The Indian steel industry is reaching new heights because of increased steel demand and the fast pace at which the country is developing. Another reason for the rising steel requirement is the manufacturing industry, which has a lot of construction projects in the pipeline. This is where structural tubes come into the picture.
The tubes employed in constructions are known as structural tubes. They encompass strength, tolerance, and other beneficial properties that make them the right choice for building purposes. They find their usage in a myriad of constructional purposes like building towers, bridges, cranes, highway guardrails, and sign supports, etc. They are also referred to as high-strength welded steel tubes or HSS.
The structural tubes are of three types – Rectangular Hollow Sections, Square Hollow Sections, and Round Hollow Sections. All three have varied purposes and result in making the construction process easier and more efficient.
The Rectangular Hollow sections are used for architectural applications. They are also an inexpensive option as in-built flat surfaces make the fabrication and joining process low-cost.
Circular Hollow sections are used in high-profile applications as they provide constant clean lines and a smooth surface to the structure. Hence, they are widely used and lend houses and buildings a classy appearance.
The Square Hollow sections find their application in structural and constructional purposes. Moreover, they are visually appealing and have a high weight-to-strength ratio. What makes them even more attractive is that they are cost-effective as well. Thus, being a product that the future of India needs.
Numerous other benefits make structural tubes the new future of India. Everyone – from the manufacturers and sellers to the buyers – are benefitted from the structural tubes. The structural sections are quite useful for the manufacturers as they are easy to bend, form, punch, and drill. Also, the welding process is easy and simple. These are of much importance to engineers and OEMs as they are easily available in various sizes, are cost-effective, deliver, exceptional torsional, compressive strength, uniform strength and have a high strength-to-weight ratio. Even the distributors are benefitted greatly as the structural sections are easily available for delivery.
Along with benefiting everyone involved with the structural tubes, various other advantages give these tubes an edge over the open sections and results in efficient and cost-effective work. These benefits include:
Exceptional Torsional resistance – The structural tubes offer 200 times better torsion than the open sections.
Efficiency – The structural tubes are more efficient as they possess an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. Moreover, they have a better axial capacity.
Delivering more for less – As they are uniform, they deliver excellent structural support with less steel.
Reduces costs – They are cost-effective, efficient, and reduce material costs, and thus are economical.
All of the above reasons make structural tubes the new future of India – one that needs to be embraced to take the nation forward. Have you switched to the right tubes yet?