Accommodating Facility Systems in Vertical Space
A client in Milford, NH needed a way to house their humidifier system without interfering with foot traffic. They also wanted to keep as much of their floor space open to other processes and staff.
The specific area in question consisted of a high-speed door that provided access into another area of the facility. The main concern for this area was keeping it open with a safe access path for fork trucks and facility staff as they could.
Since the available floor space was minimal, we decided to take full advantage of the manufacturer’s vertical space above the high-speed door. We implemented a mezzanine to provide the proper support needed for the humidifier. We chose to use Wildeck, Inc. to supply the mezzanine as we knew they would be able to design a solution to adhere to our dimensions and the client’s special requirements.
To properly accommodate to safety standards a bar grating deck was chosen to allow overhead lighting and sprinkler systems to pass through the structure down to the facility floor.
A custom deck height and column spans were implemented to provide the access needed by the manufacturer’s staff and fork trucks. The mezzanine deck was also customized to accommodate the building column protruding from the wall allowing the mezzanine to align flush with the wall surface.
For access to the mezzanine, ships ladders and an access gate were implemented.
The ships ladders would provide a way for staff to traverse up and down the mezzanine, while also making use of minimal floor space as it was valuable to the client.
The access gate would allow the humidifier to be transferred to the mezzanine via forklift, as well as provide transportation for tools and materials needed for maintenance down the road. An edgealert™ open gate alarm was then implemented on the access gate for increased safety with flashing amber lights to signal when the gate was opened.
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