What is corten grade A?

Corten Grade A is a weathering steel that belongs to the ASTM A588 specification. It is a high strength and low alloy steel with exceptional corrosion resistance & durability. Corten A Plate is primarily used in outdoor structural applications like bridges, buildings and architectural elements. Products made of Corten A develops a protective covering of rust like appearance when exposed to the elements. The layer adds a unique aesthetic appeal and serves as a barrier, preventing additional corrosion of the underlying steel.. Corten A Sheet has strength, weather resistance and longevity, and hence it is ideal for construction projects.

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Corten A plate

What is the difference between corten A and B?

The main difference between Corten A and B is in their chemical compositions and mechanical properties. Corten Steel Grade A Plate contains a higher percentage of cu, which enhances its corrosion resistance. Corten B has a slightly lower cu content and is used in industrial and heavy duty applications. Corten B shows higher strength and hardness than Corten A.

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Corten A Sheet

Corten A Sheet

Corten A Steel Plate

Corten A Steel Plate

Corten Steel Grade A Plate

Corten Steel grade A Plate

How much minimum thickness of corten A steel plate?

The minimum thickness of Corten A steel plates can vary with the specific requirements & standards followed by the manufacturer. The choice of Corten A Grade Steel Plates thickness depends on the intended application and the structural requirements of the project. Thicker plates are used for heavy duty & structural applications, where higher strength and load-bearing capacity are essential.

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Corten A plate specification

Corten A plate specification

 

Thickness Width Length
upto 100 mm upto 4.8 meter upto 12 meter
Specification Testing Cutting
ASTM A242 DWT, ultrasonic etc. flame, laser, plasma
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Various types of corten A grade steel plate

COR-TEN Grade A Steel Plates

COR-TEN Grade A Steel Plates

  • Thickness: upto 100 mm
  • Length: upto 12 meter
  • Width: upto 4.8 meter

Cor-10 Grade A Sheet

Cor-10 Grade A Sheet

  • Plasma cutting
  • Flame cutting
  • Laser cutting

Corten Steel Grade A Structural Steel Plates

Corten Steel Grade A Structural Steel Plates

  • DWT test
  • Impact Test
  • Ultrasonic Test
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Corten A sheet chemical properties
Grade %Si %Ni %C %P %Mn %Cr %S %Cu %V
CORTEN A 0.25-0.75 0.65 0.12 0.07-0.15 0.20-0.50 0.50-1.25 0.030 0.25-0.55 …..
Cor-ten grade A steel plates equivalent
Steel Grade Material No.
TKS Standard EN Standard ASTM Standard ASTM Standard
CORTEN A S355JOW ASTM 588
GRADE A
ASTM A 242
TYPE 2
1.8946
Cor-10 grade A sheet mechanical properties
Grade Min. yield point
ReH
Mpa *)
Tensile strength
Rm MPa
Min. elongation A
(Lo=5.65 vSo)
%
CORTEN A 355 470-630 20
Benefits of corten A sheet
  • Striking looks
  • Low maintenance
  • Hard-wearing
  • Weatherproof
Weight chart of corten steel grade A plate
Corten steel sheet thickness in mm Weight
1250 x 625 x 1.5 9.2 kg
625 x 625 x 1.5 4.6 kg
2500 x 625 x 1.5 18.4 kg
2500 x 1250 x 2 49.06 kg
1250 x 1250 x 1.5 18.4 kg
625 x 625 x 2 6.13 kg
2500 x 1250 x 1.5 36.8 kg
1250 x 1250 x 2 24.53 kg
1250 x 625 x 2 12.27 kg
2500 x 625 x 2 24.53 kg
Carbon equivalent CEV of corten A plate
COR-TEN A 0.39 6-12 Plate products
COR-TEN A 0.35 2-12 Strip products
Corten A grade steel plate allowable bending radius used for flanging
(3)-4 (2)-3 (5)-6 (4)-5 (7)-8 (6)-7 (10)-12 (8)-10 (12)-14 (16)-18 (14)-16 18-20
Smallest allowable internal bending radius mm
COR-TEN A 8 6 12 10 24 21 36 30 42
Heat treatment of corten steel grade A structural steel plates
Heat Treatment Temperature °C
Normalising 860-940 (target 910)
Stress Relieving 550-600 (target 580)

Is cor-ten grade A steel plates heavy? can you cut or drill hole in it ?

COR-TEN Grade A steel plates have a density similar to other structural steel which means they are not exceptionally heavy. However, the weight of the plates will depend on their dimensions & thickness.

With appropriate tools and techniques, it is possible to cut or drill holes in Corten Steel A Plate. However, the weathering properties of COR-TEN steel can make it slightly harder and tougher than regular cs. Therefore, specialized cutting tools like plasma cutting or laser cutting might be needed to achieve clean and precise cuts. Similarly, drilling holes will need high quality drill bits and proper lubrication.

How long will cor-10 grade A sheet last?

The lifespan of Cor-10 Grade A Sheet depends on environmental conditions, maintenance practices and the thickness of the material. However, the material has high durability and longevity. On average, Corten A Steel Sheets can last between 20 to 30 years or more, depending on factors like exposure to moisture, sunlight and other elements. The development of a protective rust like patina on the surface also slows down further corrosion and extends their lifespan. Regular maintenance and periodic inspections can contribute to their longevity.

How do you identify corten steel A?

Corten Steel A can be identified through several characteristic features like:

  • Corten Steel Grade A Structural Steel Plates have a distinct rusty appearance. This is due to the formation of a protective patina on its surface when exposed to the different elements. The patina typically has a reddish brown color.
  • Look for labels, markings or certifications on steel products or packaging which will indicate Corten Steel A Sheets.
  • The material has specific chemical composition requirements, verified through material test reports or certifications provided by the manufacturer.
  • The Steel has defined mechanical properties like yield & tensile strength and elongation. These properties can be compared to the specified values for Corten Steel A to confirm its identity.

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