Equal Vs. Unequal Angle Steel

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Equal Vs. Unequal Angle Steel

Many elements of steel applications within the workplace are based on angles and how they contribute to reinforcement, and a good example here angled steel. Angled steel bar can come in both equal and unequal angles, and the two might have very different properties and applications.

At Wasatch Steel, we provide both equal and unequal angled steel. Let’s look at the differences between the two, and how each might impact your decision.

Equal Angle Steel

Equal angle steel bars are characterized by excellent strength and tensile strength, and they’re known for providing top quality workability with no warping whatsoever. You’ll notice the perfect angle evenness, and there will typically be several colors available.

From a practical standpoint, equal angle steel bars can be widely used. They’re great for reinforcing both large and small buildings due to their strength, and they’re often used in support frames for new construction projects. Plant and machinery facilities commonly contain large amounts of equal angle steel. They’re used in ships, railroads and all across the industrial industry. Most are treated with anti-rust coating, an additional benefit in many fields.

Unequal Angle Steel

Unequal angle steel, on the other hand, has different side lengths that can commonly be seen with the naked eye. It can generally be supplied in American standard, Japanese standard or Chinese standard based on sizing proportions. Length will generally range between 6 and 12 meters.

Unequal angle steel bars can be used in a variety of applications as well. It’s common in large projects, and will frequently be found in areas like workshops, bridges and vehicles that require uneven support in certain areas. It can also be used for certain kinds of construction, and many smaller unequal steel angle products work as basic structural components.

To learn more about the applications of equal and unequal angle steel, or for information on any of our other steel services, contact the pros at Wasatch Steel today.