There is an increasing demand from the wine & spirits industry for racked warehouse space as many distilleries find this a much more cost-effective method than a traditional dunnage warehouse.
Generally built to a modern construction racked warehouses have a similar average temperature to dunnage but relatively lower humidity due to concrete floors. When storing spirits of any kind in casks or barrels a traditional dunnage warehouse consists of a dirt floor, thick stone walls and a deep tiled roof, which due to the thickness of the walls and ceiling plus the type of floor tends to have a fairly constant humidity. A dunnage, however, proves to be very labour intensive as there is a lack of access from mechanical equipment and machinery to the casks or barrels.
Redirack have developed the expertise to design a warehouse cask racking solution that meets the very specific design criteria of any distillery. We take into account the type of handling equipment to be used, we offer the opportunity of including walk-ways for access in order to take samples and are also very aware of the very strict measures required in terms of how individual casks are supported due to ‘Angels Share’.
Redirack’s SD4000 Series Heavy Duty Cask & Barrel Pallet Racking is a very robust system that is supplied as a bespoke structure that it is carefully designed and configured to meet the operational requirements of each individual facility. Typically, walkways and staircases are incorporated to allow access to individual barrels in the system for on-going checking of the maturation process ensuring the available area can be maximised to full capacity.
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