ABS

ABS Certified Steel Plate

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

What Is ABS Steel Plate?

ABS steel plate is certified for use in shipbuilding applications by the American Bureau of Shipbuilding. This material is comprised of higher-strength steel that is produced to withstand harsh maritime conditions.

Overview:

  • 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, such as MIL-S-22698, may be special ordered.
  • 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"

Applications

ABS steel plate is commonly used in the marine industry for the building of structural parts of ships, barges and marine equipment.

Why Use ABS Steel Plate?

ABS steel plate is standardized and highly regulated to meet necessary specifications for use in maritime applications.

With great strength and toughness, ABS plate grades can also endure strong forces from waves and wind without breaking or failing.

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