The I Beams / S Beams series represent a broad product line of bar-shaped building elements. The hot rolled execution has conical flanges, while the laser fused has parallel ones. Both their tolerances are defined by ASTM A 484, the laser fused execution has additionally the product standard defined by ASTM A1069.
A stainless steel beam can be or jointed – then it is welded or bolted – or warm manufactured – then it is hot rolled or extruded. Upper and lower horizontal part of the beam is called flange, the connecting vertical middle part is called web.
Stainless steel I and S beams are used in commerce and industry but also in machinery and equipment building. The use of stainless steel profiles is characterized by a high flexibility of composition and a fast and cost reduced construction (through the possibility of prefabrication in the steel production). Stainless steel profiles are produced mainly from scrap and can be recycled again after utilization so new resources can be conserved.
The following austenitic grades are predominantly used for stainless steel structurals: 304, 304L, 316, 316L, they are defined by ASTM A276, ASTM A479 and ASME SA479.
|Description||Execution||lbs/ft||h in.||b in.||tw in.||tf in.|
|S 3x5.70||Hot Rolled||5.7||3||2.33||0.17||0.26|
|S 4x7.70||Hot Rolled||7.7||4||2.663||0.193||0.293|
|S 5x10.0||Hot Rolled||10||5||3.004||0.214||0.326|
|S 6x12.5||Hot Rolled||12.5||6||3.332||0.232||0.359|