Warehouse Shelving

Warehouse shelving units can help you to maximise the storage potential in your warehouse, utilising the height and increasing the overall storage capacity. Warehouse shelving units are available in a range of different sizes, loadings and as a single, double or multi-tier system. Warehouse shelving structures can be individually designed to suit your business application.

There are various shelving systems available giving you many different options from leading warehouse shelving manufacturers, there is an ever growing range of warehouse shelving including boltless, rivet racking, longspan and many more.

Warehouse shelving can be a  low cost storage solution to ensure that your warehouse will remain organised and operate efficiently whilst providing access to previously redundant valuable storage space. Warehouse shelving systems can also be used at factories, garages the workplace and even in your home.

There are many advantages to Warehouse shelving including:

  • Designed with a layer of paint coating to protect it against rust and other scratches
  • Easy access and flexibility
  • Money saving storage solution
  • Saves floor space whilst offering more storage

Most shelving designs mean you can add another rack, another shelf or another unit , safe in the knowledge that anything you store is safe and easily accessible.

Warehouse shelving and racking can be a vital part of your business; there are shelving and racking protection systems. These systems will protect your shelving or racking from dents and bumps caused by machinery that could cause in-repairable damage.

Racking and shelving protection also helps you abide by UK racking and shelving legislation. Another way to ensure you are abiding by legislation such as this is it ensures annual racking safety inspections are conducted in order to ensure maximum security of your storage system.

Warehouse Shelving

Coded Welding Certification

Having a qualified coded welder is important to make sure your welding job is compliant with the latest standards. Coded welding has various methods and codes each specific to a certain job in hand. Some of these codes are very specific to certain jobs while others are a lot more general.

In the UK, BS EN standards are used for the welder approval codes. Meanwhile in the USA the ASME IX standard is used.

A welding sample is provided for the job which needs to qualify to that specification. Once this sample is approved by a test examiner then the welder can be considered coded to that specification.

Due to the many standards available each one requires testing to become a multi-coded welder.

A list of welder qualification standards are as follows:

  • BS EN ISO 9606-1
  • BS EN ISO 9606-2
  • BS EN ISO 9606-3
  • BS EN ISO 9606-4
  • BS EN ISO 9606-5
  • BS EN 287-1
  • BS 4872-1
  • BS 4872-2
  • ASME IX
  • AWS D1.1

These are the main standards used in the UK for coded welding qualification.

Once the welding has been completed then testing needs to be completed to see if the work carried out is up to scratch. There are various types of weld testing which are used to comply with the latest standards. NDT testing (Non-Destructive Test) is the most common test carried out in industry today, a 5% inspection is usually recommended. MT testing (Magnetic Particle) is an alternative to NDT and another common test used in industrial welding.

Certified coded welding is often required for certain jobs, especially large contracts with bigger budgets.

Coded Welding

Air Conditioning Maintenance

When either purchasing or hiring an air conditioning unit, it is important to keep up with the regular air conditioning maintenance to ensure the unit is functioning both effectively and efficiently. Neglecting necessary maintenance almost guarantees a steady decline in the air conditioning units’ performance while energy use steadily increases.

Air conditioning filters

The most important maintenance task that will ensure the effectiveness of your air conditioning unit is to either replace or clean its filters. Dirty filters block the normal airflow and majorly reduce the unit’s efficiency.

Air conditioning coils

An air conditioning unit’s evaporator and condenser coil collect dirt over their years or even months of service. This dirt eventually reduces airflow and insulates the coil and therefore reduces its ability to absorb heat. To avoid this problem, clean the air conditioning coils when appropriate and necessary.

Other parts of an air conditioning unit

There are other parts such as the coil fins and condensate drain which also require regular maintenance when purchasing or hiring air conditioning units.

Hiring a professional

When your air conditioning unit needs its regular maintenance, if possible you should hire professionals who specialise in air conditioning maintenance. This is because a well-trained engineer should be able to detect and fix any problems found in your air conditioning system.
The technician should:
• Check for the correct amount of refrigerant in your air conditioning unit
• Test for leaks
• Measure airflow throughout the evaporator coil
• Check the accuracy of the thermostat
• Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously

Air conditioning maintenance engineers may also check other parts in the air conditioning unit for problems.