Case Study for University Chemical Storage
The Problem To Be Solved on Campus
The University of Arkansas is a large public research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their science centers and institutes were established with collaboration in mind to allow research to thrive. The University Office of Facilities Management realized the importance of relocating a majority of lab chemicals to a central location on campus. The ideal location was conveniently placed central to all necessary departments while creating a single point for deliveries and pick up of chemicals or hazardous waste. In this case study for the University Chemical Storage, we show how consolidation would also allow for easier inventory control and monitored access.
The Solution for the University Chemical Storage Needs
U.S. Chemical Storage proposed a threefold solution: two ChemLoc® buildings – one with two rooms and one with three. Each room was customized for the different classifications of chemicals to be stored inside. For instance, the “corrosion” room featured fiberglass flooring instead of galvanized steel. One room featured a refrigeration unit for chemicals requiring a specific temperature point.
A third building was designed as a 4-hour fire-rated SuperLoc® specifically for flammable and combustible materials storage. One of the three rooms in this building featured several gas cylinder racks and detection sensors.
Advantages of The 3 Chemical Storage Buildings
Since the three buildings were on a continuously growing campus, the ability to move these buildings if necessary in the future was an additional advantage. In the end, three prefabricated buildings achieved flexibility that would not have been possible with traditional site-built construction.
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