Carbon Steel Structural Beams

Carbon steel structural beams are manufactured in two configurations. Both are constructed with a vertical web in the center of the beam, with horizontal flanges on top and bottom. The structure of the beam provides superior load-bearing support.

  • Standard American Beams – Also known as Junior Beams, S Beam, or I Beams have tapered flanges for increased strength of the flanges.
  • Wide Flange Steel Beams -  Also known as W Beams or H Beams have non-tapered flanges that are wider than the standard S or I beams.

I- and H- beams are widely used in the construction industry to provide support for buildings and load-bearing walls. They are available in a variety of standard sizes and selected based on the applied load for the required application. I-beams may be used both as beams and as columns.

Applications for I-beams include:

  • Construction support beams for commercial and residential construction
  • Support frames and columns for trolley ways, lifts and hoists
  • Mezzanines and platforms
  • Trailer and truck bed framing

Applications for H-beams include:

  • Construction support beams for commercial and residential construction
  • Mezzanines and platforms
  • Bridges
  • Trailer and truck bed framing
  • Machine bases

ASTM A992 Beam

Characteristics

ASTM A992 is the most commonly used beam in construction. It is a structural steel containing small additions of vanadium or columbium, copper, nickel, chrome, and molybdenum, which provide A992 with better material definition. In most cases it can be dual certified to A572 grade 50, exhibiting the high strength and improved weight-to-strength found in A572 carbon steel.

Applications

A992 steel is used for I- and H-beams for bridge construction and building frames.

Sizes

    4 x 13# thru 40 x 167#

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