Uses of mild steel in the construction industry
Mild steel, also known as low carbon steel, utilizes only a minute amount of carbon. The percentage of carbon may vary from 0.05% to 0.25% by weight. Moreover, it is not alloy steel and hence does not encompass a huge amount of other elements like chromium, molybdenum, etc.
The technique employed in the manufacturing of mild steel is similar to that of other carbon steels. Iron and coal are melted together in a blast furnace and then hardened into a rectangular shape.
As the carbon content in mild steel is less, the properties also vary as compared to other carbon steels.
Mild steel finds its usage in various applications and the following properties make it the ideal choice for use in an array of places:
- The less carbon in mild steel makes it more ductile and machinable
- Mild steel can also be easily welded
- The mild steel is highly malleable and does not crack as opposed to the high carbon steel that is very susceptible to breaking. Also, this property makes it easier for mild steel to be beaten into thin sheets
- Mild steel incorporates a high amount of Iron and Ferrite which lends magnetic properties to it
- Mild steel is cost-effective as opposed to other carbon steels
- Mild steel is quite versatile and can be easily moulded into any desired shape
Due to its affordability and great properties, mild steel enormously finds its usage in the construction industry, such as:
- Steel buildings and bridges
With properties like ductility, weldability, and malleability, mild steels make for ideal construction material for the steel buildings and bridges. Moreover, mild steel complies with stringent seismic and wind requirements and is also fire-proof.
Mild steel pipelines are highly used in the transportation of gasses and fluids. The reason being, they are very ductile and can easily be welded. Moreover, the mild steel pipes do not break under pressure, rather bend to allow the smooth passage of the fluids.
- Other purposes
Being able to offer a lot of advantages at a fairly low price, mild steel is utilized in an array of places. They are used in fencing and the making of gates. Moreover, mild steel is also employed in the making of bolts and fasteners as it offers excellent strength and longevity.
We leverage the superior qualities of mild steel and manufacture various products with the same utilizing our advanced technology to help our products stand out. Some of our products manufactured with mild steel are:
MS Black Pipe
Our MS Black Pipes are constructed using high-grade mild steel and fulfill the stringent quality standards which lend strength and durability. The pipes are used in various industries owing to their ability to easily weld and cast in various shapes to meet pipelining and tubing requirements.
MS Black Pipes are used as structural building materials in commercial, residential as well as infrastructure projects. These also find their usage in architectural applications such as guard rails and space frames. The agriculture sector too uses MS Black Pipes in transporting water and plumbing. Some other uses include sewage transportation, sprinklers for fire protection, HVAC duct pipes, electrical conduits, fencing for bus stands, airport and railway platforms and some general engineering purposes.
Pre Galvanised Tubes
Mild Steel Galvanised Sheets are used to manufacture the Pre Galvanized Tubes and thus are highly stable and durable. Moreover, they are corrosion resistant and that makes them perfect for various applications. A smooth finish is granted to the Pre Galvanized Pipes at APL Apollo’s in-house galvanizing facility. Besides, the pipes contain a uniform coating throughout and thus can easily endure the constructional distortion without affecting the zinc coating.
The tubes are ideal to be used in household structural applications in coastal regions as well as are employed in the making of sheds, purlins, and rafter systems. Greenhouse structures, electric poles, plumbing, scaffolding, gates, fencing, and grills too use Pre Galvanized Tubes. These also find their usage in automotive applications like the construction of bus bodies and infrastructure structural applications like solar power plants and windmills.