ABS Certified Steel Plate

Leeco® Steel offers five grades of ABS-certified steel plate for use for shipbuilding.

Overview:

  • Higher-strength steel grades certified for use in shipbuilding capacities.
  • Available in four ordinary-strength grades: A, B, D and E. 
  • Available in 12 higher-strength grades, but Leeco® only readily stocks grades AH36, DH36, EH36 and FH36. Other higher-strength grades may be special ordered.
  • Used in the building of structural parts of ships, barges and marine equipment.
  • Certified by the American Bureau of Shipbuilding (ABS).
  • May be certified to meet multiple specifications (such API 2H) on Mill Test Report, but guaranteed to be certified to meet ABS standards.

 

Available Sizes

Leeco Steel stocks the following standard sizes, but other sizes may be available for special orders.

  THICKNESS WIDTH LENGTH
Grade A 1/4" – 4" 48" – 120" Up to 480"
Grade B 1/4" – 4" 48" – 120" Up to 480"
Grade D 1/4" – 4" 48" – 120" Up to 480"
Grade E 1/4" – 4" 48" – 120" Up to 480"
Grade AH36 1/4" – 4" 48" – 120" Up to 480"
Grade DH36 1/4" – 4" 48" – 120" Up to 480"
Grade EH36 1/4" – 4" 48" – 120" Up to 480"
Grade FH36 1/4" – 4" 48" – 120" Up to 480"

Minimum order weight in the USA is 20 tons. For orders weighing less than 20 tons, additional freight surcharges may be applied. Minimum order weight for orders outside of North America is 500 MT.

Material Properties

The following material properties are ASTM A131 specifications as required by ABS and will be confirmed on the Mill Test Report. Elongation is dependent on plate thickness, but is listed in a range below.

 

Grade Yield Point (ksi) Tensile Strength (ksi) Min. 2" Elongation %
A 34 58-75 22
B 34 58-75 22
D 34 58-75 22
E 34 58-75 22
AH36 51 71-90 20
DH36 51 71-90 20
EH36 51 71-90 20
FH36 51 71-90 20