This European Standard specifies the structural design requirements applicable to all types of adjustable beam pallet rack systems fabricated from steel members intended for the storage of unit loads and subject to predominantly static loads. Both un-braced and braced systems are included.
This European Standard gives guidelines for the design of clad rack buildings where requirements are not covered in EN 1993. The requirements of this European Standard also apply to ancillary structures, where rack components are employed as the main structural members.
This European Standard does not cover other generic types of storage structures. Specifically, this European Standard does not apply to mobile storage systems, drive-in, drive-through and cantilever racks or static steel shelving systems, nor does this European Standard establish specific design rules for the assessment of racking in seismic areas.