Reference for Seismic Calculations
NAWL distributes an RMI certified pallet rack product. Our seismic engineering data and specifications can be obtained from Seismic Inc. and all information for preliminary calculations are available through the Seismic Inc website once you register.
Pallet storage racks were created to optimize warehouse and distribution center operations. As individual storage rack manufacturers developed new and competing products, the need for design and utilization standards and their implementation by the user and producer industries became obvious.
The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) was established and incorporated in 1958 to deal with industry-wide issues. Among its initial activities was development of the first edition of an RMI standard, Minimum Engineering Standards for Industrial Steel Storage Racks, which was issued in 1964. It represented the first step in developing specifications and other products designed to suit the needs of users, manufacturers, and the engineering and code-enforcement communities.
From Fema-460 – September 2005