I have heavy gear and a lot of it is round; e.g. I have hundreds of lengths of oil and gas pipe, some up to 12 metres long. How do I store this so it is compliant with Australian Standards and meets my company’s strict safety standards?

Do I use chocks or dunnage made from timber? Or do I use steel box section like the classic RHS? Or is there anything else on the market that is safe, cost-effective and actually works for a long-term storage solution?

Timber dunnage has a place in society; particularly for short-term storage or transport applications pine dunnage is very popular and good value-for-money. Where you need a tough solution, hardwood dunnage can be an effective option, again particularly for short- to medium term requirements to store goods just off the ground as in creating a void so that fork tynes or chains can be passed under the product.

Who is tearing their hair out, using timber dunnage on site? Finding that there are challenges around rotting or deterioration due to weather, heavy loads, or damage caused by fork tynes or other materials handling equipment?

Or perhaps let’s ask the question another way: Who has looked for an alternative to conventional timber dunnage? And needs a solution?

Composite / plastic dunnage is definitely worth throwing into the mix of options.

And if you need engineer ratings that’s where it starts to get exciting. With the whole duty-of-care side of things ramping up all the time and the Chain-of-Responsibility considerations, certain organisations are insisting on knowing the capacity of storage mediums like never before.

…Daywalk Rated Wedge-beam Plastic/composite dunnage is a revolutionary solution!

A recent report has shown the danger of using timber dunnage to support huge pieces of machinery and at some height, when clearly consideration needed to be given in view of finding a fit-for-purpose handling solution. The range of composite dunnage can be a very good solution in applications like these.

Wedge-beam dunnage – now that’s what you call peace of mind!

The composite material proves to be superior to timber dunnage because of its weather-proof properties; also, if your supply chain incorporates international logistics, and you have to face compliance with your timber of ISPM15 standards, using the composite/plastic wedge-beam dunnage means that the product does not require the ISPM15 compliance.

The Daywalk Wedge-beam Dunnage is a perfect fit for safe storage of pipe; with the triangular wedge-beam design on one end, the risk of pipe rolling off the end of the dunnage is removed, when using two pieces of wedge-beam dunnage along side each other. The wedge at the end of the dunnage makes for a secure stopping guide post and is able to be used with multiple layers of pipe, or other equipment.

Whether your piping is 100mm or 400mm in diameter the Daywalk Wedge-beam dunnage can be used and the peace of mind that is offered goes further than just that… the wedge-beam dunnage has been tested in Australia and has engineering so that you as the end-user, or as the engineer specifying safe storage practices, have a quantified and articulated reference point on which to base your calculations.

The wedge-beam dunnage has been designed so as to first lay the two pieces at each end of where the piping will be stored (or more pieces along the length if long lengths), then place the first layer of piping on the dunnage; once the first layer of piping is in place, place the next sets of wedge-beam dunnage on top of the pipes at ninety degrees to the pipe lengths; continue this process. The triangular shaped end of the wedge-beam dunnage always faces upwards.

Your dunnage can be supplied to you with your specific identification pre-embossed or attached, depending on quantities and individual requirements.

For more information about this product, call us 1300 662 987 or email our team at sales@daywalk.com

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