University Laboratory Moving Services in Canada
Many universities find themselves undergoing construction and/or moving for a wide variety of reasons.
When it comes to moving a laboratory, expert knowledge and care is required due to the highly sensitive nature of various biological materials, specimens and equipment.
These specialized services ensure that expensive equipment, biological materials, specimens and hazardous materials are handled safely and that the integrity of such equipment and materials is kept intact throughout the entire university laboratory relocating process.
Armstrong Scientific Transportation is a premier laboratory transportation company that provides specialized laboratory moving services for several different industries, including universities across both Canada and the United States.
About Our University Laboratory Relocation Services
Armstrong Scientific Transport’s approach to university laboratory relocation is extremely comprehensive – not a detail is overlooked.
The process begins with a pre-move survey, which will be used to determine the scope of your laboratory’s needs. If hazardous materials are part of your laboratory, specific protocols will be followed – this could include special permits and/or an Emergency Response Assistance Plan.
Marking, labelling, placarding and shipping documentation requirements as per the TDG Regulations will be identified and set up. Any requirements for power are also determined.
From here, Armstrong Scientific Transport uses specialized packing techniques and materials. Our packing system includes a 3-part packaging system, including a primary leak-proof container, a secondary leak-proof container, and rigid outer packaging.
Specialized packing materials are also used depending on the equipment, including SpeedPaks, bubble wrap and double walled boxes.
Appropriate precautionary safety measures are taken to ensure the safe handling of all equipment and materials.
Armstrong Scientific Transport’s transportation method for university laboratory relocating is equally comprehensive.
Our transport trucks are highly specialized. For example, our trailers are capable of transporting goods while still being heated or cooled as per specific requirements. We are also able to monitor whether units are plugged in.
Equipment is also satellite tracked and our trucks are climate controlled.
The contents of the lab are then strategically placed inside the trailer and necessary procedures for specific equipment and materials are then applied (e.g. equipment that requires a power source).
During the transportation process, a crew member is always present with each piece of equipment – it is never left unattended.
A load check is performed every 4 hours. Its completion will be verified by an electronic access card.
During transportation, every single piece of equipment will be attended to. Load checks are performed every 4 hours.
About Armstrong Scientific Transport
Armstrong Scientific Transport is a premier laboratory transportation company with a team of trained, certified and highly experienced individuals on our side.
Armstrong Scientific Transport’s affiliate Armstrong Moving is pleased to be one of two selected vendors for CAUBO. Over a period of ten years, we have been entrusted to relocate over 2000 educational professionals including laboratory relocations.