Corten Steel ASTM A847 Pipe and Tube Supplier

Corten Steel ASTM A847 Grade 1 Tubes

ASTM A847 tubing is a type of weathering steel that encompasses high-strength low-alloy steel, covering cold-formed welded square and rectangular tubing and pipe. Its superior atmospheric corrosion resistance compared to carbon steel, with or without copper addition, makes it highly desirable for various applications.

Primarily intended for welded, bolted, or riveted construction of bridges and structures requiring high strength and enhanced corrosion resistance.

ASTM A847 tubing boasts a 50ksi minimum yield strength and a 70ksi minimum tensile strength.

The cold forming and welding processes ensure chemical consistency throughout the entire tube surface, without adding any outside metal. This enhances physical properties with a 50ksi minimum yield strength and a 70ksi minimum tensile strength.

Designed specifically for structural applications prioritizing weight reduction and improved corrosion resistance, ASTM A847 weathering steel is the go-to choice where welding and bolting are necessary. Its ability to develop a stable oxide layer on the surface, akin to ASTM A588 and ASTM A606 Type 4 steels, earns it the moniker “Weathering Steel” due to its enhanced protection against atmospheric corrosion and robust weathering characteristics.

Key Features and Benefits of ASTM A847 Steel

  1. Enhanced Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance: ASTM A847 steel tubing is formulated with copper, chromium, nickel, and phosphorus, enhancing its corrosion resistance compared to standard carbon steel. This makes it ideal for outdoor applications exposed to harsh environmental conditions, such as bridges, buildings, and other structures.
  2. High Strength and Durability: ASTM A847 weathering steel tubing boasts high tensile and yield strength, providing excellent structural integrity and load-bearing capabilities. It is designed to withstand heavy loads and dynamic forces, making it suitable for a wide range of structural applications where strength and durability are paramount.
  3. Cost-Effective and Low Maintenance: The corrosion-resistant properties of ASTM A847 steel tubing eliminate the need for additional protective coatings, reducing maintenance requirements and overall lifecycle costs. This makes it a cost-effective choice for long-lasting structures that require minimal upkeep.
  4. Aesthetic Appeal: Similar to other weathering steels, ASTM A847 develops a distinctive weathered appearance over time. Its warm tones and textured surface add an aesthetically pleasing element to architectural and artistic applications, enhancing the visual appeal of structures and installations.

    Corten Steel Tube specializes in producing square, rectangle, round, and specially shaped electric resistance welded (ERW) high-strength, low alloy (HSLA) atmospheric corrosion-resistant structural steel tubing to meet ASTM specification A847. This type of tubing, commonly known as weathering steel, utilizes elements like copper, chromium, nickel, and silicon to enhance protection and resistance against atmospheric corrosion.

    ASTM A606 Type 4 high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steel, which is similar to ASTM A847, forms the basis for these tubes. The unique composition of these steels allows for the development of a weathered orange-brown oxide on the surface over time, providing a protective layer that inhibits corrosion. This natural weathering process makes ASTM A847 tubing suitable for use in unpainted conditions, particularly in outdoor applications where exposure to the elements is inevitable.

    Additionally, the added strength of the steel itself allows for a lighter wall thickness compared to carbon steel tubing, while still meeting the structural physical requirements. This combination of enhanced corrosion resistance, reduced weight, and structural strength makes A847 tubing a practical and reliable choice for various structural and outdoor applications.

Corten Steel ASTM A847 Pipe & Tube Specification

StandardsASTM A 847 / ASME SA 847
Shaperound, square,rectangular, Hydraulic, Honed Tubes
Squares Size0.5” through 12″, custom size also can be offered
Rectangles Size4″ x 2″ through 16″ x 8″, custom size also can be offered
Rounds Size6.625″OD, 8.625″OD, 10.75″OD, 12.75″OD, 14″OD and 16”OD, custom size also can be offered
Walls Thickness.125″ through .625″
LengthSingle Random, Double Random & Cut Length
TypeWeathering Steel Pipe
EndPlain End, Beveled End

ASTM A847 Corten Steel Pipes Chemical Composition

ElementsHeat AnalysisProduct Analysis
Carbon Max0.200.24
Manganese Max1.351.40
Phosphorus Max0.15n/a
Sulpher Max0.05
Copper Min0.200.18

Corten A847 Weathering Steel Tube Mechanical Properties

GradeYield Strength
Tensile Strength
% (min)
ASTM A84750,00070,00019

ASTM A847 Corten Steel Physical Requirements

Yield50,000 psi
Tensile70,000 psi
Elongation19% (Applies to wall thicknesses 0.120 and over. For lighter wall thicknesses, elongation will be by agreement.)

Applications of ASTM A847 Steel Tubing:

  1. Structural Components: ASTM A847 steel tubing is widely used in structural components such as bridges, buildings, and transmission towers. Its high strength, corrosion resistance, and lightweight properties make it a preferred choice for these critical structural applications, ensuring long-lasting durability and structural integrity.
  2. Architectural and Construction Applications: The unique weathered appearance of ASTM A847 steel tubing adds a visually appealing element to architectural projects. It is commonly utilized for facades, roofing systems, cladding, and other design elements that require both durability and aesthetic appeal. The weathering process not only enhances its visual appeal but also provides additional protection against corrosion, making it suitable for exterior architectural features.
  3. Outdoor Furniture and Sculptures: The corrosion-resistant nature and weathered appearance of ASTM A847 steel tubing make it ideal for outdoor furniture, art installations, and sculptures. Its ability to withstand environmental conditions ensures the longevity and beauty of such pieces, making it a popular choice among designers and artists for creating outdoor structures and artworks that stand the test of time.

ASTM A847 We Supply Globally

We Supply Our ASTM A847 Corten Steel Pipe to various countries like Tunisia, United States, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Turkey, Poland, Poland, Austria, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Bahrain, India, Iran, Peru, Israel, Lithuania, Namibia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, France, Canada, Morocco, Belarus, Switzerland, Angola, Iran, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Iraq, Nigeria, Gabon, Vietnam, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Romania, Pakistan, Kenya, Serbia, Bhutan, Norway, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Sweden, Indonesia, Netherlands, Italy, Taiwan, Ireland, Colombia, Oman, Chile, Russia, Afghanistan, Macau, United Kingdom, Greece, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Estonia, Qatar, Libya, Mongolia, Argentina, South Korea, Australia, Slovakia, Denmark, Tibet, Finland, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Kuwait, Croatia, Thailand, China, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Singapore, Germany, Venezuela, Gambia, Algeria, Chile, Hong Kong, Ghana, Japan, Jordan, South Africa, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Hungary.

ASTM A847 We Supply Worldwide

We Supply Our ASTM A847 Steel Pipe to various cities like Atyrau, Sydney, Lahore, Cairo, Tehran, Edmonton, Calgary, Granada, Kanpur, Petaling Jaya, Lagos, Haryana, Montreal, Perth, Navi Mumbai, Courbevoie, Bengaluru, Karachi, Ernakulam, Bogota, Ahvaz, Kolkata, La Victoria, Jeddah, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Baroda, Pune, New Delhi, Colombo, Coimbatore, Rajkot, Hyderabad, Al Khobar, Vung Tau, Gurgaon, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Milan, Bhopal, Surat, Visakhapatnam, Hong Kong, Port-of-Spain, Manama, Ranchi, Singapore, Kuwait City, Secunderabad, Melbourne, Nagpur, Jaipur, Ho Chi Minh City, Sharjah, Aberdeen, Ludhiana, Al Jubail, Abu Dhabi, Nashik, Howrah, Algiers, Houston, Bangkok, Brisbane, London, Chandigarh, Gimhae-si, Rio de Janeiro, Dallas, Riyadh, Busan, Thiruvananthapuram, Mexico City, Faridabad, Santiago, Chiyoda, Mumbai, Jakarta, Jamshedpur, Ankara, Noida, Ulsan, Thane, Los Angeles, Madrid, Geoje-si, Toronto, New York, Hanoi, Muscat, Seoul, Doha, Indore, Vadodara, Chennai, Dammam, Moscow, Istanbul, Caracas, Ahmedabad.

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