What are the ASTM Specifications for Steel Beams?

ASTM International is a global organization that provides standardized guidelines for steel manufacturers. ASTM International publishes relevant information on the classification, evaluation and specification of steel types, and steel manufacturers use this information to determine the material, mechanical attributes, chemicals, and metallurgic properties of their steel.

ASTM is the standard that’s used in the United States to determine the steel grade of steel h-pile beams and steel wide flange beams.

Steel Beam ASTM Standards

Steel h-pile beams and steel wide flange beams come in eight ASTM standards, including A36, A572-Grade 50, A588, A690, A709, A913-Grade 50, A913-Grade 65, and A992.

  1. ASTM A36 mainly applies to carbon structural steel. It covers the shapes of structural quality for bolted, welded, or riveted construction of bridges and buildings.

  2. ASTM A572 Grade 50 applies to higher strength, low-alloy Columbium-Vanadium structural steel. The specification covers the 50 grade for welding, bolting and riveting construction structures.

  3. ASTM A588 applies to higher strength, low-alloy structural steel. This specification includes resistance to atmospheric corrosion and savings in weight.

  4. ASTM A690 applies to the testing and materials standard for high-strength and low alloy of phosphorus steel H-piles and sheet piling of structural quality. The specification is used in the construction of bulkheads, excavation and block walls.

  5. ASTM A709 applies to bars and shapes for bridge projects. It’s for carbon and high-strength low-alloy shapes.

  6. ASTM A913 Grade 50 applies to higher strength, low-alloy steel shapes of structural quality. The specification covers structural steel shapes in grade 50 produced by QSI. These shapes are for bolting, riveting, and welding construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

  7. ASTM A913 Grade 65 is the same as the ASTM A913 Grade 50, but differs in grades. Its structural steel is grade 65.

  8. ASTM A992 specification applies to steel structural shapes in building framing. It covers rolled shapes for building framing, bridges, and general structural projects.

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Steel Beam Sizes that Apply to ASTM

ASTM specifications cover a wide range of steel h-pile beam and steel wide flange beam sizes, including:

  • W8: W8x18, W8x21, W8x24, W8x28, W8x31, W8x35, W8x40, W8x48, W8x58, W8x67

  • W10: W10x22, W10x26, W10x30, W10x33, W10x39, W10x45, W10x49, W10x54, W10x60, W10x68, W10x77, W10x88, W10x100, W10x112

  • W12: W12x26, W12x30, W12x35, W12x40, W12x45, W12x50, W12x53, W12x58 ,W12x65, W12x72, W12x79, W12x87, W12x96, W12x106, W26x120, W12x136, W12x152, W12x170, W12x190, W12x210, W12x230, W12x252

  • W14: W14x22, W14x26, W14x30, W14x34, W14x38, W14x43, W14x48, W14x53, W14x61, W14x68, W14x74, W14x82, W14x90, W14x99, W14x109, W14x120, W14x132, W14x145, W14x159, W14x176, W14x193, W14x211, W14x233, W14x257, W14x283

  • W16: W16x26, W16x31, W16x36, W16x40, W16x45, W16x50, W16x57, W16x67, W16x77, W16x89, W16x100

  • W18: W18x35, W18x40, W18x46, W18x50, W18x55, W18x60, W18x65, W18x71, W18x76, W18x86, W18x97, W18x106, W18x119, W18x130, W18x143, W18x158, W18x175, W18x192, W18x211, W18x234

  • W21: W21x44, W21x50, W21x57, W21x58, W21x55, W21x62, W21x68, W21x73, W21x83, W21x93, W21x101, W21x111, W21x122, W21x132, W21x147, W21x166, W21x182, W21x201, W21x223, W21x248, W21x275

  • W24: W24x55, W24x62, W24x68, W24x76, W24x84, W24x94, W24x103, W24x204, W24x117, W24x131, W24x146, W24x162, W24x176, W24x192, W24x207, W24x229

  • W27: W27x84, W27x94, W27x102, W27x114, W27x129, W27x146, W27x161, W27x178, W27x194

  • W30: W30x90, W30x99, W30x108, W30x116, W30x124, W30x132, W30x148

  • W33: W33x118, W33x130, W33x141, W33x152, W33x169

  • W36: W36x135, W36x150, W36x160, W36x170, W36x182, W36x194, W36x210, W36x232, W36x256

  • HP8: HP8x36

  • HP10: HP10x42, HP10x57

  • HP12: HP12x53, HP12x63, HP12x74, HP12x84, HP12x89, HP12x102, HP12x117

  • HP14: HP14x73, HP14x89, HP14x102, HP14x117

  • HP16: HP16x88, HP16x101, HP16x121, HP16x141, HP16x162, HP16x183

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