Just six months after announcing its new hopper doors had passed a third party 2.5 hour fire test, Chute Fire Certification UK® has launched its new 2-in-1 Chute System – currently the only system in the UK that has a 4 hour certification by an independent UKAS accredited fire research facility.
Managing Director Avene Furness-Monks is delighted with the results of the test and says “The unique benefit of this system is that it acts as a two in one system. The two elements work together to provide the ultimate combination in passive fire safety; the first is an automatic interlocking blade that will close when temperatures reach 72 degrees. The second element is a separate chute closure door which is fitted at head heights to ensure easy access by maintenance staff for safe change-over of bins and maintenance of the bin rooms.”
The new system undertook its four-hour fire rating in accordance with BS476: Part 21: 1987 at Cambridge Fire Research, which also confirmed that the interlocking blade shut 46 seconds into the test.
Chute Fire Certification UK® remains the only chute inspection and service provider to ensure that only certified technicians inspect refuse or laundry chutes. As a UK manufacturer of chutes, the organisation can provide bespoke solutions, such as the twin-refuse system.
The images above show the benefit obtained by Wates Living Space following refurbishment works from Chute Fire Certification UK® (photographs care of Birmingham City Council).