Engineered Bracing System

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The patented Norseman Bracing System consists of the bracing cap, cardboard bulkhead and container liner. 

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    Norseman Engineered Bracing System is a fully engineered system for bracing containerized shipments. The system is 100% recyclable with no special disposal conditions. The Norseman Engineered Bracing System is used in conjunction with the Norseman Bulk Packaging System including Corrugated Bulkheads.

    Increased Bracing Strength:

    • This engineered bracing system allows for a 2 x 4 wood brace to be placed on it’s edge increasing bending strength by 2.25 times and resistance to deflection (stiffness) by 5.5 times than on the flat.
    • The 2 x 4 brace on edge is also significantly stronger (1.7x) and stiffer (3.5x) than a 2 x 6 on the flat.
    • The Norseman Engineered Bracing System is a viable alternative to using steel bracing bars.

    Easy One Person Installation:

    • The system eliminates the need for ties to secure the brace to the bulkhead as the cap end friction fits into the ‘U’ channel of the container self supporting the wood brace (ties may be required for tilt loading).

    Multiple Applications:

    • Any containerized bulk shipments using Norseman Corrugated Bulkheads.
    • Containerized shipments for FIBC or bagged shipments for securing other freight shipments requiring bracing at the door end.

    System Requirements & Specifications:

    • 2 x 4 lumber - #2 or better SPF.
    • Norseman Engineered Bracing System and method for cargo containers (US Patent # 8,459,916)
    • 4-6 braces required for 20ft. Containers depending on product density and load limitations.
    • Fewer braces are required for 40ft. containers.

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    Available Files

    •   NBS 2014 (PDF)



    With Norseman’s Engineered Bracing System

    An Innovative Protective Solution

    The Norseman Engineered Bracing System is simple and quick to install resulting in reduced labour costs.

    100% recyclable with no special disposal conditions.


    What is it?

    The patented and fully engineered system consists of a corrugated bulkhead, wood bracing bars and end caps. Hover over image for tool tip*

    End caps friction fit into the U channel.

    How the system can be used

    To contain dry flowable cargo in ocean containers or to brace FIBC or bagged shipments.


    How it works: Installation

    Place and install the cap on both ends of the 2x4 wood braces.

    Then you install your bulkhead, each bulkhead comes pre-marked for 4, 5 or 6 braces. Simply line up the bracing system on the corresponding printed location blocks.Hover over image for tool tip*

    The number of braces is dependent on the load/weight density and loading height.

    How it works: Installation

    The end cap friction fits into the U channel securing the bracing system.

    Start the installation of each brace at an angle and push into horizontal position. The 2x4 wood brace is placed on its edge providing a significant strength benefit.Hover over image for tool tip*

    The 2x4 brace on its edge is 1.7x stronger and 3.5x stiffer than a 2x6 on the flat.

    How it works: Installation

    Install each brace the same way until all the braces are installed. No ties are required.

    Load the container and secure the doors for shipping.Hover over image for tool tip*

    For tilt loading or loading on an incline use a cable tie to fasten the bulkhead to the bracing system.

    How do I get it?

    For more product information, pricing or to place an order please call your local sales representative.

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    Contact the Edmonton office

    14545-115 Avenue
    Edmonton,AB, Canada
    T5M 3B8
    Ph: 780.451.6828
    Toll Free: 1.800.268.1918
    Fax: 780.452.2334

    Contact the Calgary office

    146, 2726-45 Avenue SE
    Calgary,AB, Canada
    T2B 3M1
    Ph: 403.543.3366
    Toll Free: 1.888.808.8055
    Fax: 403.569.8339

    Contact the Vancouver office

    80, 9080 - 196A Street
    Langley,BC, Canada
    V1M 3B4
    Ph: 604.888.9155
    Toll Free: 1.800.661.8073
    Fax: 604.888.9193

    Contact the Ottawa office

    Ottawa,ON, Canada

    Ph: 613.829.4378
    Fax: 613.721.2168

    Contact the Toronto office

    2, 224 Oriole Drive
    Holland Landing,ON, Canada
    L9N 1G8
    Ph: 905.895.9956
    Tf: 1.877.325.5570
    Fax: 905.895.7959

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    Shelley Dusyk
    Director of Marketing
    14545 115 Avenue
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    T5M 3B8
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    Contact the Saskatoon office

    3815 Wanuskewin Road
    Saskatoon,SK, Canada
    S7P 1A4
    Toll Free: 855.385.2782
    Ph: 306.385.2888
    Fax: 306.249.1889