CONTAINERIZED BATCH LAUNDRY (CBL)
THEORY OF OPERATION
The Laundry, Batch, Containerized (CBL) operates as a standalone system, and is comprised of two
washers, two dryers, an internal water boiler, a water reuse filtration system, utility connectors (source
water, graywater, and electrical), circuit breaker panels to distribute power and provide circuit protection,
and a Programmable Logic Control (PLC) which provides centralized control of all components outside of
the washers and dryers. The system is a manned station designed to process 150 to 200 pounds of
laundry per hour including batches of uniforms and hospital linens.
The CBL is housed in a modified 8-ft x 8-ft x 20-ft ISO cargo container (Figure 1, Item 1). Two 50-pound
capacity automatic washers and two 75-pound capacity automatic electric dryers are housed within the
CBL container. Main access to the CBL is through double entrance doors, which are opened before
attachment of the TEMPER (Figure 1, Item 2) and bootwall. Service entry doors (Figure 1, Item 3) at
each end of the CBL allow access to the back of both the washers and dryers.
The 16-ft x 20-ft TEMPER (Figure 1, Item 2) is used as a work station for accepting, sorting, and
distributing laundry. The TEMPER attaches to the CBL container (Figure 1, Item 1) by means of a
modified endwall. The TEMPER is equipped with lighting and utility receptacles to provide the necessary
illumination and electrical service for the workspace. The TEMPER lighting is equipped with blue sleeves
for operation in blackout condition.
Figure 1. CBL.