I disagree w/ you about the type company to hire. Any skilled carpenter in the craft trades will be able to do the project. You will need to clearly explain that the frame needs to be pre-assembled outside the lab and then just bolted together. You need to consider how the frame will physically secure in place to the floor or vacuum line support.
I would cover the vac line with cloth for dust control
I can see a design with the top and upper half of the sides made out of 1x4” interior plywood. The skeleton and low half exterior would be 1x1 or 2x4.
A good crating company with experience in crating fragile stuff for long distance shipment will suffice.
You will need to do some hazard recognition training AND provide continuous supervision while they are in the lab.
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We have a building wide lab renovation project starting up that involves ventilation upgrades and installation of sprinkler systems. A number of these labs have glass vacuum line systems that are 6-12ft long, some containing various mercury containing components. Due to the size and intricacy of the systems, there is a significant hazard involved with dismantling them and the labs would like to leave them in place and have them protected in some fashion.
Does anyone have any recommendations to have them crated in place or whom would be the best type of company to reach out to? I wouldn’t trust a standard crating company with this project and we are currently reaching out to the local scientific gas blower that made the systems for his suggestions.
Thoughts would be appreciated.
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