Sections and Channels

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Steel sections are the large rolled steel beam, steel columns and steel channels that are used in building projects. For this type of ‘open’ steel section, although the grades are standardised across Europe, the sizes are not. In the UK, sections are generally produced according to BS 4-1:1993, which converts imperial sizes to metric (26″ becomes 914mm), whereas on the continent the dimensions are truly metric.

In the UK, the terms UB (Universal Beams) and UC (Universal Columns) are used whereas continental beams are I Sections (IPE, etc) and columns are H Sections (HEA, etc).

The most commonly used grades are S275 and S355. The grade designation represents the nominal yield strength for structural steels. Low temperature impact testing can be carried out at your designated test temperature i.e. -20°C, -30°C,-50°C. We supply these steel sections and steel channels in various grades, thicknesses and lengths. Non-stock steel lengths are available on request.

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steel-angle-measurementsA36 Structural Steel Angle, is a hot rolled, mild steel angle shape with inside radius corners that is ideal for all structural applications, general fabrication and repairs. A36 Steel Angle is used in industrial maintenance, agricultural implements, transportation equipment, etc. A36 Steel Angle is also available in a galvanized coated finish.

  • Specifications: ASTM A36
  • AKA: HR steel angle, mild steel angle, steel L
  • Applications: frame work, braces, supports, cross members, etc.
  • Workability: Easy to Weld, Cut, Form, and Machine
  • Mechanical Properties:Brinell = 112, Tensile = 58-80,000 +/-,
  • Yield = 36,000 +/-
  • How is it Measured?Leg (A) X Leg (B) X Thickness (C) X Length
  • Available Stock Sizes: 2ft, 4ft, 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, 20ft or Cut to Size
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Structural “H” Beam

Wide Flange Steel Beams, aka W Beam or H Beams have non-tapered flanges that are wider than the Standard “S” or “I” beams.

  • Specifications:ASTM A-992 / A572 Gr. 50, the standard specification for steel structural shapes for use in building framing.
  • Applications:House & building construction, trailer & truck bed framing, mezzanines, platforms, machine bases, bridges, etc.
  • Mechanical Properties: Tensile = 65,000 PSI, Yield = 50,000 PSI,
  • Brinell Hardness = 143 (+/-)
  • How is it Measured?Height(A) X Web (B) X Flange (C) X Length
  • Available Stock Sizes: 5ft, 10ft, 20ft or Cut to Size

Structural “I” Beam

Standard American Beams, aka Junior Beam, S Beam, or I Beams have tapered flanges for increased strength of the flanges compared to the wide flange or “H” beams.

  • Specifications:ASTM A36 / A572 Gr. 50, the standard specification for steel structural shapes for use in general construction.
  • Applications:Trolley ways, lifts, hoists, house & building construction, trailer & truck bed framing, mezzanines, etc.
  • Mechanical Properties: Tensile = 60/80,000 PSI, Yield = 36,000 PSI,
  • Brinell Hardness = 137 (+/-)
  • How is it Measured?Height(A) X Web (B) X Flange (C) X Length
  • Available Stock Sizes: 5ft,10ft, 20ft or Cut to Size
steel-channel-measurementsA36 Structural Steel Channel, is a hot rolled, mild steel channel shape with inside radius corners that is ideal for all structural applications, general fabrication and repairs. A36 Steel Channel is used in industrial maintenance, agricultural implements, transportation equipment, etc. A36 Steel Channel is also available in a galvanized coated finish.

  • Specifications: ASTM A36
  • AKA: HR steel channel, mild steel channel, steel C channel
  • Applications: frame work, braces, supports, cross members, etc.
  • Workability: Easy to Weld, Cut, Form, and Machine
  • Mechanical Properties:Brinell = 112, Tensile = 58-80,000 +/-,
  • Yield = 36,000 +/-
  • How is it Measured?Width (A) X Flange (B) X Web Thickness (C)
  • Available Stock Sizes: 2ft, 4ft, 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, 20ft or Cut to Size

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