Battery Racks – Why Not?

NEWS & MEDIA | 28 September 2016

Battery Racks – Why Not?

Barpro is always interested in green energy issues, so was only too pleased to assist when Klaus Neumann of MLB Architects required a special purpose rack for brand-new ‘sustainably-designed’ energy-efficient apartments in Greenpoint.

This ‘green’ 12-apartment block, 1 Romney, was developed by Urbane Citizen, constructed using eco-friendly building materials, incorporating the latest intelligent energy concepts including re-cycling systems and solar power.

The rack Barpro supplied accommodates the components of the emergency power supply for the apartments, comprising multiple UPS inverters and banks of heavy-duty deep-cycle batteries. It was designed by the architect to house all the various (heavy) components, and still fit into a confined basement compartment. Although outside Barpro’s normal scope of activity, our workshops met the challenge.

Battery Racks – Why Not?
Barpro Storage Battery Rack

An all-welded construction, hot-dipped galvanised, and fitted with plywood shelf levels, the rack was delivered and installed on time, demonstrating that Barpro is capable of more than just mobile racking.