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walkway and elevated platform for industrial equipments

walkway and elevated platform for industrial equipments

walkway and elevated platform for industrial equipments

Dear All,
I'm looking for the right live design loads per OSHA for designing walkway ans platform for industrial site.
there are sevel rate,40 60, 100 psf, I'm confused and I like to be sure to use the right rate with OSHA reference.
could you help please.


RE: walkway and elevated platform for industrial equipments

That is a tough problem. 40 psf will work if nobody ever lays a large valve or manway cover onto the platform. The structure owner needs to be asked enough questions about maintenance usage and operating/repair conditions that you can arrive at a reasonable Design Condition. OSHA being a 'legal' document, it has very little to do with good engineering practice.

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