Carbon Steel Structural Beams

carbon steel structural beams

Carbon steel structural beams are manufactured in two configurations. Both are constructed with a vertical web in the center of the beam, with horizontal flanges on top and bottom. The structure of the beam provides superior load-bearing support.

  • Standard American Beams – Also known as Junior Beams, S Beam, or I Beams have tapered flanges for increased strength of the flanges.
  • Wide Flange Steel Beams -  Also known as W Beams or H Beams have non-tapered flanges that are wider than the standard S or I beams.

I- and H- beams are widely used in the construction industry to provide support for buildings and load-bearing walls. They are available in a variety of standard sizes and selected based on the applied load for the required application. I-beams may be used both as beams and as columns.

Applications for I-beams include:

  • Construction support beams for commercial and residential construction
  • Support frames and columns for trolley ways, lifts and hoists
  • Mezzanines and platforms
  • Trailer and truck bed framing

Applications for H-beams include:

  • Construction support beams for commercial and residential construction
  • Mezzanines and platforms
  • Bridges
  • Trailer and truck bed framing
  • Machine bases

O’Neal Steel carries I- and H- beams in A36, A992 and A588 carbon steel alloys.

For inquiries, call us today at 800-861-8272.