Blueprint Storage trusted to Ulrich
PSNH Energy’s blueprint storage is exclusively in Ulrich Plan file and Minifile Cabinets. These blueprints represent a complicated network that supplies more than 490,000 homes and businesses in New Hampshire with electricity. PSNH have trusted this important blueprint storage to Ulrich Planfile Cabinets for many years. Though most of PSNH’s blueprint storage cabinets were Ulrich Plan Files there were still a few older flat file storage cabinets being used. A recent move to a new facility motivated PSNH to make all their blueprint storage cabinets – Ulrich Cabinets.
Moving is easy with Ulrich Blueprint Storage
Moving flat file storage cabinets can be risky for the blueprints. And let’s face it a whole lot of work! A key motivator for PSNH to ditch the last of their flat file cabinets and buy Ulrich was a recent move to a new building. Flat File Storage requires that the documents be removed from the cabinet, placed in cardboard boxes, and shipped separate from the cabinet to the new facility. This is terribly time consuming as well as hazardous to important blueprints. Ulrich cabinets are designed for easy mobility. Heavy duty Casters make it easy to roll a fully loaded Planfile. And Planfiles are designed with a cabinet depth of 31 1/2″. Small enough to fit through standard interior doorways. Ulrich blueprint cabinets allowed PSNH to roll the cabinets, fully loaded with documents, out of the building and on to a truck, then roll the cabinets off of the truck, into position and are immediately ready for work – no packing or unpacking required! When has a move ever been so easy!
Flat File Storage Cabinets Make Moving Difficult and Time Consuming
If they were using flat file storage cabinets PSNH would have had to unload the drawings, pack them for transport and then disassemble the flat file cabinets. This has to be done because the only way to bring flat file cabinets into and out of a room is by tipping them on their side one section at a time. The drawings and flat file cabinets would have had to be lifted and carried from their old building to their new building separately – what are the chances they arrive together and without damage! Then the flat file cabinets would have needed to be reassembled. The documents would need to be unpacked and returned to the proper drawers in the flat file cabinets. PSNH would have been unable to access their distribution line drawings and prints for days, even weeks. Not to mention the added labor cost.
Benefits of Ulrich over Flat File Storage
Besides the convenience during their recent move, PSNH also appreciates the numerous advantages Ulrich Planfiles
- Superb document protection: fire resistant and water resistant
- Ease of use, drawings are easily accessible and well organized
- Saved floor space with the same capacity as flat files
- Affordability! When comparing equal storage capacities Ulrich Planfiles have all these extra features and. . . . . they cost Less!
The Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), the state’s largest electric utility and subsidiary of Eversource, have been longtime customers of Ulrich Planfiling, utilizing their vertical filing systems to house engineering prints and map drawings of distribution lines. These drawings represent a complicated network that supplies more than 490,000 homes and businesses in New Hampshire with electricity. Ulrich Planfiles are located in numerous PSNH facilities, which all together include 12 plants, both hydroelectric and fossile fuel-fired.
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