Tires are being stored on a wide scale in different warehouse and industries. When it comes to storing tires, efficient storage management is not enough. It is also important to ensure that the tires are properly stacked so as to fight a different kind of hazards.
Bursting of tires is one of the most common types of damage that occurs in tires in warehouses and brings down the warehouse performance. Hence, manufacturers always try to maintain the temperature and other conditions accordingly to ensure that these hazards is avoided.
But this is not the only accident that could happen. Fire hazard is also quite common in tire warehouses. And, if this is not properly taken care of this could lead to serious damage as tires accelerate the fire. Hence, one needs to be careful about the same.
Tire stacking and stocking in done in several ways. Today we will have a look at each of them and understand the risks involved from the perspective of a fire hazard. So, let us have a look at the same:
With tire storage rack one of the most common ways of storing tires is in horizontal direction arranged one after the other. The perk of this arrangement is that it is very easy to implement. Also, it looks neat and optimized.
This can be easily achieved and results in a good presentation. It also helps in utilizing the available space effectively and efficiently. When it comes to fire, there is a little risk associated with this arrangement.
There is a good chance that the water might not reach all the tires and end up being in the tread of the early tires. This might not help in fast prevention of fire. Hence, when implementing this arrangement in warehouse tire rack it is important to consider this factor as well.
This can also be taken care of by giving the sprinklers proper direction so that water reached all the tires efficiently.
Another common way of arranging tires in metal tire rack is by vertical stacking. As the name suggests in this case all the tires are stacked one above the other. This can also be easily executed but not as easy as horizontal stacking.
With fire these type of arrangement works good, as it helps the water to reach all the tires at a good speed. The only challenge here is that sometimes, the water might not reach the place in the tire where the heat exposure is most.
Besides, this kind of stacking also is widely used and results in good warehouse performance.
Another common way is to lace up all the tires together. This is a phenomenal choice when it comes to transportation of tires. It helps in easy movement of tires and keeps them from falling.
It does get a little bit difficult to access a single tire when arranged in this type of arrangement. But the good thing here is that with fire it works exceptionally well-helping water to reach all the parts of tires.