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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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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 ...
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Updated Rack Repair Guidelines Released by RMI

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has updated its existing publication, Guidelines for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack, with the latest information as a reference for owners and users of industrial pallet rack systems. The latest release, ...
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Building Codes And Rack Repair: What You Need To Know

The majority of jurisdictions in the U.S. have adopted the International Code Council’s International Building Code (IBC) as their base code standard governing the safe design and construction of building structures. The IBC references RMI’s ANSI MH16.1: Specification for the ...
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How A Material Handling Specialist Can Help Create The Safest ...

While some organizations have in-house expertise and can determine the specification requirements and layout for a new storage rack without outside assistance, others who lack this skillset should consider engaging a material handling specialist to assist with this process. This ...
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How Clearances Around Pallet Loads Affect Storage Rack Safety

When designing an industrial steel storage rack, a professional rack design engineer must not only take into consideration the size and shape of the loads, but also the amount of clearance — or empty space — around the load. Designs ...
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When A Floor Isn’t Just A Floor: Why Rack Safety ...

Not all concrete floors are created equal, and not every floor has been designed to withstand the effects of uniformly distributed or concentrated point loads that are applied to the slab when a storage rack is installed on the floor. ...
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Planning A New Storage Rack Project? Answer These Questions For ...

Thinking of installing a new industrial steel storage rack? Whether the structure is intended for an existing facility or a new building, it’s important to be prepared to answer a series of questions and provide detailed information to the professional ...