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Painted Structural Steel Tube – SHS & RHS

Overview

Painted Structural Steel Tube – SHS & RHS

Painted SHS (square hollow sections) and RHS (rectangular hollow sections) are high-strength cold-formed hollow steel sections that are primer painted for protection during storage and handling. DuraPrimed primer paint for tubular steel products has been developed specifically to save users time and money without compromising quality.

All DuraPrimed sections supplied by InfraBuild Steel Centre are available as C450PLUS structural tube. C450PLUS structural tube achieves the highest-strength grade, C450L0, of AS/NZS 1163, while maintaining the elongation and formability of C350L0, providing no loss of ductility or workability.

Typical Uses

  • Engineering construction
  • Residential construction
  • Non-residential construction
  • Mining investment
  • Transport and storage
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture

Features

  • Alkyd modified acrylic primer painted at an average of 8–10 microns

Relevant Standards

  • AS/NZS 1163: Cold-formed structural steel hollow sections

To find out more about the painted SHS (square hollow section) and RHS (rectangular hollow section) steel tubes stocked at your local InfraBuild Steel Centre please contact your nearest branch.

Specifications

Painted Square Hollow Sections (SHS)

Size ( mm x mm x mm) Mass (kg/m) Metres per tonne Length/ Pack (m)
6.5 8.0
25 x 25 x 1.6 1.12 890 100
25 x 25 x 2.0 1.36 733 100
25 x 25 x 2.5 1.64 610 100
25 x 25 x 3.0 1.89 529 100
30 x 30 x 1.6 1.38 727 100
30 x 30 x 2.0 1.68 596 100
30 x 30 x 2.5 2.03 492 100
30 x 30 x 3.0 2.36 423 64
35 x 35 x 1.6 1.63 615 100
35 x 35 x 2.0 1.99 502 100
35 x 35 x 2.5 2.42 412 64
35 x 35 x 3.0 2.83 353 64
40 x 40 x 1.6 1.88 533 81
40 x 40 x 2.0 2.31 434 81
40 x 40 x 2.5 2.82 355 64
40 x 40 x 3.0 3.30 303 64
40 x 40 x 4.0 4.09 244 49
50 x 50 x 1.6 2.38 420 64
50 x 50 x 2.0 2.93 300 64
50 x 50 x 2.5 3.60 278 49
50 x 50 x 3.0 4.25 236 49
50 x 50 x 4.0 5.35 187 36
50 x 50 x 5.0 6.39 156 30
65 x 65 x 1.6 3.13 319 49
65 x 65 x 2.0 3.88 258 42
65 x 65 x 2.5 4.78 209 42
65 x 65 x 3.0 5.66 177 36
65 x 65 x 4.0 7.23 138 30
65 x 65 x 5.0 8.75 114 25
65 x 65 x 6.0 10.1 98.6 20
75 x 75 x 2.0 4.50 222 36
75 x 75 x 2.5 5.56 180 30
75 x 75 x 3.0 6.60 152 30
75 x 75 x 3.5 7.53 133 25
75 x 75 x 4.0 8.49 118 25
75 x 75 x 5.0 10.3 96.9 20
75 x 75 x 6.0 12.0 83.1 16
89 x 89 x 3.5 9.07 110 20
89 x 89 x 5.0 12.5 80.0 16
89 x 89 x 6.0 14.7 68.3 12
Size (mm x mm x mm) Mass (kg/m) Metres per tonne Length/ Pack (m)
8.0 12
100 x 100 x 2.0 6.07 165 20 20
100 x 100 x 2.5 7.53 133 20
100 x 100 x 3.0 8.96 112 20 16
100 x 100 x 4.0 11.6 86.0 16 12
100 x 100 x 5.0 14.2 70.2 12 9
100 x 100 x 6.0 16.7 59.7 12 9
125 x 125 x 4.0 14.8 67.7 12 9
125 x 125 x 5.0 18.2 55.0 12 9
125 x 125 x 6.0 21.4 46.6 9 6
125 x 125 x 9.0 30.6 32.7 8 4
150 x 150 x 5.0 22.1 45.3 9 6
150 x 150 x 6.0 26.2 38.2 6 6
150 x 150 x 9.0 37.7 26.6 6 4

Painted Rectangular Hollow Sections (RHS)

Size (mm x mm x mm) Mass (kg/m) Metres per tonne Length/Pack (m)
8.0 12
50 x 25 x 1.6 1.75 571 96
50 x 25 x 2.0 2.15 465 96
50 x 25 x 2.5 2.62 382 72
50 x 25 x 3.0 3.07 326 60
65 x 35 x 2.0 2.93 341 54
65 x 35 x 2.5 3.60 278 54
65 x 35 x 3.0 4.25 236 45
65 x 35 x 4.0 5.35 187 45
75 x 25 x 1.6 2.38 420 65
75 x 25 x 2.0 2.93 341 65
75 x 25 x 2.5 3.60 278 48
75 x 50 x 1.6 3.01 332 54 54
75 x 50 x 2.0 3.72 269 42 42
75 x 50 x 2.5 4.58 218 42 24
75 x 50 x 3.0 5.42 184 35 24
75 x 50 x 4.0 6.92 145 28 24
75 x 50 x 5.0 8.35 120 24 20
75 x 50 x 6.0 9.67 103 20 16
100 x 50 x 1.6 3.64 275 32 32
100 x 50 x 2.0 4.50 222 32 32
100 x 50 x 2.5 5.56 180 32 24
100 x 50 x 3.0 6.60 152 32 24
100 x 50 x 3.5 7.53 133 24 18
100 x 50 x 4.0 8.49 118 24 18
100 x 50 x 5.0 10.3 96.9 18 15
100 x 5.0 x 6.0 12.0 83.1 15 12
102 x 76 x 3.5 9.07 110 12
102 x 76 x 5.0 12.5 79.9 12
102 x 76 x 6.0 14.7 68.2 12
125 x 75 x 2.0 6.07 165 24
125 x 75 x 2.5 7.53 133 20 20
125 x 75 x 3.0 8.96 112 20 15
125 x 75 x 4.0 11.6 86.0 15 15
125 x 75 x 5.0 14.2 70.2 15 12
125 x 75 x 6.0 16.7 59.7 12 6
127 x 51 x 3.5 9.07 110 12
127 x 51 x 5.0 12.5 79.9 8
127 x 51 x 6.0 14.7 68.2 8
150 x 50 x 2.0 6.07 165 21 21
150 x 50 x 2.5 7.53 133 24 18
150 x 50 x 3.0 8.96 112 21 15
150 x 50 x 4.0 11.6 86.0 15 15
150 x 50 x 5.0 14.2 70.2 15 9
150 x 50 x 6.0 16.7 59.7 15 9
150 x 100 x 4.0 14.8 67.7 12 9
150 x 100 x 5.0 18.2 55.0 12 8
150 x 100 x 6.0 21.4 46.6 9 6
200 x 100 x 4.0 17.9 55.8 8 6
200 x 100 x 5.0 22.1 45.3 8 6
200 x 100 x 6.0 26.2 38.2 8 4
Processing

InfraBuild Steel Centre can provide the following processing services for this product:

  • Cut-to-length
  • Drilling
  • Mitre Cutting
  • Stamping

To find out more about the processing services offered by InfraBuild Steel Centre please contact your nearest branch.

Delivery

InfraBuild Steel Centre can provide delivery services for this product.

Please contact your nearest branch for more information.

FAQ's

SHS stands for square hollow section. RHS stands for rectangular hollow section. These two specific types of steel hollow sections are designed to provide a combination of strength and functionality which makes them suitable for a wide variety of applications.

SHS is square in shape and can be welded or joined to flat surfaces as easily as RHS steel. SHS can be used in applications where strength, functionality and aesthetic appeal is required.

RHS is rectangular in shape and requires minimal preparation prior to joining or welding to flat surfaces. This feature, together with its structural strength, makes RHS steel an economical and practical choice for the construction industry and civil engineering projects in all areas.

Painted square hollow section steel (SHS) is available in a variety of lengths. SHS is also available in a range of standard sizes from 25x25mm to 400x400mm in square dimensions and 50x25mm to 400x300mm in rectangular dimensions.

Lengths of SHS range from 6.5mx 8.0m and 12.0m, and are also not limited to these lengths. Thickness ranges from 2.0mm to 16.0mm. The specifications for SHS are listed in the InfraBuild Know Your Steel guide.
Painted rectangular hollow section (RHS) steel can be supplied in many different lengths, as per above. If you require lengths of painted structural tube not listed in our product tables, we offer a cut to length service. We also provide a number of other processing services that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements, including drilling, mitre cutting and stamping of all types of structural steel tubing we distribute in Australia.

 
The question of which is stronger, SHS or RHS depends on a variety of different factors. Factors to take into consideration include the dimensions of the tubing under evaluation, the thickness of the section’s walls and the type of steel from which each section has been formed.

However, if we are comparing a length of RHS steel with the smallest dimension equal to or greater than the side dimension of a length of SHS steel, manufactured from the same materials and using the same process, the RHS steel will always prove to be stronger when an equal load is applied to each length, from any direction or orientation.

As a point of interest, while RHS and SHS steel are both stronger than circular hollow section (CHS) steel in applications where the direction of an applied load or force is known in advance, CHS steel actually performs better when the direction of any applied force or load is unknown at the design stage.
 

The RHS and SHS structural steel tubing InfraBuild Steel Centre manufactures, distributes and supplies around Australia is used across a wide range of environments and sectors. Environments and sectors include engineering construction, residential construction, commercial construction, mining, logistics, manufacturing and agriculture industries. Applications where SHS and RHS steel are commonly used include welded steel frames for furniture, automotive chassis, and machinery and construction projects. Rectangular and square hollow section steel is also often used for beams in architectural applications.

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