Alloy Steel: Everything you need to know about alloy steels and their role in building and construction industry.

Metals and non-metals are combined to produce steel, one of the world's largest industries.  Using this combination to manufacture steel, different chemical properties can be obtained for specific applications.

What is Alloy Steel?

Among the alloying elements used in american alloy steels are silicon, chromium, molybdenum, boron, vanadium, nickel, aluminum, etc.  As a result of these alloying elements, alloy steel becomes stronger, tougher, harder, and more wear-resistant

Types of Alloy Steel

High-Alloy Steel: Alloying elements make up a large percentage of its composition. Stainless steel, which contains up to 12% chromium, is the most common high alloy steel density. – Low-Alloy Steel: In comparison to other metals, it has a lower percentage of alloying elements, which ranges from 1 to 5 percent. Depending on the alloy used, this steel has different strengths and applications.

Steel Rebar

A rebar is a mesh of steel wires or a steel bar. In reinforced concrete and masonry structures, this type of steel provides extra strength.  Often, rebar's surface is patterned to improve concrete's bond with it.

Uses of Steel Rebar

Primary reinforcement Secondary reinforcement Provide resistance Reinforced masonry

Carbon Steel

Carbon steel is a type of steel with a higher carbon content than other steel types.  This type of steel can contain up to 2.5% carbon, which increases its strength, making it ideal for heavy construction.

Depending on the project's nature, the best steel type should be used in the Building & Construction Industry.  Steel types have unique properties that either add value or compromise a building's structural integrity. Thus, to ensure the right type of steel is used, a structure's strength requirements and other requirements, such as corrosion resistance, tensile strength, and ductility, must be considered.