Hot Rolled Plates are produced from basic oxygen process steel. The designations applied to this material are based upon the types of mills used to produce the plates and resulting edge conditions. SHEARED PLATES have been rolled between horizontal rolls, with edges and ends later trimmed by shearing to obtain rectangular shape. In the heavier thicknesses (generally over 11/2”), the trimming is accomplished by flame cutting—hence the designation FLAME CUT PLATES.
APPLICATIONS Storage tanks, storage bins, welded pipe, bridge construction, freight and passenger cars, barges, tankers, machinery construction, mining cars and equipment, bearing plates for buildings, and other structural applications and various parts obtained by flame cutting with our modern shape cutting facilities.
WELDABILITY These plates are easily welded by all the welding processes and the resultant welds and joints are of extremely high quality. The grade of welding rod to be used depends on the thickness of section, design, service requirements, etc.