May 2021 Barpro Storage Newsletter

May 2021 Barpro Storage Newsletter
 
 

May 2021 Barpro Storage Newsletter

 
     
 

Why does rack collapses occur?

 
 
 
 
Rack collapses
 
   
 

The real reason why there are rack collapses in South Africa is that rack safety isn’t taken seriously. The reasoning behind this accusation are as follows. I have seen rack load beams being grossly overloaded. I have seen oversized pallets being pushed hard against the upright frames to “just” allow a third pallet in a…

 
 
 
 
KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE IN A COLD STORE
 
   
 

Article source: Cold Chain Federation UK Whilst many organizations provide general guidance on managing health and safety in the workplace, this guide identifies the key health and safety hazards in a typical cold storage workplace – it is not an exhaustive guide to all health and safety risks, and businesses should ensure they are fully…

 
 
 
 
SMAC Enterprises - bringing solutions to Africa through Dehumidification in the freezer and cold rooms
 
   
 

Due to the difference in water content in the ambient and cold room air, problems with ice and frost accelerate when the moisture-laden outdoor air enters the cold areas. The water starts to condensate and in cold environments, this leads to disturbing creations of ice & frost build-up in cold rooms. SMAC advises, that when…

 
 
 
 
Australian Cold Chain Association discussing trade impacts in temperature-controlled environments
 
   
 

In March, the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association of Australia (RWTA), hosted its annual conference to members of the industry. The RWTA represents both the warehousing and transport sectors involved in the storage, distribution, and transportation of temperature-controlled products in what is known as the Australian Cold Chain. This year’s theme: “Trade Impacts on the Australian…

 
 
 
 
Precool Cold Storage – increasing storage capacity
 
   
 

Precool Cold Storage based in Hammersdale has partnered with Maersk, to establish their second dedicated warehouse in South Africa. The new facility is 11 000 m² and required an increased storage capacity of the existing store operations. Precool has been described as the largest transcritical CO₂ cold storage facility in Africa. Transcritical CO₂ systems have become…

 
 
 
 
National Edging – Case Study
 
   
 

CLIENT : National Edging (Pty) Ltd SITE : Table View, Cape Town INDUSTRY: Manufacturing OBJECTIVE To provide storage solution for new ambient warehouse situated in same area as the existing store that has fixed racking system Barpro Storage commissioned a mobile racking installation. The newly built warehouse of National Edging in Cape Town. National Edging…

 
 
 
 
APC and Rack Inspection requirements in Australia
 
   
 

In Australia, it is mandatory under AS4084-2012 for an annual rack inspection to take place by the rack provider or qualified rack inspector and this is charged at an agreed fee depending on the quantity and location. It is preferable that the manufacturer conduct the inspection as they have the intimate design IP on the…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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