The University of Washington not only had to find space to store 1.9 million small bones, but they needed to transfer them from their Styrofoam storage containers to a cardboard container during processing (equating to a total of 12,000 boxes that needed to be stored on site).
Spacesaver Northwest, the authorized Spacesaver Representative in Washington, had provided a high-density mobile storage system over twenty years ago to house the School’s fish collection. This collection includes 4100 species of fish, equal to 300,000 adult fish samples in jars or in large refrigerated drawers that were custom designed by the university and Spacesaver Northwest.
This system is still actively in use and being accessed on a daily basis. Due to this successful, long-lasting installation, the School knew exactly who could help them solve their latest mobile storage challenges.
Spacesaver Northwest recommended ActivRAC 7M outfitted with standard industrial-grade raking to store the massive otolith collection. The rail used with ActivRAC 7M is anchored right into the unfinished concrete, which means no raised floor or grouting was needed to complete this mobilized storage installation. This helped keep costs down for the University and meant that the room didn’t need to be altered prior to the installation.
This preservation storage is solved! Check out the case study for further details.