27,481 lbs CHEP TEST 2005Posted: December 16, 2018
Yes, the edge rack support (creep) test showed the load at failure was 27,481 lbs using a vintex air bag to distribute the load over the full pallet area supported on “I” beams each side. I remember one person in authority saying the air bag burst.
That is near enough 12.5 tonne, much more than sufficient and with a large safety factor.
The steel material was less than 1mm thick.
BUT IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE THAT STRONG. MOST LOADS ARE UNDER 800KG.