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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 ...
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Protect Racks From Forklift Impacts With Variety Of Accessories

Storage racks designed to RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks provide excellent load-carrying properties, and will last for many years—or even decades—when properly assembled and maintained. Further, in environments where properly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why Are Load Capacity Plaques Important?

Regardless of when a steel storage rack installation was designed, commissioned and installed, the original stamped and sealed engineering documentation detailing the maximum safe rack capacity should be kept on-site within a facility. However, chances are that paperwork is likely ...