Escape Chute Information
INGSTROM Escape Chute system is a universally designed product that is accessible and usable by the greatest number of people, regardless of their capabilities. It is a fast and efficient escape system, which is ready to use within a few seconds from release. Depending of the length and construction it enables as many as 30 people a minute during emergency situation.
An easy escape system
The INGSTROM Escape Chute can be used to evacuate disabled, old, children and unconscious patients as patients in stretchers in a quicker and safer way than traditional rescue equipment.
The escape chute consists of three layers with different properties. The outer layer protects against heat, fire and smoke. The intermediate layer contributes the possibility for evacuees to regulate speed when passes down the chute. The inner layer contributes to strength of the chute and also provides to a high wear resistance.
This unique chute is constructed by combining three separate layers of specialized materials that protect users from fire, heat and smoke.
Inner Layer : The inner layer is made by of two materials, Twaron® and Rohvyl® that has been uniquely woven together. This hybrid fabric is extremely strong, wear and fire resistant but also flexible. The inner layer bears the load of the total chute and is able to withstand approximately 10,000 kilos or a maximum load of 5,600 kilos per metre width of fabric.
Middle Layer : The middle layer is made by of an elastic ‘spun cell’ made of Lycra ® and Modlacrylic fibres. This hybrid fabric is extremely elastic and can easily increase three times in size. The middle layer slows the evacuees when passing through the chute, the speed is reduced or increased by evacuees presses elbows against the chute.
Outer Layer : The outer layer of the chute is made by of flexible glass fibre which provides protection against fire, heat and smoke. It resist temperatures up to 800°C and can withstand even higher temperatures if the chute is doused with water.
Types of escape chutes
Mobiltex offer large range of escape chute solutions. The basic supply contains three types of escape chutes which can be offered according to desired length
Single-Entry escape chute serves only one floor in a structure or building on which it is installed.
Multi-Entry escape chute serves every floor, similar to stairwell in a multi-floor building.
Portable rescue chute is mounted on the skylift/ladder truck for high rise rescue operations.