GSK Thermovault – Temperature Controlled Store for Hazardous Materials Case Study

The clients requirements

Mr. Donal O’Sullivan of GSK contacted Chemstore and outlined a project he was working on which required a temperature controlled unit. The project required an Insulated store for 4 pallets of product which is required to be stored at a temperature range of 10 and 25ºC and humidity control of less than 60% RH. The store was to be situated inside the loading area in the raw material stores. The pallets were 1650mm high and due to the height of the store and access limitations, the store had to be built in 2 sections on site.

Client Testimonial

GSK recently engaged Chemstore to design, supply, install and commission a RH / Temperature Controlled Storage Unit for one of its raw materials.

The performance of the Chemstore team was commendable in relation to design, safety, installation, quality & schedule. Their management & contractor’s were professional and experienced, they engaged seamlessly with GSK adopting an innovative, flexible, co-operative approach, delivering a first class installation safely to a tight schedule.

We would have no hesitation working with or recommending Chemstore for future projects.


Mr. Donal O’Sullivan







  • Thermovault Temperature Controlled Side
  • Thermovault Temperature Controlled
  • Thermovault Temperature Controlled
  • Storage Container
  • Storage Container

Our solution

Image depicting the Thermovault - Temperature Controlled Stores range of product manufactured by Chemstore


Solution: A Temperature Controlled Store for Hazardous Materials


Storage Capacity:4 pallets, 1,200 x 1,000 x 1,650H – mm, stored on 2 levels.

Overall dimensions:(L) 3,200mm x (D) 2,300mm x (H) 4,200mm

Construction:Robust all welded 100 x 50mm steel box section frame.

Sumps:1 No. steel sump trays fitted under lower shelf level. Total Capacity: 800L (exceeds current EPA guidelines, 25% of the total volume).

Bund Test Certificates are also issued with each unit.

Shelving: Galvanised grid decking fitted to both levels of the store.

Access: Twin hinged – Fully pad-lockable

Lifting: Unit is fitted with forklift channels for easy unloading and relocation.

Wall/Roof Cladding: The profiled, double skin insulated cladding is designed to reflect heat radiation and limit heat conduction through the paneling. Kingspan RW system incorporates 40mm insulation core with excellent thermal properties. The profiled, single skin cladding is fabricated from a Longlife Zintec based, corrosion-resistant alloy, then Plastisol coated. Standard colour: Goosewing Grey.

Finish: All steel coated with high build Acrylic paint finish system to ISO 3233:1998. Choice of colours. Standard: Blue RAL 5017

Lifting: Unit is fitted with forklift channels to allow for easy unloading and relocation if required.

Signage: Relevant safety signs fitted to BS499 on all units.


Air Handling Unit:            

  • To control the store between 10 and 25ºC and humidity control of less than 60% RH. We have included for
  • 5.0kw heat pump coil
  • 4.0kw electric re-heat coil
  • Supply fan
  • Supply and install 5.0kw condensing unit c/w fridge pipework
  • Control panel c/w
  1. Airflow switch
  2. Low limit sensor
  3. Thyristor to control electric heating coil
  4. Return temperature/humidity sensor
  5. IP65 enclosure
  6. Touchscreen controls
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