ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Storage Practices: Part Four: 'Plastic Pallets and Sprinkler Design'   [open pdf - 237KB]

"For many years, commodities in warehouses may have been arranged on wooden or metal pallets, but as storage, marketing, and product handling methods change, the materials from which pallets are made is changing too. In an effort to make pallets more durable and recyclable, many manufacturers are making them from plastic materials such a polypropylene or high density polyethylene (HDPE). The unintended consequence of this change is that going from wood or metal to plastic pallets may have an effect on the fire sprinkler system design. Remember, the sprinkler hazard class corresponds to the highest hazard commodity class being stored."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. FP-2009-36
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Date:
2009-09-08
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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