- As a safety measure, wire mesh decking is often a suitable storage solution. Use of this material can help to prevent pallets or stored material from slipping through any voids of the existing rack structure. It is manufactured in various mesh dimensions and thicknesses and allows for easy and quick visual identification of shelf contents.
- Usually manufactured with U-shaped channel supports, aka struts, another feature of the mesh shelving is that dirt and other debris will not accumulate because of the holes in the mesh. Other types of decking are manufactured as solid metal without mesh configurations. While these members have greater distributed weight capacity, fire inspectors often discourage solid decks. As a practical matter, sprinkler systems cannot spray through solid shelves. Conversely, with its open design, wire mesh decking provides improved safety in case of a fire emergency.
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