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RMI Infographic Highlights Rack Safety With Tip Sheet

RMI’s new Rack Safety Infographic offers a quick, visual guide to best practices in industrial steel storage rack safety. Designed as an interactive PDF and intended for owners, facility managers and users of all types of storage rack, the document ...
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Welded Wire Rack Decking: Safety Fundamentals

Considered an accessory to industrial steel storage rack, welded wire rack decking is placed on pallet rack beams to span the distance between them. They provide additional support for items stored a pallet, prevent items from falling through the racking, ...
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How Do Building Codes Impact Rack Repair?

In most municipalities pallet rack installations (as are other building structures) are governed by the 2015 International Building Code (IBC)—developed by the International Code Council and adopted for use as a base code standard by the majority of jurisdictions in ...
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Why Are Racks Anchored To The Floor?

All pallet rack columns should be anchored, or secured, to the floor with bolts, according to RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks, section 1.4.7, “Column Base Plates and Anchors.” This includes ...
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How Do Building Codes Impact Rack Design and Installation?

Although a rack structure may look like a standalone installation within a building, the safety of its design and installation are governed similarly to that of the facility itself. In fact, the 2015 International Building Code (IBC)—developed by the International ...
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How Does Seismic Design Affect Rack Systems?

Seismically designed rack is not just on the West Coast anymore. Depending on where within the U.S. a facility is located, seismic design considerations may need to be taken into account when engineering, manufacturing and installing a pallet rack system. ...
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What Is An R-Mark Certification And Why Is It Important?

RMI’s R-Mark Certification is a voluntary program for manufacturers of industrial steel storage racks and of welded wire rack decking. Certification assures storage rack users that the rack frame, beam and decking capacities shown in a unique design’s load table ...
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Do These Four Things Before Reconfiguring Pallet Rack

With most pallet rack manufactured for adjustability and assembly in multiple configurations, an owner might think an existing installation can be safely reconfigured at will. For example, to increase storage density, why not convert five-beam racking to six by decreasing ...
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Six Questions To Ask When Considering Buying Used Rack

A warehouse shuts down, and its assets and fixtures are sold—including the pallet storage rack, which is now available on the secondary, or used, market at a discount over a new system. While the perceived cost savings might seem to ...