Convert Plastic Collapsible Bulk Containers to Steel & Wire Bulk Containers for Fire Safety
45″ d. x 48″ w. x 34″ h. O.D. (28″ useable height) Custom Wire Bulk Container. New. 4,000 lbs. cap. Collapsible. Stackable 4 high. (1) – Half drop gate on the 48″ side. 2″ x 2″ x 2 ga. mesh base and sides. Heavy duty understructure. (4) – Robotically welded feet. 4-Way Steel Runners. Electro-galvanized after weld finish. Part Number: WB-454834-4WR
Size Conversion from Plastic Bulk Container to Wire Bulk Container:
3230-34 / WB-323034-4WR
4840-34 / WB-484034-4WR
4845-34 / WB-484534-4WR
Notes: The product is a Custom Manufactured unit with an Est. Production Lead time of 14-16 weeks from order placement. Delivered costing in truckload quantities or available out of one of our multiple plants throughout the United States – Chicago, IL, Central PA, Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA.
Stay one step ahead of the Building Inspectors, Fire Marshall and Insurance Company requirements. Convert your plastic collapsible bulk containers to steel or wire containers for fire safety. If you have not been required to make these changes it is likely coming soon. Before you make a major investment in plastic collapsible containers you may want to consider the alternative.
Plastic collapsible bulk containers are highly flammable, and their solid sides prevent water dispersion from overhead sprinklers. Many municipalities are banning them from warehouse storage because in the event of a fire the plastic containers will burn out of control. Same goes with solid steel decking. Solid decking prevents water from overhead sprinklers from soaking products stored on the shelf. 50% open pallet rack decking has now become the universally accepted standard. Eventually plastic containers and solid steel decking will become a distant memory – a thing of the past.
By using collapsible wire containers, rigid wire containers, corrugated steel containers (ANY CONTAINERS MADE OF STEEL OR WIRE) you are safe. A combination of PRODECK50 50% open punched steel pallet rack decking, pallet spacers, transverse and flue space protectors you are sure to meet Fire Codes and, in many cases, can reduce your insurance rates.
Steel and wire bulk containers are non-flammable, and combination of proper 6″ flue space between back-to-back rows, 3″ transverse flue space on side of rack post (6″ total) and 50% open rack decking you are allowing your overhead sprinklers to function as designed.
Our products help satisfy insurance company guidelines and local building inspector criteria. Many of our flue space protector products are suitable for new installations or retrofit programs. Prevent fires before they even start by calling Warehouse Rack & Shelf at 800-763-9020 to discuss how we can help you and your company.
TIP FROM THE PRO’S: Keep in mind that the Plastic Collapsible Bulk Box is typically 45x48x34 (48” Wide x 45” Deep), 2-drop gates (48” Sides), Collapsible, 4-way steel runners.
Many users have set shelf dimensions throughout their system based on shelf width & depth and clear heights. Many might have truckload cubbing requirements based on utilization also.
Otherwise, if customer requires wire mesh, our 40x48x36 collapsible wire basket w/ 4-way runners (AS SHOWN IN FEATURE PICTURE) with 4,000 k capacity would be a heavier duty and a more cost-effective alternative/ solution as plastic bulk boxes are only rated 2-2.5 k capacity. Our Wire Basket offers the same over all utilization as the Bulk Box.