Engineered Solutions Direct Catalogue 2018 catalgoue2k17smaller - Page 16
MAXIMISING THE AVAILABLE SPACE
Mobile shelving can be opened & closed when required,
therefore requiring only one aisle for access. This
means capacity within a given area can be substantially
Comparison of storage costs is most easily achieved by
calculating a storage factor for each type of equipment.
This is simply the result of dividing the capacity (in
linear metres) by the area occupied (in square metres)
including the area necessary to access the records. The
higher the storage factor the more efficient the
These examples are based on a like for like area.
48 four drawer filing
cabinets would provide
linear metres of filing.
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shelving can store 105
linear metres but save
68% of the floor space.
›› A four drawer filing cabinet holds 2.2 linear metres of
records and occupies 0.75 sq m.
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Mobile shelving is the most effective way to store records.
This can be shown in the table below, where a working example
shows the different options for storing 105 metres of filing.
Comparison Table showing 105 metres of filing...
Number of units required
for 105 metres of filing 48 Cabinets 15 Bays
TOTAL space occupied 36 sq.metres 10.5 sq.metres
Storage factor 2.91 10
4 Drawer Filing Cabinets