High Yield Load Bearing Steel

S500MC is a high strength hot rolled structural steel used in the fabrication of cold formed components. Since S500MC is a load bearing steel, it is essential to make considerations regarding suitability at the procurement stage.

Applications of S500MC High Yield Steel

S500MC is used in various applications, including frames, structural beams, and as cold rolled steel sections. The steel benefits from good weldability but it should not be subjected to heat treatment as this process is known to reduce the material’s yield strength.

Chemical Composition of S500MC High Yield Steel

The following table summarizes the chemical composition of the S500MC high yield steel.

Grade C Si Mn P S Al (min) Nb V Ti Mo B
S500MC 0.12 0.50 1.70 0.025 0.015 0.015 0.09 0.20 0.15 - -

(Values % by mass - max unless otherwise stated)

Mechanical Properties of S500MC High Yield Steel

The following table presents the mechanical properties of S500MC high yield steel.

Grade Yield (MPa) Tensile (MPa) Elongation
< 3 mm ≥ 3 mm
S500MC ≥ 500 MPa 550-700 MPa ≥ 12% ≥ 14%

(Please note: the technical information above is for guidance only - for exact specifications please check with Masteel's sales team)

Equivalent Grades of S500MC High Yield Steel

The following is an equivalent grade of the S500MC high yield steel:

  • EN 10149 PT2

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