Tag: ANSI MH16.1-2012

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Protecting Workers on Rack Supported Platforms, Pick Modules

To keep workers safe when picking items stored at levels above the facility floor—such as in pick modules or on shelving within rack supported platforms—guidelines are offered in RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial ...
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Why Horizontal Clearance Is Important In Seismic Rack Installations

When an earthquake happens, the ground moves. And, shortly thereafter, any vertical structures on top of the shaking ground move too. That includes both the walls and support columns of a warehouse, and the storage rack inside those structures. In ...
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Why Are There Two R-Mark Certifications, One For Rack And ...

Offered as two separate certifications to manufacturers of industrial steel storage racks and of welded wire rack decking, RMI’s R-Mark assures storage rack users that the rack frame, beam and decking capacities shown in a unique design’s load table were ...
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Safety Tips For Ensuring The Structural Integrity Of Drive-In And ...

Drive-in rack and drive-through rack both provide high-density pallet storage with fewer aisles. Comprised primarily of vertical upright frames, horizontal support arms, and horizontal load rails—both are typically used for one-wide by multiple-depth storage. In a drive-in configuration, all loading ...
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Why Your Rack Installation Needs Load Beam Locking Devices

For the safety of the racking structure and the persons and machinery working in and around it, RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks calls for the installation of beam locking devices ...
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Why Does Pallet Rack Need To Be Straight And Plumb?

A pallet rack column that is leaning (out-of-plumb) or bowed (out-of-straight) beyond a certain point will have a significantly reduced capacity, making it unsafe and at risk of collapse. RMI defines the severity of these two conditions as follows: Out-of-Plumb ...
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Mix Racking From Different Manufacturers At Your Own Risk

In many cases, rack collapses are caused by unsafe mixing and matching of incompatible components from different manufacturers (also known as “intermembering”). If a rack column or beam is damaged, an owner might erroneously believe that it can be replaced ...
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Repair The Rack System Versus Repair The Damaged Component

Rack systems’ appearance is deceptively simple. Uprights and beams form a framework that holds pallets with loads of product; to the casual observer, these systems don’t look overly complex. So if a rack component is damaged, it should just be ...
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Field Welding Versus Bolt Repair For Damaged Pallet Rack

Upon discovering and identifying that damage has occurred to a pallet rack column, frame or beam, in some cases the fastest and most affordable repair approach might appear to be field welding. That is, an on-site maintenance technician attempts to ...
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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 ...