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hollow structural section

Hollow section refers to a cross-section shape with a hollow structure, usually used in components or structures made of metal, plastic, concrete, etc. The cross-section can be square, rectangular, circular or other shapes.

A “Steel hollow section” specifies that the section is made of steel. It has the properties of steel, such as high strength, stiffness and corrosion resistance.

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Standard & Specifications of Hollow Section 

Our structural hollow section are produced with precision, ensuring a uniform and robust structure. Available in various dimensions and steel grades, these sections meet stringent production standards. The surface coatings applied provide additional protection against environmental factors. These sections are machined to precision and find extensive applications in construction and structural engineering.

NameHollow Section
StandardAPI, ASTM, BS, EN, JIS, DIN…
Shape Round, Square, Rectangular
Steel MaterialCarbon steel, Alloy steel, Stainless steel, Ductile Iron
Length                                                       3m, 5.8m, 6m, 11.8m, 12m or customized
Wall Thickness1.24mm -59.54mm or customized
ToleranceAs per different standard
Manufacturing ProcessERW, LSAW, SSAW, SMLS
Pipe EndsPlain End, Beveled End, Threaded, Grooved
Pipe SurfaceVarnishing, Oiling, Hot Dip Galvanizing, Pre Galvanized, FBE, 2PP, 3PP, 2PE, 3PE 
Joint MethodFitting, Flange, Coupling, Clamp, Pipe Shoulder, Welding
ApplicationStructure, Construction, Oil, Gas and Water transport, Mining, Sprinkler, Green House…

What is Hollow Section?

The term “Hollow Section” (HSS: Hollow Structural Section) refers to welded steel tube that is utilized as structural elements in buildings and other structures, as well as a variety of manufactured items. It is commonly manufactured using hot-rolled coils. Slitting the coils to the appropriate width for the manufactured portion and then shaping them to the final shape required. Following size formation and seam welding, the tube is cut to the necessary length to make a single piece of pipe.

Hollow structural section is a low-cost, lightweight material that is easy to weld, mold, punch, and drill. Its hollow design covers and protects wires, pipelines, and moving parts but allows them to be exposed. Additionally, it can be substituted for solid steel goods such as I-Beams and Wide Flange.

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What is Hollow Section

Hollow Section Manufacturing Process

The roll forming process is used to produce hollow tube for construction projects. The coil is continually twisted by the forming rollers and then shaped into circular hollow sections and finally square hollow sections and rectangular hollow sections.

Hollow Section Manufacturing Process

The application of Hollow Sections

In welded steel frames and columns, hollow structural section are often employed. Because of their enormous strength, they are also frequently employed as steel support beams. Especially rectangular sections are frequently utilized in welded steel frames when components are subjected to loading from several directions. Because they have identical geometry along two or more cross-sectional axes and consequently uniform strength properties, square and circular hollow sections are extremely effective forms for this multiple-axis loading. This makes them suitable for columns. They are also extremely torsion-resistant.

What are SHS, RHS and CHS?

Square Hollow Section (SHS)

Square hollow section (SHS) is another popular type of structural steel pipe that falls somewhere between RHS and CHS in terms of characteristics, appearance, and structural behavior. SHS has a flat surface that makes joining and welding easier.

Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)

Rectangular hollow sections (RHS) are a frequently used material in mechanical, structural, and construction applications. This is because the flat surface of the pipe results in a more economical structural solution for joining and various other types of fabrication work.

Circular Hollow Section (CHS)

Circular hollow sections (CHS) are frequently used in a variety of structural, mechanical, and construction applications.

CHS is a popular architectural choice for aesthetic appearances in a variety of applications.

Benefits Of Using Hollow Sections Compare To W-Beams

Any steel construction with hollow sections gains strength and attractiveness. Employing hollow sections for building and structural purposes has various advantages over using W-beams:

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