Tag: ANSI MH16.1-2012

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Rack Inspections: An Overview

Among the many best practices to ensure the safety of industrial steel storage rack systems and the workers around it, inspections are among the most critical. Indeed, there are several kinds of rack inspections, including: Inspections Required By Building Codes: ...
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Why It’s Safest To Work With A Qualified Rack Engineer

Throughout RMI’s two published guidelines—Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack—repeated references are made about the importance of using a qualified, experienced industrial steel ...
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Why Rack Systems Must Comply With Building Codes

Industrial steel storage rack owners are sometimes surprised to learn that the verification of the structure’s safety and design is governed by one or more local jurisdictions, such as state, county or local municipality. Additionally, this permitting and inspection process ...
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Three Ways To Protect Rack Column Anchors From Forklift Damage

As a safeguard against the industrial steel storage rack falling down, anchor bolts are used to secure column base plates to the facility floor. Critical to the structural integrity of the rack, the anchors prevent the rack uprights from sliding ...
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Comprehensive Resources For Safe Rack Design, Use Detailed In RMI’s ...

The safe use of a storage rack system is key to the ongoing productivity of a warehousing operation. That’s why members of RMI will both share insights from the current standards for the design, testing and utilization of industrial steel ...
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Rack System Enhancements That Further Mitigate Forklift Impacts

A previous blog entry reviewed a selection of optional guarding accessories. These add-ons are applied at the time of installation—or as a later retrofit—to aisle-side or end-facing rack columns (or to the floor in front of them) to minimize the ...
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Point Versus Uniformly Distributed Loads: Understand The Difference

When placing loads of equal weight in storage racks, it’s important to remember that all pallets or loads are not created equal. Some pallets are designed with multiple boards—or stringers—spanning the bottom surface; others have a foot in each corner. ...
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What’s Height-To-Depth Ratio, And Why Is It Important?

To significantly minimize the risk of a single row of standard steel storage rack from becoming unstable and overturning due to a seismic event, wind or forklift impact, Section 8.1 of RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and ...
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Don’t Forget To Check Permitting Requirements For Your Proposed Rack ...

Whether planning for a new rack system in a new location, or a new rack system in an existing location, the system cannot be installed until all applicable building codes have been satisfied. Further, a building permit must be issued ...
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Making A Tight Beam-To-Column Connection

To ensure that a pallet rack beam does not separate from an upright rack column as a result of either an impact or seismic event, RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks ...