What is Hot-Rolled Steel?

A lot of people don’t know much about steel types and grades or milling processes. There are all kinds of different steels that are used in everything from cookware to skyscrapers. The process of rolling steel is used to even out with of metal, and there are two different processes – hot rolling and cold rolling. Hot rolled steel is frequently used in the Edmonton area for structural purposes as well as in the oil and gas industry. Material that is hot rolled exhibits less deformation, an important factor in both structural uses and the creation of pipelines and facilities construction.

Hot Rolling Process

The steel rolling process means that steel put through a series of heavy metal rolls. During this process, the metal is pressed thinner until it attains a uniform thickness. Hot rolling is a process that prevents the recrystallization of steel when it is rolled above 1700°F/927°C. In addition to being used in the oil and gas industry, hot rolled steel is used to create water heaters, agricultural equipment, truck frames, components for railway cars, and other products where durability and resistance to deformation are vital. Hot rolled steel tends to have a dull finish, and thus is used in infrastructure where the final finish is not important.

Choosing the Correct Steel for Your Project

When building a structure, whether it’s a residence, office, or other facilities, hot rolled steel should be on the list of materials considered for the framing. It is durable, non-flammable, and resists deformation. Steel allows for a wider variety of framing options and offers the bonus of creating large open spaces when it comes to warehousing, office buildings, and other space-intensive projects. Consult with Maximum Metals, an experienced Edmonton steel company that can work with you to get you precisely what you need.

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