Chemical & Mechanical Properties of Rail Steel Angles
Jersey Shore Steel Company manufactures rail steel angles rerolled from railroad rails as per ASTM specification A499-89*. Rail steel is not supplied with specific mechanical (tensile and yield) properties or chemical properties. However, the ASTM A-499 does provide the following guidelines:
Mechanical—Minimum requirements are set on tensile and yield strength.
Chemical—Chemical properties will be consistent with ASTM A1-92**.
This data is published as a guideline only and does not replace the existing standard specification.
|JSS Testing***||ASTM A499-89/Grade 50*||ASTM A 1-92**|
|Tensile||115,000 psi||80,000 psi, min.||—|
|Yield||67,000 psi||50,000 psi, min.||—|
*ASTM A499-89 Standard Specification, Steel Bars and Shapes, Carbon, Rolled from “T” Rails, Grade 50.
Jersey Shore Steel Company rail steel angle dimensional specifications meet or exceed commercial standards*.
**ASTM A1-92 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel “T” Rails.
***Results based on independent testing: yield and tensile averages based on 2300 test samples; chemical averages based on 355 samples of random-size rail.
Complete copies of all specifications available upon request. Information subject to change without notice; revised March 2009.
Shipments invoiced per cwt will be based on actual weights. A 1% variation between Jersey Shore Steel Company scales and consignee scales is considered permissible.
A variance of 10% is considered permissible on rail steel angle orders up to 10 tons. On quantities above 10 tons, a 5% variation is considered permissible.
Jersey Shore Steel Specifications vs. Commercial Specifications
|Jersey Shore Steel Specifications||Commercial Specifications*|
|Straightness||±1/16″ on 5′||±1/4″ on 5′|
*According to ASTM-A499 specification.
For more information on Jersey Shore Steel rail steel angles, e-mail us today or call 800-833-0277.