Wine is a sensitive and precious good that needs to be stored with a lot of care. Therefore, the inventory of Les Grand Chais is not only exactly tempered but also protected against fire. For the high bay racking specialists from voestalpine Krems Finaltechnik these requirements were a special challenge during project planning and construction. “Tempering and fire protection demand a close interaction of service and precision”, explains Matthias Fitz.
Thus, the construction that manages the temperature and humidity is placed under the roof and is well reachable through a non-stop service aisle. Fitz: “Our customer desired a connection of the aisle in the new, almost 40 m high warehouse and its counterpart in the previously built warehouse. Of course, all requirements regarding temperature and pressure had to be met.” Requirements that are characterized by small tolerances. Only 0.03 m3 of air – which is equivalent to just 30 liters! – per hour are allowed to stream in and out, as the warehouse is protected against outbreaks and spreading of fire by low pressure, combined with a reduction of the oxygen content.
Thanks to their project planning experience and high precision in the production of parts and installation voestalpine Krems Finaltechnik was able to implement all customer wishes at the XXL-wine rack in Petersbach according to plan and with their usual accuracy. In this case the “bend” is reserved for the distinctive bottles with their precious filling and is not an archetype for the modern high bay racking construction. GCF could again rely on the performance and adherence to schedules from voestalpine’s high bay racking specialists.
That is reason enough to have a bottle of wine – when it already nods to you …