A992 Beams

Kloeckner Metals routinely supplies A992 beams, a high-strength, corrosion resistant structural steel, nationwide to its customers.

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Typical Standards

Format Sizes Range
Thickness
S beams3" x 5.7# - 24" x 121#
W beams4" x 13# - 44" - 335"

General Info About A992

A992 is one of the most popular structural steels. It shows a minimum yield strength of 50 ksi, excellent weldability, corrosion resistance, and improved strength to weight ratio. It is available in W and S beams in various sizes to serve in a range of structural applications across industries, such as general construction, building frames, and bridges.

More Details About A992 Beams

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    This high strength structural steel product grade is a de facto steel for building project requiring good corrosion resistance, ductility, and weldability. It is the most common structural steel for wide flange beams, but can cover any hot rolled shape. It is considered a more affordable structural steel given improved strength to weight ratio.

  • Industries

    As a structural steel product, A992 steel beams are ideal for general construction. They are also gaining popularity in the wind and solar industry.

  • Applications

    Some typical uses for A992 structural steel beams include building frames, bridge construction, and any general construction where high strength and corrosion resistance are important. When they are seen in the wind and solar industry they provide top-down support as posts ranging in size from W6 X 8.5 to W8 X 24. A992 beams are also used to construct solar canopies.

  • Machining

    This structural steel product grade shows fair machinability.

  • Welding

    A992 steel plate is easily welded and can be weld by all conventional methods.

  • Heat Treatment

    This structural steel product grade is heat treatable.

Chemical Properties

CNbCuMnNiPSSiV
0.23%0.05% max0.60% max0.5-1.5%0.45% max0.035%0.045%0.40% max0.11% max

Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties
Imperial
Tensile Strength, Min65 ksi
Tensile Strength, Yield50 - 65 ksi
Elongation (in 8")18.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are A992 beams used in the solar industry?

    ANSWER:

    Yes, A992 long products are used in the solar industry. They are considered interchangeable with A709 and A529 beams. A992 beams make up the unique canopy design and framing that’s typical of solar paneling, seen both as vertical support posts and to secure the paneling in place.

  • What is A992's yield strength?

    ANSWER:

    The yield strength for A992 steel ranges from 50 to 65 ksi.

  • What are A992 steel's properties?

    ANSWER:

    A992 is known for its strength and weldability. It has a minimum yield strength of 50 ksi up to 65 ksi and you’ll see it often used to fabricate structural steel components when high corrosion resistance is required.

  • What is the density of A992 steel?

    ANSWER:

    Like other carbon steels, the density of A992 steel is approximately 7850 kg/m3 (0.2836 lb/in3).

  • What is the difference between W beams and S beams?

    <strong>ANSWER:</strong>

    Size and design are the main differences between W and S beams. W or Wide Flange beams have a wider flanges and blockier angles along the beam. The standard American S beam has tapered flanges that form a slope on the inside of the beam with thicker steel at the web.

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