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  • Avezaat Staal supplies products thermally cut from structural steel and high-tensile steel in various grades. From regular low-alloy steel and high-tensile steel to wear-resistant steel, heat-resistant steel, ship's plate and boiler plate. Products are delivered with inspection certificates according to NEN-EN 10204.
    For an overview of available steel grades, click here.

    We permanently keep more than 2000 tons of steel in stock, in a wide variety of grades and in thicknesses from 3 to 600 mm. Delivery times are consequently very short. If you would like to know how we can meet your needs, please contact our planners or ask for a quote.

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    Applications and composition of steel

    Steel is a very widely used, recyclable material. It is used in commercial and industrial buildings, machines, ships, tools, vehicles, packaging (cans), infrastructure (including bridges) and energy-technical installations such as wind turbines among other things.

    Standardised symbols in designations and material numbers of steels

    The method of designating steel grades is laid down in NEN-EN 10027-1 and NEN-EN 10027-2.

    • NEN-EN -10027-1
      deals with the way in which the properties of steel are indicated by means of symbols.
    • NEN -EN -10027-2
      deals with the numerical system according to which steel numbers (active ingredient numbers) for steel grades are recorded.
    • NEN-EN-10025
      This lays down the technical delivery conditions of grades of steel.

    Our overview of steel grades includes, where applicable, the steel number (active ingredient number).


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    General classification of steel

    Over time, many grades of steel have been developed for specific purposes. Absolute, distinct boundaries cannot be drawn in the well-known main groups, for example, both machine steel and structural steel are used in mechanical engineering.

    Here are some of the main groups in the classification of steels:

      • Structural steel
        This is used in steel constructions, such as the steel skeletons in buildings, steel hydraulic structures (bridges, weirs), crane masts, wind turbines, etc.
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      • Steels for mechanical engineering/machine fabrication
        Because this material has a somewhat higher carbon content than structural steel, it is harder and the yield strength is higher. It is used in many types of machinery, such as road construction machines, machine tools and production machines. etc.
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      • Wear-resistant steel
        Wear-resistant steels are used, among other things, in the parts of tools that must have an increased resistance to abrasive (abrasive) wear.
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      • Heat-resistant steel
        Heat-resistant steel, also referred to as hot-resistant steel and creep-resistant steel, is used for equipment in which the material is loaded for a long time at higher temperatures.
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      • Plates for shipbuilding and ship repair
        The steel grades AH 36, DH36, EH36, FH36, Grade A and Grade D, are used in shipbuilding, ship repair and the offshore industry.
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      • Stainless steel
        This type of material is widely used in equipment and installations in the petrochemical and food industries, and in ship and yacht constructions.
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      • Corten Steel
        This is a distinct type of steel which, due to a certain degree of weather resistance, is used in an untreated (uncoated) condition for works of art and consumer articles with an 'artistic touch', among other things.

        The weather resistance is achieved by the action of the alloying elements NI Cu and CR. These ensure that a relatively dense and impenetrable oxide skin is formed on the material.


    • Tool steel
      Tool steel contains approximately 1% Carbon (C), and, depending on the specific application requirements, alloying elements such as Chromium (Cr), Molybdenum (Mn) and Vanadium (V). Tool steel is used for making punch tools, moulds, deep-drawing dies, measuring tools and hand tools.