The loading capacity of mezzanine flooring

Mezzanine flooring is often used in warehouses because of the many benefits it has. Mezzanine flooring is typically lightweight for their size which makes them compact and sturdy at the same time. However, it is very important to know what the loading capacity of the mezzanine flooring is, and it will be sufficient for the loads that your stock requires. Inherently, you want the mezzanine flooring installation to provide the best value and optimal solutions for your business. It is also important to be mindful of the fact that different uses or applications for the mezzanine floors will require different load capacities. The load capacity required in a warehouse for the storage of heavy storage products will obviously differ from that required by an office for their filing system. One also must take into consideration how the weight or capacity of what will be stored on the mezzanine will be spread on the platform. Incorrect or overloading mezzanine could have serious consequences. The structure could collapse and cause harm to storage items as well as cause moderate to serious injuries to staff members. Mezzanine floors range in load capacity, this is normally from 250kg to 100kg per square meter. Regardless of the actual load capacity, bigger loads are achievable by using smaller spans between supports. These spans serve to further support the structure. When choosing mezzanine flooring as one of your storage solutions, you may want to keep these very important factors in consideration:
  • What you will be using the mezzanine floors for. It is very important to note that whatever purpose the mezzanine flooring will be used to will not be too heavy for the maximum load capacity.
  • The available floor area and height- Although mezzanine floors can be installed in relatively low buildings make sure that there is enough space for the mezzanine floors to be installed. This will ensure that there is enough space for movement and other equipment in the warehouse.
  • The stored items or stock that the mezzanine will have to support. As previously mentioned, it is very important to do prior research before installing the mezzanines in order to establish whether the mezzanine will be able to handle the particular load of your items.
Once these factors have been worked through, it then becomes easier to work out the mezzanine load capacity requirements. Taking the mezzanine load capacity as well as the type of store items, you want to use the mezzanine floors for into consideration is only beneficial. It will save you money, time and you will also avoid unforeseeable accidents due to mezzanine floors collapsing. For advice on The loading capacity of mezzanine flooring you can get into contact with the Shelving and Racking CompanyTel: +27 11 864 1129 Email: marketing1@sscomp.co.za  

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