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Freezer Fix – A Rack Repair Case Study

Freezer Fix - A Rack Repair Case Study

Services: Rack safety inspections, rack repair
Products: Rack Repair Kits
Location: Lawrenceville, GA


SCOPE:
Freezer Rack DamageA food and beverage company wanted to address two damaged selective rack frames in the company's 115' x 229' freezer where they store pallets of frozen food.

SOLUTION:
REB was called in to fix the damaged rack by installing two (2) 9’ high slant rack repairs. In addition to fixing the damaged rack, REB also suggested a safety assessment in the entire freezer. Specific components targeted for review included front and back frame columns, horizontal and diagonal struts, footplates, anchors, row spacers and frame extensions.

The assessment REB conducted found further damage and other safety concerns that the company completed:

o Repair (2) frames with 8’ 4” slant rack repair kits
o Repair (1) frame strut
o Replace (2) 4”X 95” beams
o Reposition (18) frame posts and tighten anchors
o Install (2) missing footplate anchors in row end protection

Freezer Rack Repair

Having to work in a below zero freezer presented unique challenges. Because of the harshness of the environment the REB crew could only work for 20 minutes at a time. They also had to wear layers of protective gear.

OUTCOME:
The once damaged rack throughout the freezer now complies with all ANSI/RMI rack safety regulations, making daily operations safer. As a result, they now have a much safer facility and their annual cost for repairs is lower.

 


Does your cold storage system have unsafe rack concerns?

REB Storage Systems International offers rack safety inspections and repairs that comply with ANSI/RMI safety standards. For more information on how REB can provide the ideal cold storage solution for your facility, fill in the contact form or call (800) 252-5955.

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