Structural Steel Sections - Features, Applications and Specifications

Masteel is a leading supplier of structural steel sections to many locations throughout the world, supplying a wide range of steel products. The range of shapes (sections as we call them in the UK or profiles as they are more commonly known across Europe) is very wide including universal beams and universal columns.

Hollow Section Structural Steel

Hollow sections (RHS, SHS, and CHS) are available in metric sizes which are common both in the UK and across the continent. Hot finished hollow sections are supplied in accordance with EN10210 and in EN10219 for cold formed hollow sections. Although the sections dimension may be identical for both hot finished and cold formed, the capacities are not direct equivalents so care is required to ensure the correct grade is requested.

Open Section Structural Steel

For open sections, 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 we use the terms UB (Universal Beams) and UC (Universal Columns) whereas continental beams are I Sections (IPE etc) and columns are H Sections (HEA etc).

Different Grades of Structural Steel

The most commonly used grades are S235, S275 or S355. The grade designation represents the nominal yield strength for structural steels (S).

Impact Testing on Structural Steel

Low temperature impact testing can be carried out at your designated test temperature ie -20°C, -30°C,-50°C.

Features of Masteel Structural Steel Sections

The features of Masteel structural steel sections are listed below.

  • major stockholding
  • global shipping
  • a variety of finishes
  • quick turnaround
  • a variety of universal beams and universal columns to choose from
  • accurate 'in-house' cutting and profiling service
  • high quality steel from major European steel mills

Specifications of Structural Steel Sections

The specifications for Masteel structural steel sections are listed below.

  • BSEN 10025 S275
  • BSEN 10025 S355 (low temperature impact testing available)
  • BSEN10025 S275H
  • BSEN 10025 S355H (low temperature impact testing available)

For further information on the following specifications please vist Masteel.

  • Universal Columns (UC)
  • Universal Beams (UB)
  • Parallel Flange Rolled Steel Channels (PFC)
  • Hot Rolled Steel Angles (RSA)
  • Continental Beams – I Sections
  • Continental Channels – U Sections

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Masteel UK Ltd.

For more information on this source, please visit Masteel UK Ltd


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