Products of the metal industry are widely used in various industries and construction. Therefore, the transportation of these products is very relevant and often in demand.
To deliver metal products you need to follow maximum safety precautions. Each type of such cargo has a different weight and dimensions, therefore, it has certain special requirements for transportation.
Rules for the transportation of metal products
To protect against damage and adverse weather conditions, certain rules must be followed.
Metal plates are transported only in fastened bundles, which must be specially marked. The packs are fixed to each other with a metal tape in two places. At the same time, the weight of one such package should not exceed 5 tons of metal. Each pack must contain one batch of steel.
Steel mesh is transported in bags or rolls.
If metal products are small, then transportation is carried out only in special containers.
To transport metal ropes, bays or drums are used.
The wires for automatic welding are also twisted into coils, but they are also wrapped with waterproof paper and packaged in container fabric.
The netting is tied with a soft knitting wire, and flat nets are knitted in packages.
When transporting electrodes, they are covered with paper and placed in boxes.
Channel bars are transported in stacks along profiles on wooden substrates. Between the rows of cargo put special wooden gaskets.
Steel pipes can be delivered only in rigid containers (crates, grates), which allows you to maintain the quality of the cargo and ensure its presentation. It is allowed to put several packages of pipes of various grades of steel and diameter in one container, but in this case, they must provide for a separate bundle. When unloading pipes (especially cast iron), impacts against each other or other stone or metal objects should be avoided.
Alloys and non-ferrous metals during transportation are bound in bundles and put into containers. Wood-lined steel linings must not be placed under aluminum alloy profiles and sheets.
Vehicles for delivering metal products
Large-sized metal products can be sent by road, sea and rail. The best option for delivering metal products is road transport. When choosing a truck, the key factors are the weight and dimensions of the cargo.
To send metal products, use dump trucks, trailers, long meters with a lifting capacity of up to 40 tons. Small-sized goods from metal can be transported using standard airborne vehicles.
If the length of metal rolling is up to 6 meters, then vehicles with single-axle trailers or semi-trailers are used. To deliver long metals, cars with dissolution trailers are used.
Alloys and non-ferrous metals are transported in containers or in covered vehicles. Cut metal products (e.g. screws, bolts) are lubricated with neutral oil to prevent corrosion.
Security measures during cargo handling and cargo fastening
Reliable cargo fixation is extremely important, because even its smallest fluctuations can create an emergency. During the loading of metal products of various lengths, the shortest are placed on top.
If the metal load has a cylindrical shape, it is fixed in a vehicle with wooden wedges, cables or wires. If loading occurs with the help of cranes, it is forbidden to move the cargo over the car cabin and be there for the driver.
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