Sizing a Laundry
The fundamental requirement in planning is to estimate or calculate the dry weight
of articles to be processed. This exercise may entail the use of acceptable
norms or calculating the future load based upon available data. Having done this,
the next step is to decide on the type of washer(s) most suitable in terms of
the quantity and type of articles to be laundered. The type of generic washing
equipment chosen will determine, to a large extent, the other major equipment
required. The type of equipment chosen will have a major impact upon the space
requirements in terms of area and height. After this exercise, the
preliminary broad space requirements can be established with the use of
acceptable norms, followed by detailed space calculations.
Estimating or calculating the dry weight of articles to be processed
Calculating the weight of articles
Translating the total dry weight of articles into kilograms per hour
This information courtesy of Division of Building Technology, CSIR.