Girder or beam is one of the most important building materials used in construction
For this reason, great care must be taken in purchasing this product, and in general, beams have different appearance and technical specifications, and in addition to different appearance and technical specifications, beams also have different standards and producing countries, each of which They are used for a specific project and some of them are more popular in the country, and paying attention to them can help you, dear users, in buying and choosing the best type of beam according to your application.
What points should be considered in choosing the best type of beam?
Beam Appearance Characteristics, Before buying, we must have information about the appearance of the beams.
The beams look like the letter H in reverse. The "wing" of the arrow is called the upper and lower part of it and the part that connects the two wings is called its "blade".
The distance from the back to the back of the wings is also called the "web" of the arrow and the size of the arrow The basis of the length of the "web" is announced.
There are three standards for producing this product: IPE, INP and IPB, which you should be familiar with the differences before buying; because each of the standards has its own application.
- INP beam (Chinese and Russian standard)
- INP beams are produced according to the standards of Russia and China, and to detect it, if you look at the beam, the wings are thin at the beginning and thick at the end.
- IPE beam (European and Iranian standard)
- IPE beam is most used in Iran and is produced according to European standards.
In this type of beam, the thickness of the wings is the same at the beginning and end of the product, and the length of each wing is half the length of the beam. This type of beam is more popular in Iran and most of the construction plans in Iran are usually prepared based on IPE beams,
one of the most famous factories producing this type of beam is Isfahan Steel. Size 12 to 30 is produced in Iran and other sizes are offered in the Iranian market under the names of Turkey, Russia and Ukraine.
IPB beam (wide wing)
Beams with IPB standard are also known as wide, wide wings or H and the wingspan is longer than the IPE standard.
Technical specifications of beams
When buying a beam, pay attention to the fact that if the letter V is written after the standard production name, it means that it is heavy, and if the letter L is written, it means that it is light.