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).