We offer a range of sheet and plate steel for most requirements. Although the range is minimal, we always have the capability to source other stock so please don’t hesitate to get in touch
Steel is one of the most common metals used for structural applications. It is strong, tough and ductile.
Structural steels are the most widely used product among steel users, suppliers and distributers. Many of the key features of structural steel is that it is formable, weldable and affordable one of the many reasons its favoured by many industries. This combination makes them particularly useful in all sectors. As it is an extremely adaptable product, it is often favored by engineers trying to maximize strength or ‘S’ structure while minimizing its weight.
Here at USP Steels we offer S275/S355 as standard below. If there is something else you are looking for, we will always try to assist.
|Grades||Gauges||Standard floor stocks||Features|
|S275 DRY||2.0mm – 25.00mm||2500 x 1250 / 3000 x 1500||J2 available CAT & JCB approved|
|S275 DRY||2.0mm – 25.00mm||4000 x 2000||J2 available CAT & JCB approved|
|S275 P & O||3.0mm – 20.00mm||2500 x 1250 / 3000 x 1500||J2 available CAT & JCB approved|
|S275 P & O||2.0mm – 25.00mm||4000 x 2000||J2 available CAT & JCB approved|
|S355 DRY||3.0mm – 25.00mm||3000 x 1500||J2 available CAT & JCB approved|
|S355 P & O||3.0mm – 25.00mm||3000 x 1500||J2 available CAT & JCB approved|
ABOUT STRUCTURAL STEELS
S275 is a structural grade steel with a minimum yield strength of 275 N/mm² . S355 is a structural grade steel with a minimum yield strength of 355 N/mm². In line with the European Standard classifications, structural steels must be referenced using standard symbols including but not limited to S, 235, J2, K2, C, Z, W, JR, and JO, where:
- ‘S’ denotes the fact that it is structural steel; ‘235’ which relates to the minimum yield strength of the steel (tested at a thickness of 16mm)
- ‘J2’, ‘K2’, ‘JR’, and ‘JO’ all demonstrate the material toughness in relation to the Charpy impact or ‘V’ notch test methodology.
- ‘W’ is weathering steel (atmospheric corrosion-resistant); ‘Z’ represents structural steel with improved strength perpendicular to the surface, and ‘C’ is cold-formed.
WHERE IS STRUCTURAL STEEL USED?
S275 is suitable for numerous general engineering and structural applications. Available in S275 & S275JR, it provides a lower strength (than S355) but has good machinability and can be welded. The average minimum yield for S275 steel is 275 N/mm² giving its name: S275.
S355 is often used in the most demanding environments such as the offshore industry. Available in S355 & S355JR, S355 steel is a low carbon steel whose specifications offer high yield strength. The average minimum yield for S355 steel is 355 N/mm² giving its name: S355.
Our standard structural steel is S275 and S355 but if there is something you are after please let us know.
We will always go above and beyond to help our customers. Please get in touch to see how we can help you with your enquiry.