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Records Storage Flue

DACS Fluekeeper®

Records storage flue space is maintained with the use of the Fluekeeper® and is a viable solution for Fire Code requirements. This product is primarily used in the archive industry, but can be applied in others such as ecommerce order picking, storage and retrieval and pallet rack systems.


Records Storage Flue

Records storage flue space is the area between the archive boxes stored on your racks. The flue space allows the sprinkler system to operate as intended. Flue space is required by the local fire inspectors, so maintaining the flue space helps to satisfy building standards. For example, flue spaces are required for all types of storage racks. The Fluekeeper® design provides additional flue space at the rack upright. Because it is a physical device, it reduces housekeeping responsibilities of workers. Most importantly, the Fluekeeper® prevents the product from interfering with the required flue space.

What is a Flue?

Two types of flue spaces are common in rack storage. The first type is the longitudinal flue space. For instance, the area between rows of rack. The second type is the transverse flue space. Here, it is the space to the left and the right of the product. In pallet storage, the transverse flue space is found on both sides of the pallet. However, the longitudinal flue space is behind the pallet. For records storage, the transverse flue can be located at every upright.

Are Records Storage Flues Required for Fire Code?

Three main items are looked at for flue space needs. First, the type of product commodity. Second, the storage arrangement. Third, the sprinkler system design. Together, these things will help define the type of flue space required for you. Fire department requirements are in the Fire code. Insurance companies may have different requirements altogether. C&SS is a design-build contractor specializing in innovative warehouse solutions, creating significant ROI and customer value. So contact one of our expert account managers for more information regarding your flue space.

Fluekeeper® Installation in Storage Racks

The spring-loaded product is installed on the side of the rack. While installation is simple for maintenance personnel, its also requires no special tools or skills. Boltless front and back connections make it possible to install without removing any products. For installation, first install Rear Clip on Inner Tube. Then, the join the Front Clip on Outer Tube. Next, insert Inner Tube into Outer Tube and Rear Clip into post holes. After that, compress Outer Tube. Finally, insert Front Clip into post holes and release Assembly.

  • Spring-Loaded style works with many types of rack.
  • Size fits 24″ to 72″ deep uprights.
  • Tek screw styles available for non-standard rack.
  • Options are available for structural rack.
  • Heavy Duty options available
  • For structural pallet racks, visit our Fluekeeper HD Structural section.

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