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Looking for a strong and reliable material for your next project? Look no further than Speciality Metals’ Mild Steel Square Tube Box Section. Available in various lengths, this square tube is both durable and versatile, making it an excellent option for all kinds of applications. Not only is it cost-effective, but it’s also recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly choice. And when it comes to welding, forming, bending and machining, this mild steel square tube is top-notch. So why not choose Speciality Metals for your next building project? You won’t be disappointed with the results.
Speciality Metals is one of the leading suppliers of mild steel 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.
Speciality Metals offers a versatile and cost-effective solution to structural applications with their 70mm x 70mm x 3mm Mild Steel Square Tube Box Section. This durable option comes in various lengths and boasts excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities to fit any project needs. As a recyclable material, you can be sure that you’re also making an environmentally conscious decision. With its versatility and strength, the mild steel square tube is the perfect option for a wide range of applications ranging from construction to furniture, providing both stability and aesthetic appeal.
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.
Speciality Metals is known to be the United Kingdom’s best up-and-coming small-quantity metal company.
Furthermore we stock a vast range of round tube options that compliment our mesh range perfectly.
Over 50,000 customers of Specialty Metals are provided with fast, friendly customer service every year. We’re the place to try when you need metal of any shape and size. We’re based in Warrington, UK. We pride ourselves on our rapid turnaround and a large range of options.
Mild steel square tubes, when exposed to acidic or alkaline environments, can face corrosion challenges. The pH of the environment, which measures its acidity or alkalinity, significantly impacts the rate of corrosion. In acidic conditions, with a pH below 7, mild steel tends to corrode rapidly as the acid reacts with the iron, producing iron salts and hydrogen gas. Alkaline environments, with a pH above 7, can also be corrosive, especially if the alkalinity is due to salts that can break down and form corrosive substances. This corrosion in both settings can compromise the structural integrity of the tube over time. Protective measures, like coatings or paints, are vital. Coatings such as epoxy, zinc or even specialised acid or alkali-resistant paints, can provide a barrier, preventing the corrosive agents from coming into direct contact with the steel. If mild steel square tubes are to be used in such challenging environments, it’s crucial to regularly inspect them for signs of corrosion and maintain their protective coatings effectively.
Mild steel square tube, while capable of serving as an electrical conduit, presents certain challenges that need addressing. Mild steel’s inherent susceptibility to corrosion, especially in humid environments, makes it necessary to employ protective coatings like galvanisation to ensure its longevity and maintain electrical integrity. Moreover, being a conductor, it can act as a grounding conduit but is also susceptible to magnetic fields, which could lead to interference in some setups. Additionally, its weight and rigidity, being greater than alternatives like PVC or aluminum, might pose installation challenges. It’s also pivotal to recognise that local building and electrical codes might have specific conduit requirements regarding grounding and fire resistance, which could affect the suitability of mild steel. In essence, while feasible, using mild steel square tube as an electrical conduit demands careful consideration of its attributes and potential protective measures, balanced against local regulations and the advantages of other conventional materials.
Mild steel square tube, when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, doesn’t experience direct deterioration from the UV rays themselves, as UV radiation primarily affects organic materials like plastics. However, the secondary effects of prolonged UV exposure can be problematic. UV rays can break down paints, coatings and other protective layers applied to the steel surface, making it more susceptible to environmental elements. Once these protective layers are compromised, the mild steel becomes vulnerable to moisture, oxygen and other corrosive agents, accelerating the rusting process. In areas with strong sunlight, the heat accompanying UV exposure can exacerbate the rate of thermal expansion and contraction of the steel, which may impact the structural integrity over time, especially if the steel is under continuous load. To safeguard mild steel square tubes from the detrimental effects of UV exposure, it’s advisable to use UV-resistant coatings and paints and to perform regular maintenance checks to ensure that the protective layers remain intact and effective.
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