“The door needs to be 2 feet up on the wall.” That was what Steve Nelson of Bolton and Menke identified as one of the requirements for a composite fiberglass equipment shelter in Crystal, Minnesota.
In addition to the doors and and elevated grating floor, this building had a number of other custom requirements, including: two rooms separated by a gas-tight partition, integrated containment basin, a custom roof, and it needed to be light weight.
John Miller, Director of Sales & Operations at Shelter Works, explained “We can locate doors and any other formed openings anywhere on the wall to accommodate the required access and function unique to each application.”
This application required two openings, each to accommodate a set of double doors with a window in the active door. Miller continued, “Many of our clients specify a window in the door as an additional safety feature so they can view the equipment area to ensure it is safe to enter.”
This shelter was engineered to house and protect equipment that handles two different chemicals under one roof. To accomplish that objective, a gas tight partition wall was installed to keep the chemicals and equipment separate from each other (to avoid a potentially hazardous situation). To securely mount several pieces of heavy equipment against the back wall, a wood substrate was encapsulated behind the inner layer of fiberglass.