Stud welding the shelving brackets has three primary benefits. First of all, in a fire situation, the stud welds keep the fire board in place. This gives us even fire coverage due to the lack of slippage. A second fire application is that the studs allow us to put a dead air between the steel and the fire board.
This “thermal pane barrier” is a great insulator and is similar to that of window companies. The final component is that of giving added strength and integrity to the shelving of the safe. Unlike screws in drywall the stud is welded. With the stud welded to the inside of the safe body and attaching through the shelving brackets, you see that the way safes are constructed really do matter.