Americold Logistics FM Global

Americold Logistics, Storage Rack Capacity Analysis

Atlanta, GA

Conducted an as-built analysis of a typical three bay storage rack assuming typical 40” x 48” 2250 lb pallet loads at two shelf elevations at the Lakewood Facility. The analysis considered all of the members and connections that make up a typical three bay rack. Gravity pallet load, vertical impact and lateral static and seismic loads were applied to the rack in accordance with the ANSI standard. It was determined that the racks were incapable of resisting the code prescribed lateral loads parallel to the row of racks. Recommended the design of a supplemental lateral bracing system for the storage racks.