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Subject: Specifications for storage vault

Specifications for storage vault

From: Harold Holland <holland>
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1993
The Canadian Council of Archives is funding a project to design a
generic storage vault capable of maintaining low humidity levels (20-30)
and temperature levels (5-10) for storage of paper, film or audio visual
materials.  The objective is to produce a manual to enable smaller
institutions to adapt the generic vault to their needs.

I am asking for help or comments in gathering background material for
the engineer contracted to complete the project:

    Suggestions for developing the envelope (building components,
    sealants, vapour barrier options, insulation systems, moisture
    barrier configurations) of the vault

    Experiences with relevant HVAC systems, desiccant dehumidification
    systems, compressed air systems, MCG system, passive systems,
    filtering needs, monitoring systems etc.

    Comments about the number of air changes per day required will be

Harold Holland
Provincial Archives
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton,NB E3B 5H1

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Received on Wednesday, 24 November, 1993

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