TRANSPORT AND Storage of SSAB/ALUZINC SHEETS ON SITE
A closed, tarpaulin-covered truck is strongly recommended for transporting Aluzinc sheets.
The sheet steel must be properly strapped, possibly film-wrapped and placed on a palette during
transportation in order to prevent any damage (water penetration, impact, indentation etc).
This applies particularly to sheets intended for facades.
Care should also be taken to avoid placing other materials on the stacks of sheets.
Unloading on site.
When the sheets arrive on site, unload them carefully (if possible using specialised machinery) without knocking them or placing them directly in contact with other materials.
Leave any protective film on and maintain the same stacking of the sheets as during transportation.
handling of sheets on site.
If the sheets are strapped or film-wrapped, take the necessary precautions when cutting the
strapping or removing the film. Footprints, handprints, impacts, unnecessary movement should be strictly avoided.
Make sure that workers are provided with clean gloves suitable for handling metal.
ALUZINC sheets must be kept dry WHILST IN STORAGe.
If possible the sheets should be stored in a sheltered and enclosed area, protected from any
humidity and openings.
There is an increased risk of corrosion or even black rust without our surface treatment.
Storage and transport conditions must be the same: covered in tarpaulin, strapped and placed on palettes or stringers.
On site, temporary metal shelters are still the best solution for storing sheets before installation.
If it is not possible to store all of the sheets under cover while the project is underway, we strongly advise you to have the required quantity delivered in batches, eliminating the need for storage on site and avoiding exposure to bad weather and other site activities.