High Yield Steel

From heavy transporters , to steel structures and mobile cranes, our high yield steels are designed to work under incredible load stresses. Steels of this type are also supplied as special offshore grades to the offshore industry.

Our structural grade material provides maximum strength (a minimum tensile strength of up to 1300 MPa), with good welding and bending properties.

High tensile steel is an ever evolving technology with increasing demands for higher yield and lower weights. The crane and lifting industry is one such market which is driving this technology forward and as a result, some of our steels have only become available on the market in the last couple of years.

High yield steel is an extremely cost effective solution – for example, it will completely resolve the issues as a result of ‘over-engineered’ design projects as it will reduce the volume of steel material required without compromising quality or indeed, safety. Certainly, in the case of steel framed buildings, such a cost reduction and simplification of design is a welcome feature.

The material can be supplied as heavy plates, fabricated sections or sheets. Masteel UK Limited can supply high yield steel from stock on a global basis. Care should be taken to check the suitability when choosing high yield structural steel.

S700MC

S700MC

S700MC – a high yield structural steel supplied under the EN10149: Part2 specification. Due to the materials high yield (700Mpa min.) it can be used in a variety of load bearing applications.

Popularly, the steel is used for cold formed components including cold pressed parts and sections. Typical applications include steel frames, load bearing beams and pipework.

S700MC offers excellent bending and folding properties though case should be taken in ensuring that the steel is the right specification for the job.

 

Mechanical Properties of S700MC

GradeYield StrengthTensile StrengthElongation A 
< 3mm> 3mm
S700MC> 700MPa650 - 950MPa>10%>12%

Chemical Composition of S700MC

 %
C0.12
Si0.60
Mn2.10
P0.025
S0.015
Al0.015
Nb0.09
V0.20
Ti0.22
Mo0.50
B0.005

S550MC

S550MC

S550MC is a high yield steel under the EN10149: Part2 specification. It is a structural hot rolled steel material with high yield strength and excellent cold forming characteristics.

S550MC can be used in numerous applications including steel framed structures, structural pipes and cold rolled sections. As the material is designed to be used in load bearing applications, care should be taken when ordering to ensure that the steel has qualities required for the job in hand.

Heat treatment of S550MC is not advisable as this will reduce the yield strength of the material.

 

Mechanical Properties of S550MC

GradeYield StrengthTensile StrengthElongation A 
< 3mm> 3mm
S550MC> 550MPa600 - 760MPa>12%>14%

Chemical Composition of S550MC

 %
C0.12
Si0.50
Mn1.80
P0.025
S0.015
Al0.015
Nb0.09
V0.20
Ti0.15

S500MC

S500MC

S500MC is a high strength hot rolled structural steel used for cold formed components. As S500MC is a load bearing steel, considerations regarding suitability need to be made at the procurement stage.

The material is used in a variety of applications including structural beams, frames and as cold rolled steel sections. The steel benefits from good weldability but heat treatment should be avoided as this is known to reduce the yield strength of the material.

 

Mechanical Properties of S500MC

GradeYield StrengthTensile StrengthElongation A 
< 3mm> 3mm
S500MC> 500MPa550 - 700MPa>12%>14%

Chemical Composition of S500MC

 %
C0.12
Si0.50
Mn1.70
P0.025
S0.015
Al0.015
Nb0.09
V0.20
Ti0.15

S1100QL

S1100QL & S1300QL

S1100QL (& S1300QL) are relatively new steels on the market that can conceivably be classed as “Ultra High Yield Structural Steels” boasting a minimum tensile strength of 1100 MPa and 1300 MPa respectively.

Lighter & Stronger Steel

These new steels have only hit the market recently but are already being used and specified in the heavy lifting industry. This industry has an ongoing requirement for stronger and lighter structural sections which are used in the manufacture of crane booms. Both S1100QL & S1300QL are a perfect fit for this purpose.

The material is quenched and tempered and is relatively easy to bend and weld but its the strength and wear resistance which makes this steel a highly sort after and marketable item.

Technical specifications are available on request form our Sales Office.

S960QL

S960QL

Grade 960QL is a high strength structural steel in the quenched and tempered condition which gives the material excellent strength and abrasion resistance.

S890QL is a water quenched & tempered steel which complies with the EN10025:6:2004 specification. Due to the nature of the material it is used extensively in the heavy transport, lifting and mining industry, where huge payloads and risk of material deterioration through excessive abrasion is commonplace.

Produced in accordance with EN10025:6:2004, S890QL has good bending and welding capabilities.

Please refer to the technical details below referring to S890QL.

Grade Designation

  • S = Structural Steel
  • 960 = minimum yield strength (MPa)
  • Q = Quenching & Tempering
  • L = Low notch toughness testing temperature

 

Chemical Composition of S960QL

 %
C0.20
Si0.80
Mn1.70
P0.020
S0.010
N0.015
B0.0050
Cr1.50
Cu0.50
Mo0.70
Nb0.06
Ni2.0
Ti0.05
V0.12
Zr0.15

Mechanical Properties of S960QL

Designation Mechanical Properties (ambient temperature)      
Steel NameSteel NumberMin. Yield Strength ReH MPaTensile Strength Rm MPaMin. & elongation after fracture
Nominal thickness (mm)Nominal thickness (mm)
>3 <50>50 <100>100 <150>3 <50>50 <100>100 <150
S960QL1.8933960----980/1150----10

V Notch Impact Testing

GradeSample Orientation@ 0 Deg C@ -20 Deg C@ -40 Deg C@ -60 Deg C
S960QLLongitudinal50J40J30J
Transverse35J30J27J

S890QL

S890QL

S890QL is a structural steel grade with an even greater yield strength than S690QL. The material serves as a great option for procurers who wish to promote high strength in a cost effective way. Due to the characteristics of the steel, clients can use this material in numerous applications resulting in a leaner build whilst still maintaining great strength.

S890QL is a water quenched & tempered steel which complies with the EN10025:6:2004 specification.

Please refer to the technical details below referring to S890QL.

Grade Designation
  • S = Structural Steel
  • 890 = minimum yield strength (MPa)
  • Q = Quenching & Tempering
  • L = Low notch toughness testing temperature

 

Chemical Composition of S890QL

 %
C0.20
Si0.80
Mn1.70
P0.020
S0.010
N0.015
B0.0050
Cr1.50
Cu0.50
Mo0.70
Nb0.06
Ni2.0
Ti0.05
V0.12
Zr0.15

Mechanical Properties of S890QL

Designation Mechanical Properties (ambient temperature)      
Steel NameSteel NumberMin. Yield Strength ReH MPaTensile Strength Rm MPaMin. & elongation after fracture
Nominal thickness (mm)Nominal thickness (mm)
>3 <50>50 <100>100 <150>3 <50>50 <100>100 <150
S890QL1.8983890830--940/1100880/1100--11

V Notch Impact Testing

GradeSample Orientation@ 0 Deg C@ -20 Deg C@ -40 Deg C@ -60 Deg C
S890QLLongitudinal50J40J30J
Transverse35J30J27J

S690QL

S690QL

S690 QL is a high yield structural steel grade produced in compliance with EN 10025:6:2004. The material is heat treated using the quench and temper process and has good bending and welding properties.

Due to the materials high strength nature, using S690QL will promote leaner designed structures with increased payload capacity and energy efficiency.

Please refer to the technical details below referring to S690QL.

Grade Designation
  • S = Structural Steel
  • 690 = minimum yield strength (MPa)
  • Q = Quenching & Tempering
  • L = Low notch toughness testing temperature

Chemical Composition of S690QL

 %
C0.20
Si0.80
Mn1.70
P0.025
S0.015
N0.015
B0.0050
Cr1.50
Cu0.50
Mo0.70
Nb0.06
Ni2.0
Ti0.05
V0.12
Zr0.15

Mechanical Properties of S690QL

Designation Mechanical Properties (ambient temperature)      
Steel NameSteel NumberMin. Yield Strength ReH MPaTensile Strength Rm MPaMin. & elongation after fracture
Nominal thickness (mm)Nominal thickness (mm)
>3 <50>50 <100>100 <150>3 <50>50 <100>100 <150
S690QL1.8931690650630770/940760/930710/90014

V Notch Impact Testing

GradeSample Orientation@ 0 Deg C@ -20 Deg C@ -40 Deg C@ -60 Deg C
S690QLLongitudinal50J40J30J
Transverse35J30J27J

Whatever your steel requirement or specification, Masteel has the knowledge and resources to provide you with a first class steel supply option.