depend on the initial design made by
the building architect.

The architect must address all aspects directly or indirectly pertaining to the system.

 The main laundry room

 Compactor compatibility.

 Bottom bend – precise measurements

 Fire safety provisions and standards

 Noise and acoustics

 Floor disposal room – location, airing, fire
    standard, etc.

 Location of the chute's ventilation and
    cleaning systems – service floor/roof

 Cleaning mechanism activation alert

 Fire hatches

 Ventilation and odor control

Long term maintenance.
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Conduit
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Floor Clamps
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Floor Apertures
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Sprinkler Box
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45 degrees Bend
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Widening 45 degrees Bend
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Trapdoor
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Electric Cleaning Mechanism
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Ventilation System
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