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West Virginia University: Book Storage Facility

  • New 21,300 SF High-Density Book Storage Facility
  • WVU Library needed a high density book storage facility with a capacity ‎for approximately 1 million volume equivalents
  • The loading ‎on the floor amounts to 18,000 lbs
  • The storage facility has the following special features:‎
    • Bar Coding
    • High Level Order picker Vehicle
    • 3,000 SF Processing Area
    • High Density Shelving System
    • Provisions for Fire Protection
    • Close Tolerance Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning System
    • Lighting Upgrades: High pressure sodium lighting fixtures
    • Vapor Barriers: In order to maintain a relative humidity in the 40% or lower range it was ‎necessary to have a very tight vapor barrier around the high density storage system
    • “Super Flat” Floor for storage area