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This multiple escape chute system is installed inside a
protected vertical shaft enclosure that is constructed in accordance to local fire code
that provides protection from fire effects for evacuees so that it can be used safely for
egress. This interior chute is constructed of 2 layers, the outer layer provides a speed
restraining effect, and the inner layer supports the whole weight of chute. The chute is
installed in segment at each floor level inside the fire-protected shaft, one segment of
chute per floor, from the highest floor to the ground floor on the same vertical line. One
chute serves many floors and occupants can gain access to the chute at each floor.
It has no length and height constraints. The longest one in
use is 165m at the Nation Tower, Bangkok, Thailand.
This one entry chute installed in old or existing building
whereby there is no possibility of incorporating the "Multi-Entry" chute. Each
chute installation at window, balcony, rooftop, best serves the occupants of that
particular floor. This exterior chute is constructed of 3 layers, the outer layer is fire
resistant - protects the chute against flames, the middle layer provides a speed
restraining effect, and the inner layer supports the whole weight of chute. This 3-way
protection protects the evacuees once inside the chute from fire, heat, and smoke during
evacuation. Available in a maximum length of 200m. The longest such chute in use to date
is 122m at Intraco Building, Warsaw, Poland.
- Recommended only when there are no possibilities for
installation of multi-entry mode.
- One chute serves one floor.
- Weather sensitive, sensitive to strong wind, need more
maintenance for outdoor units.
- Need stable platform to support people with a total weight
of 1000kg regardless of chute length.
- Custom makes platform and need about 2sqm space for
- The unit has a unique entrance and the full-length chute is
folded into a closed container with a rapid opening device.
- The container is mounted on a chute platform.
- Installation sites: window, balcony, terrace, rooftop,
- Maximum length of chute or height of building is 200m.
- Three layers chute fabrics: Outer layer - Fiberglass, Middle
layer - Spuncell elastic, Inner layer - Kevlar).
- Other accessories: Emergency light, Exit light. Walky-talky,
Escape smokes hood.
Escape Chutes can be fitted to Fire Department Aerial
Ladders and Snorkel Platforms, this will increase the rate at which evacuees can be
evacuated from a high rise building, thus reducing the risk exposure of the fireman. The
movable/portable chute has become standard rescue equipment used by fire bridges worldwide
for high rise rescue operations. With additional equipment, the portable platform can also
be mounted on the parapet of the balcony and window. The chute is constructed of 3 layers,
the outer layer is fire resistant-protects the chute against flames, the middle layer
provides a speed restraining effect, and the inner layer supports the whole weight of
chute. This 3-way protection protect the evacuees once inside the chute from flame, heat,
and smoke during rescue operation. The longest one in use is 61m on Bronto Skylift.
With the Aluminum legs the standard fire truck platform can
be move to the windows or balcony. The set contains of 2 expanding vertical legs (work
with 2 hydraulic jacks) and 2 horizontal arms.
Various Entry Types
From the roof or a balcony
From the roof thru a smoke-proof cabinet
System folded inside the window
A door opening outside
Another window exit system
Multi entry cabins mounted outside the building