Steel Beam and Channel


A steel beam is a structural steel product that is made to support heavy loads. Steel beams come in different sizes and types, hence their different applications in the construction of structures and buildings. The specifications of a structure determine the geometry, size and shape of beams. These beams can be straight or curved.

Common Steel Grades:

  • ASTM A36, SS400, Q235B, Q345B, SJ235, ASTM 572 … AND MANY OTHERS!

Types of Beams based on cross sections:

  • I-Beam: This kind of beam is also known as the Standard American Beam or junior beam. It has an I-Cross section.
  • T-Beam: As suggested by the name, this beam has a T cross section.
  • Channels: Also known as C Beams or C-Channel, these beams have a C cross section.
  • Wide Flange Beams: These are also known as H Beams or W Beams. They have flanges that are not tapered and are wider than standard I beams.
Steel Beam