High-Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel plates offer better environmental corrosion resistance and are more robust than convention carbon steel. HSLA is also extremely ductile, easy to weld, and highly formable. HSLA steels are not usually made to meet a specific chemical composition instead they are known to meet precise mechanical properties. The HSLA specification is meant primarily for use in structural members, where savings in weight and added durability are crucial.
Leeco Steel stocks a wide-ranging supply of HSLA steel plates in different grades that match both Canadian and the US standards. HSLA can be used in brackets, rail cars, truck frames, crane booms, and other comparable applications.
High-Strength Low Alloy Steel Plates
A36 - The A36 plate is extensively used in a variety of industries.
A572 GRADE 42, 50, 60, 65 - A572 is used in a range of structural applications including bridges, construction equipment, buildings, and more.
CSA G40.21 GRADE 44W, 50W, 50A - Basically, the 44W is the most extensively used grade in Canada, and is used for a range of building purposes.
A709 GRADE 36, 50, 50W - A709 steel plate is chiefly used in the manufacturing of bridges.
A709 GRADE HPS 50W, 70W - The grades HPS 50W and HPS 70W are higher performing grades meant to endure extreme climates.
AASHTO M270 GRADE 50, 50W - This grade adheres to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' standards.
A588 and A606 - This is a structural steel plate for riveting, welding, or bolting in construction applications.
A871-65 - A871 steel plate is used for tubular structures and poles.
A656 GRADE 50, 60, 70, 80 - A656 plate steel is used in truck frames, crane booms, construction equipment, and general fabrication.
A573 GRADE 58, 65, 70 - A573 plate steel is used in the manufacture of storage tanks where atmospheric conditions require better notch toughness.
A283 - A283 plate steel comprises of low and intermediate tensile strength carbon steel plate of structural quality.