Structural Steel Solutions in Edmonton
If you have chosen structural steel for your project in Edmonton or Calgary, you’ve come to the right place! Terrick Enterprises Ltd. is a preferred manufacturer of structural steel products. Structural steel is a steel category built specifically for use in building construction and other industries for its immense yield strength. See below to learn about various applications of structural steel:
Construction: It is one of the most common uses of structural steel due to its strength and rigidity. You can construct both your residential and commercial buildings in Edmonton with our products.
Energy sector: Nuclear, wind power, mining, oil, and natural gas industries use structural steel in manufacturing. Its resistance against fire, corrosion, and weather makes it suitable for this application. In addition to that, structural steel is also used in transmission towers, turbines and electromagnetic fields.
Other applications: Due to its ductile and malleable properties, structural steel qualifies as a cost-effective material for use. It can be used for various other applications such as Machinery & equipment and Storage tanks.
For reliable and customized steel fabrication services in Edmonton, Calgary and the surrounding areas, get in touch with Terrick Enterprises Ltd.
Why Choose Structural Steel?
Our structural steel products in Edmonton and Calgary are a popular choice and with good reason. Steel lends its many advantages to the products that we craft for you. These benefits include:
Steel is exceptionally versatile and flexible, which allows us to use it to create products of various specifications.
Products made of steel can withstand pressure and heavy weight. Moreover, they don't rot or depreciate with time.
Structural steel is resistant to moisture or fire damage, mould growth and fungus. In addition to that, it stands tough against earthquakes, floods and other natural calamities.
As a building material, steel is predictable. You can count on it to successfully generate the product you want.
Further reading: 3 Different Ways Structural Steel Has Changed the World
Structural Steel Types and Grades
Structural steel comes in various shapes and grades to meet specific design requirements. The most commonly used shapes for structural steels are I, T, and C, which are classified by the shape of their cross-sections. The grade of the steel affects its mechanical properties, and different grades must be chosen according to design requirements. Here are some of the standard structural steel materials:
Carbon steel is defined as steel that does not require the addition of any other alloying element, such as tungsten, zirconium, cobalt, or nickel. Its copper content should not exceed 0.4%, and other elements such as silicon, manganese and copper should not exceed specified percentages in weight. Carbon steels are categorized by their carbon content as low-carbon, medium-carbon, high-carbon, and ultrahigh-carbon steels. They are mostly used in structural pipes and tubing.
High strength low alloy steels:
This type of steel is designed to have better mechanical properties and be more resistant to atmospheric corrosion than carbon steel. They contain up to 2.0% manganese, and small amounts of other alloying elements such as chromium, nickel, molybdenum, nitrogen, vanadium, niobium, and titanium can be added to alter the properties. Weathering steels, a sub-type of high-strength low alloy steels, have high resistance to atmospheric corrosion by forming a passive, rust-like layer on the surface. They are commonly used in structural shapes and plates.
Forging is the process of shaping the metal while it is in the solid state by applying thermal and mechanical energy to steel ingots or billets. This process introduces a uniform grain structure to the material, which decreases discontinuity in the matrix by removing voids, and gas bubbles and increases overall strength.
Quenched and tempered alloy steels:
This type of structural steel, such as A514, is mostly used in building construction. This steel has undergone quenching and tempering heat treatment steps to improve its mechanical properties.
Structural Steel Grades
Structural steels are defined by their shapes and dimensions in many standards worldwide. These standards specify the angles, tolerances, dimensions, and cross-sectional measurements of the steels and assign them names accordingly.
Understanding the different types and grades of structural steel is important for choosing the right material for specific applications. Reach out to us for any information you are looking for.
Make your construction project a success with our structural steel fabrication services! Our metal fabrications are designed to withstand the most demanding loads and to achieve the perfect results you need in complex steel structures. Contact us today, and we will be happy to help you!