Tag: Storage Rack

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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 ...