Tag: Storage Rack

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American Welding Society Standards: Why They’re Critical To Rack Safety

Whether an industrial steel storage rack is comprised of structural or roll-formed steel components, the welds created in their fabrication are critical to the system’s safe and reliable performance. That’s because a variety of conditions could increase the risk of ...
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Where To Safely Tie-Off When Installing Storage Rack

To keep installers safe when working in an elevated position of six feet or more when assembling an industrial steel storage rack, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has specific requirements for the usage of personal fall protection systems. ...
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RMI’s New Video Overviews The Basics Of Rack Maintenance And ...

RMI has produced and released a new video offering some basic guidelines for inspecting, maintaining and repairing industrial steel storage rack systems to ensure a safe working environment. The video is targeted to both potential and current end users and ...
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Discover How Warehouse Fire Sprinkler Codes Impact Rack Design In ...

RMI member Gary Smith has long served as the group’s representative on a National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 13 committee tasked with creating and revising national standards specific to the safe design of sprinkler systems. Intimately familiar with warehouse fire ...
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Learn More About Warehouse Fire Sprinkler Codes And How They ...

As RMI’s representative on the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 13 committee that’s tasked with the creation and revision of national standards specific to the safe design of sprinkler systems, member Gary Smith knows warehouse fire sprinkler codes. He shared ...
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Pallet Beam Deflection: How Much Is Acceptable?

When the specifications for a pallet support beam are determined by a qualified rack design engineer, the maximum amount of deflection—or bowing—permissible is included in the calculations as noted in Section 5.3 of RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, ...
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Cantilevered Storage Rack Safety 101

Cantilevered rack structures are comprised primarily of a central, vertical column from which horizontal arms project perpendicularly on one or both sides, with no vertical column connecting the arms on the aisle face. Either free standing or top-tied, these racks ...
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Understanding Fire Sprinkler Codes And Rack Design

No one wants a fire in their warehouse. Yet they happen every year. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 1,210 fires in warehouses annually. These fires result ...