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Common Types of H-Beams

February 28, 2017

Shopping for the right H-beam requires astute planning and process proliferation, as well as having basic knowledge in steel beams. With the H-Beam type being the most common in most engineering and fabrication projects, there is a need to know what constitutes the right beam for your project. The nature of finishing on the beam is also a great determinant of how effective the beam becomes in helping you achieve your project goals. In construction projects for instance, the finishing on your beam of choice defines its ability to resist bending due to downward forces, hence a steel finish is recommended. This is just one of the common finishings you’re likely to find in the market. Below is the full list: 

Aluminum finish

When looking for light weight H-beams, you need to have an aluminum finish. Although aluminum offers a light weight standard, it confers superior surface finishes meeting the needs of the end users. H-beams in this class can be used for light to medium duty applications requiring the use of a standard gauge beam.

Steel finish

Steel is best known to offer sturdy solutions when it comes to definitive order in structural outfits. Steel H-beams can be used in crafting both fabricated and pre-fabricated structures for a diversity of industries. Besides, the beams can also be used in making advanced fabricated components in accordance with different operational standards.

Stainless steel finish

Second to the original steel beams, stainless steel H-beams are known to offer a steady and well balanced finish. The combination of improved tensile strength and high surface lusture makes stainless steel beams a prime choice for use in open spaces.

Cellular finish

Crafted to meet the needs of traditionally castellated beam versions, cellular beams are known to offer deeper product options. The cellular finished beams are known to further confer more flexible results with higher cellular diameters.