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The Six Different Rack Safety Inspections Needed During A System’s ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a rack system, a series of six separate inspections is conducted throughout the system’s lifetime. An MHI Cast podcast recording about rack safety discusses the different types of inspections. It features the late ...
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Supplemental Calculations For Pallet Rack Design Engineers Illustrate Use Of ...

When the newest version of the American National Standard for pallet rack—ANSI MH16.1-2021: Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks—was released by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), it included significant revisions to the calculation methodologies used by engineers ...
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Understanding the Role of Engineering in Your Racking Project

To ensure quality and clarity, the RMI’s R-Mark program is defining each role in the process. The RMI is currently in the process of revising its R-Mark certification process to version 2.0. While in the past the group certified a ...
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High-Pile Storage Fire Protection

Fire codes can be tricky from one situation to the next. Here’s what you need to understand about fire protection for high-pile storage. Fire protection in the warehouse is non-negotiable and essential. But fire codes evolve over time, and in ...
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Identifying Your Used Racking

While used racking can be a bargain, it’s essential you understand its origins. If you’ve just moved into a brownfield facility, odds are you are getting more than its four walls—you’ve probably inherited its rack systems, as well. While that ...
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The Top Five Things to Know About Rack Fire Protection- ...

Fire protection plays into every aspect of your operations, and your racking systems are no exception. Here are the top five factors to keep your racking as resistant as possible to fire and smoke damage: Know what commodities you store—Fire ...
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Load Capacity Requirements in the new RMI Storage Rack Standard ...

The revised American National Standard for storage rack, ANSI MH16-1-2021, published by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), includes new requirements for calculating the load capacity for a pallet rack application. The previous standard, published in 2012, calculated capacities using only ...
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A Look at ANSI MH32.1

In order to safeguard your employees on elevated work surfaces, you’ll need to follow these standards. In the warehouse, much of your employee’s work will take place in overhead work areas that are designed to maximize the vertical space you ...
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How Rotationally Rigid Connections Enhance Rack Stability In Seismic Events

Depending on where a warehouse or distribution center (DC) is located within the United States, the design and engineering of its industrial steel storage rack structures may be subject to seismic requirements. As outlined in RMI’s ANSI MH16.1: Specification for ...
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Use These Specifications To Ensure The Safest Stairway Design For ...

To access overhead work areas for picking—such as rack supported platforms, elevated work platforms, and pick modules—workers must climb one or more flights of stairs. Because these areas are above floor level, it is important to protect these associates from ...