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NFPA Standard for rack construction and layout

NFPA Standard for rack construction and layout

(OP)
is there an NFPA or other standard in regards to Rack construction and layout (Distance from walls etc...).

RE: NFPA Standard for rack construction and layout

Yes NFPA 13 will give you minimum aisle width, rack widths, etc. See some of the details below from the 2013 ED

3.9.3.7.1 Double-Row Racks. Racks less than or equal to 12 ft (3.7 m) in depth or single-row racks placed back to back having an aggregate depth up to 12 ft (3.7 m), with aisles having an aisle width of at least 3.5 ft (1.1 m) between loads on racks.
3.9.3.7.2 Movable Racks. Racks on fixed rails or guides that can be moved back and forth only in a horizontal, two-dimensional plane. A moving aisle is created as abut- ting racks are either loaded or unloaded, then moved across the aisle to abut other racks.
3.9.3.7.3 Multiple-Row Racks. Racks greater than 12 ft (3.7 m) in depth or single- or double-row racks separated by aisles less than 3.5 ft (1.1 m) wide having an overall width greater than 12 ft (3.7 m).
3.9.3.7.4 Portable Racks. Racks that are not fixed in place and can be arranged in any number of configurations.
3.9.3.7.5 Single-Row Racks. Racks that have no longitudi- nal flue space and that have a depth up to 6 ft (1.8 m) with aisles having a width of at least 3.5 ft (1.1 m) between loads on racks.
3.9.3.7.6 Rack Shelf Area. The area of the horizontal sur- face of a shelf in a rack defined by perimeter aisle(s) or nominal 6 in. (152 mm) flue spaces on all four sides, or by the placement of loads that block openings that would oth- erwise serve as the required flue spaces.
3.9.3.7.7 Open Rack. Racks without shelving or with shelv- ing in racks that are fixed in place with shelves having a solid surface and a shelf area equal to or less than 20 ft2 (1.9 m2) or with shelves having a wire mesh, slatted surface, or other material with openings representing at least 50 percent of the shelf area including the horizontal area of rack members and where the flue spaces are maintaine

RE: NFPA Standard for rack construction and layout

(OP)
Thanks! Im looking for distances from walls (if applicable)

RE: NFPA Standard for rack construction and layout

Or are you asking if a standard exist for the actual design and load carrying of cold-rolled steel storage racks because so one does exist (RMI MH 18.1) but it has no requirements for a separation distance from a rack structure to a wall. 2012 IBC Section 2209 also has requirements for storage racks.

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