Temperature controlled humid storage room

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Pages113125; # of pages: 13
Subjectstorage spaces; hygrothermal control; soils; samples; storage heating; soils; design; storage room; constant temperature; humidity; samples; storage time; controle hygrothermique; sol ( terre); specimen; chauffage par accumulation
AbstractThe design of a soil sample storage room that has been in operation since 1954 is described. The room provides a storage environment with a constant temperature of 55 degrees F and relative humidities of 90 to 97 percent. It is of wood frame construction, lined with copper sheeting, forming a watertight interior. The desired temperature and humidities are obtained by running water down the walls of the room and circulating it through a heat exchanger. The preparation of samples for storage and the effect of storage times on soils are discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15336
NPARC number20374453
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Record created2012-07-23
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