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Conclusions: rack samples used do not lose capacity after the compression test carried out according to the specifications of EN 15512.

According to the ROS working procedure, only two repairs can be made on the same rack with a distance of 50 cm between damage points.

The results of the trials included in this report are considered valid for temperatures ranging from 80 °C to – 25 °C, when working with racks in the original state. They would not be valid if the material was in poor condition (corrosion, high percentage of oxide, etc).

The rules of reference both for the trials and the classifications of risks of the items on the shelves are European. (EN 15635 & EN 15512).

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification company, recognised as a global benchmark for quality and integrity. It employs 89,000 people, operating from 2,600 offices in 56 countries, with a turnover in excess of €5.6 billion. They undertake testing in sectors that include engineering, construction, logistics, industrial manufacturing, and energy.


Summary and Results: After two repair procedures no material fatigue can be identified:

Assuming that the shelf supports are loaded in comparable basic conditions as set out in Annexe 2, a repair using the ROS procedure produces good results, providing no more than two repair procedures are undertaken at the same spot within 50 cm of the repair. 25cm above and 25 cm beneath the repair.

  • The technical ROS procedure as described represents the current state of art;
  • The assessment is based on EN 15635 and therefore valid for all countries in Europe that accept this standard;
  • In shelving systems, types of steel normally used are of a high level of plasticity and are thus suitable for cold forming. All these types of steel can be repaired using the procedure evaluated in this assessment. Therefore, the repair procedure can be extrapolated with regard to all kinds of uprights constructed from these materials.

What is Bureau Veritas?

Bureau Veritas is the world’s second-largest global testing, inspection and certification business focussed on quality, health, safety and environmental protection. In the UK and Ireland, it employs 1,200 specialists in 23 offices and laboratories, testing and accrediting products and processes across a wide range of business to business and consumer focussed sectors. To date, it has delivered over 900 accreditations in the UK. Globally, they employ 78,000 people, operating from 1,500 offices in 140 countries, with a turnover in excess of €5.1 billion


Summary and Results: In DEKRA’s trials laboratory, test components were subject to a number of deformations in accordance with EN 15635, repaired using the ROS. process and then tested for load bearing capacity.

The trials found that the ability of the uprights to withstand loads remained uncompromised after two repairs had been made at the same spot using the ROS process.

What is DEKRA?

DEKRA is the world’s third-largest product testing, research and certification body, with its headquarters in Germany. The organisation currently runs activities in more than 60 countries, with a global turnover in excess of €3.2 billion, employing approximately 44,000 people who are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection.

DEKRA provide professional and innovative services in the fields of testing, expert appraisals, international claims settlement, consulting, industrial testing, product testing, certification, environmental protection and qualification.