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The Basics Of Fire Suppression And Rack Design

According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 1,210 fires in warehouses every year. These fires result in an annual average of $155 million in direct property damage, and ...
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Don’t Miss RMI’s Two ProMatDX 2021 Education Seminars On Rack ...

At ProMatDX 2021, members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) will present two separate education sessions covering the safe design and use of industrial steel storage rack. Open to all ProMatDX attendees free of charge, the two sessions will include ...
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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Rack Decking

 Rack decking products — such as welded wire, cold-formed light gauge, bar grating, and structural lumber — are accessories placed on industrial steel storage rack beams to span the distance between them. If you plan to add these accessories to ...
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Can A Damaged Rack Be Repaired While Still Loaded?

Upon discovering that damage has occurred to industrial steel storage rack, the best practice is to immediately remove the structure from service and safely unload all stored pallet loads. This significantly reduces the risk of a collapse and the potential ...
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Adhere To Storage Rack Flue Space Requirements For Optimal Fire ...

The majority of new warehouses built today include overhead sprinkler systems installed close to the ceiling. These early-suppression/fast-response (ESFR) systems are designed to adhere to local building and fire codes’ requirements for adequate coverage in the event of a fire, ...
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New White Paper Shares Findings From Testing Cold-Formed Steel In ...

Cold-formed steel (CFS) is used in the construction of both building structures and storage racks. It is also finding application in colder environments. These include key components of industrial steel storage racks used in cold-storage freezers and buildings in colder ...
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RMI Requests Volunteers To Approve Updated Storage Rack Standard

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) is proposing revisions to the American National Standard for industrial storage racks, ANSI MH16.1-2012(R2019), and requests volunteers to serve on an approval committee to review and approve the revised standard. Individuals interested in participating on ...
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Why Column Base Plates Provide A Solid Foundation For Rack ...

When a damaged rack column is replaced or repaired, the state of the base plate (sometimes called foot plates) at the bottom of the column must also be assessed. Base plates are included at the bottom of every rack upright ...
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Best Practices For Rack Repair Column Splices

As one of the most exposed components of industrial steel storage rack, columns are particularly vulnerable to damage — frequently from a forklift or pallet load impact. When a damaged rack upright is discovered, the system owner must decide between ...
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Rack Safety, Design Pivotal In Growth Of MHI’s Oldest Industry ...

This article by Stephen Murdock originally appeared in the fourth quarter 2020 issue of MHI Solutions magazine and has been reprinted in its entirety with permission. The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), officially the oldest Industry Group in MHI, has seen ...