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Looking for a durable and versatile metal square tube that won’t break the bank? Look no further than Speciality Metals’ 60mm x 60mm x 3mm Mild Steel Box Section. This metal square tube comes in various lengths and is not only cost-effective but also recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly choice. Its excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities make it a go-to option for any project that requires a sturdy and reliable material. So why wait? Invest in Speciality Metals’ Mild Steel Box Section and start crafting your next masterpiece today!
The Speciality Metals Company is one of the leading suppliers of mild steel metal square tube box section in the United Kingdom. Additionally, in addition to stocking only the best products, we provide the most helpful customer service by providing bespoke cutting and fast shipping.
Box sections, also known as mild steel hollow sections or ERW tubes, are widely used in a variety of applications. The durability of this material permits it to be used for a wide range of applications, including traffic signs, pipeline construction, automobile repair and as a structural steel.
Looking for a versatile and durable metal square tube? Look no further than the 60mm x 60mm x 3mm Mild Steel Box Section Metal Square Tube offered by Speciality Metals. Available in various lengths, this cost-effective tube is not only recyclable but boasts excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities. Whether you’re working on a commercial or industrial project, this metal square tube is sure to meet your needs. The square design allows for more even weight distribution and increased structural support, making it a top choice for a variety of applications. With its reliable strength and unmatched machining potential, this steel box section is a must-have for any metalworking project.
Mild steel square tube box section is a quality strong metal product. However it is not rust proof and may do so over time. Please use galvanised or stainless steel if you need resistance to rust. If this metal tube does show signs off rust then simply get this off with WD40 or fine sanding.
The grade of plain steel that we have available has mechanical properties that provide excellent machinability, formability and weldability. Mild steel can be welded and it is also suitable for painting. Mild steel is a magnetic grade of metal. Magnets will stick to this sheet but it is not itself a magnet.
We also carry a wide range of mild steel sheet metal, angle iron and flat bar.
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Mild steel square tubes, when exposed to saltwater or marine environments, face significant challenges. Saltwater is particularly corrosive to metals and mild steel, without proper protection, is especially vulnerable. The salt acts as a catalyst, accelerating the oxidation process which results in the rapid formation of rust on the steel surface.
In marine settings, not only is the steel exposed to saltwater, but also to salty air. This means that even parts of structures not directly in contact with the water can still be affected by the corrosive marine environment. The combined effects of humidity, salt and oxygen lead to a persistent threat of corrosion.
However, several strategies can mitigate these challenges. Coatings, such as galvanisation, provide a protective zinc layer that serves as a sacrificial anode, corroding before the steel does. Another common method is the application of marine-grade paint or epoxy coatings, which seal off the steel from the corrosive environment. Stainless steel cladding or using stainless steel fasteners can also help reduce corrosion at connection points.
Yes, you can insulate metal square tubes, and there are a few reasons you might want to do this:
Thermal Insulation: To prevent heat transfer through the tubes, which might be necessary if they are used in structures or applications where temperature control is essential.
Acoustic Insulation: To minimise noise or vibrations transmitted through the tubes, especially if they are part of a building or machinery structure.
Condensation Control: If the metal tubes are cold and exposed to humid air, insulation can prevent condensation from forming on the exterior, which can lead to corrosion.
Here’s how you can insulate metal square tubes:
Insulation Wraps: There are various wrap materials available, like fiberglass or mineral wool wraps, that can be wrapped around the exterior of the tube. They often come with a foil or vapor barrier layer to prevent moisture ingress.
Foam Insulation: Spray foam or foam sleeves can be applied to the tubes. These materials expand to fill gaps, providing a snug fit and effective insulation.
Insulation Boards: Rigid insulation boards made of materials like polystyrene can be cut and shaped to fit around the tubes.
Internal Insulation: In some applications, insulating the inside of the tube might be appropriate. This can be done using foam or other materials, but it’s essential to ensure that there’s no risk of the insulation material reacting with whatever might be passing through the tube.
Protective Coatings: After insulating, it’s often beneficial to apply a protective coating or cladding over the insulation to protect it from mechanical damage, UV degradation or moisture.
Regular Inspections: Insulation can sometimes hide corrosion or other problems with the underlying metal, so regular inspections are crucial. Ensure that the insulation remains dry, as wet insulation can accelerate corrosion.
When insulating metal square tubes, consider the specific application and the challenges presented by the environment. Selecting the right insulation material and method will ensure the effectiveness and longevity of the insulation.
Metal square tubes have specific weight or load limits, contingent upon factors such as their size, wall thickness, material type and the method by which they’re produced. The inherent strength of the steel, characterised by its yield strength, dictates the weight it can withstand. Notably, a tube’s wall thickness and its overall dimensions play crucial roles in its load-bearing capacity. However, factors like potential buckling under compressive loads and the strength of its joints or connections can be just as pivotal. Longer tubes, for example, might buckle more easily than shorter ones. Moreover, the nature of the load, whether dynamic or static, can influence a tube’s ability to bear weight. For safety and accuracy in applications, professionals often refer to manufacturer-provided load tables, and when uncertain, the guidance of a structural engineer is invaluable.
Check out our blog discussing what is a steel box section. It will prove a useful read to help you to make an informed decision on which material would work best for you.
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