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An evaluation of structures suitable for emergency storage in tropical countries (ODNRI Bulletin No. 10)

An evaluation of structures suitable for emergency storage in tropical countries (ODNRI Bulletin No. 10)

O'Dowd, E.T., New, J.H., Bisbrown, A.J.K., Hallam, J.A. and Joy, Corinne (1987) An evaluation of structures suitable for emergency storage in tropical countries (ODNRI Bulletin No. 10). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

The bulletin provides technical, economic and managerial assessment of emergency storage systems. It is based on investigations conducted by ODNRI and on information provided by users from the World Food Programme and five relief agencies. Where the priority was provision of food shelters quickly and easily, with facilities for rapid relocation, users favoured a combination of tarpaulins, tents and plastic-covered metal frame structures . Where the priority was security/ease of management, traditional warehouses or frameless modular structures were superior, more permanent and had a lower annual cost after four years of use. In either case if stores could be provided locally this was generally preferable - for reasons of speed and economy - to provision of imported stores, of which there are a number of well-tested types. Part I of the bulletin provides background, research and tables showing operational comparisons, capital costs, procurement times, packed weights and annual costs for the main store types. Recommendations for research on design of stores capable of resisting tropical wind loads and on bumper crop storage are made. Part II summarizes the results in Part I and provides for users/donors/ governments: (a) a practical decision tree for choosing a store, (b) a method for calculating store capacity, and (c) a catalogue of suppliers giving product details for freight, costs and telex numbers. Suppliers of pallets are included.

Item Type: Working Paper
Additional Information: [1] ISBN: 0-85954-231-5 [2] ISSN: 0952-8245 [3] Acknowledgements: We wish to acknowledge the help we have received from Relief Agencies, the World Food Programme and ODA's Relief and Disaster Unit, also the many manufacturers who have helped with details. All errors are our responsibility.
Uncontrolled Keywords: emergency storage, structure evaluation, tropical countries, food shelter
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 12:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11052

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