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December 9, 2016
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July 12, 2000
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September 3, 1971
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Approved For Rel M W/08/24: W/08/24: CIA-RDP74-00005R000100070023-2 3 September 1971 25X1C4a Re 25X1A6a 25X1C4a The prison manufactured shelving supplied by the Using Agency for installation on the moveable platforms is inadequate for ..this application. On some units the mis- alignmentis such that it is necessary to re-drill-the vertical members in-order to insert bolts; other Units have considerable variance in the length of these members. .Given these circumstances it is impossible to install a group (5) of the shelving sections on the moveable plat- forms that does' not rack excessively. Given these structural inaccuracies and variations and the resulting "working" of the. structure as it starts and stops it is impossible to maintain the rigidity required to avoid .the dropping out of the safety cords. The approved -mechanical and electrical equipment is inade- quate for this application as-presently specified. One has to realize this general. concept of moveable. aelving is excellent but it is believed this use, wherein shelving .,of doubtful applicability to moving platforms is specified, is unique and has considerably different problems than other installations presently in operation or the prototype assem- bled for your observation at the manufacturer's plant. Approved For Release 2000/08124: CIA-RDP74=00005ROOO100070023-2 ATT. #1 Approved For Release 2000108/24: CIA-RDP74-00005R000100070023-2 3; 1A5a1 rte Page '2 It is suggested that your office authorize an engineering study of the problems and make recommendations for necessary changes. 'ti'le, are convinced on the basis ? of our own observation and consultation with a respected and experienced structural engineer that the presently specified construction pro- cedure is structurally defective. Approved For Release 2000/08/24: CIA-RDP74-00005800010.0070023-2