Structural steel has many applications across a wide range of industries namely, construction, manufacturing, transport, mining, shipbuilding, energy, and packaging. It is the most preferred metal by architects, designers, engineers, contractors, and fabricators. It is highly durable, corrosion resistant, tensile and affordable. Below listed are a few structural steel applications in different industrial sectors:
Structural steel has multiple applications in the construction industry. It is used in designing and building industrial spaces. Structural steel has a high strength to weight ratio which makes it ideal to use in the construction of large structures such as buildings, warehouses, bridges, factories etc. Beams, steel frames, columns, bars, girders, plates and many others are created by structural steel fabricators which are used in the construction industry.
Structural steel is used to manufacture trucks, transmissions, trains, rails and ships, anchor chains, aircraft undercarriages, and jet engine components. Most of these vehicles contain a good proportion of structural steel. Engineers and designers opt for structural steel because of its elasticity, corrosion resistance, tensile strength, ductility, malleability, and affordability.
The mining industry has many applications of structural steel. Most of the elements in the mining infrastructure are built using structural steel. All workshops, offices, structural elements of mines such as mining screens, fluidized bed boilers, buildings are made using structural steel. Structural steel is easy to clean because of its smooth surface thereby making it an ideal choice for the mining industry.
Most marine vehicles are created using structural steel. It is used to make supertankers, submarines, boats, ladders, steel flooring and grating, stairs and fabricated sections of steel. Structural steel can withstand a lot of external pressure, it does not rust and can be molded into any shape easily; these qualities makes structural steel extremely useful in the shipbuilding industry.
There are many structural steel applications in the energy sector. Energy sector comprises of wind power, nuclear power, electric power and natural gas. A lot of the industrial structures such as transmission towers, pipelines, wind turbines, electromagnets, transformer cores, oil and gas wells are made using structural steel. Apart from this, there are many other structural steel applications in the energy sector.
Steel is considered to be a good element for packaging as it protects the products from water, air, light exposure, and contaminants. The steel used in packaging is usually tin coated to prevent corrosion. Food, beverage containers, bottle caps and other closures are made using structural steel. “Packaging steel is made of low carbon cold rolled steel strip, and are surface finished.”
At Northern Weldarc, our team of highly skilled structural steel fabricators can help you with all your industrial fabrication requirements. We have a huge facility where fabricators work on projects before they take the products to the main site.