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  • Structural Hollow Sections - Hybox® and Hybox® TT

    Hybox® 355 fully complies with the European Standard for cold formed structural hollow sections, EN10219 S355 J2H and is used in a wide range of construction and mechanical related applications including wind bracing and machinery.

    Hybox® TT is available in a high yield strength up to 700 MPa and goes beyond the European Standard EN 10219, offering half the dimensional tolerances to enable trouble-free, automated processing. With an excellent surface finish, Hybox TT can help improve manufacturing efficiency, output and end product quality. Hybox TT is a great choice for a range of demanding applications – from hard-working agricultural equipment and cranes to construction and mechanical applications. 

    • Hybox® TT - less rework and rejects for improved output

      A cold formed structural hollow section with Tight Tolerances (TT). It offers customers consistent shape and ready-to-paint surface finish. The ends of the tubes are clean, safe and free of burrs.

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    • Structural hollow sections

      Without hollow sections, many of the world’s most impressive structures just would not be possible. Why?

      Because steel hollow sections offer the ideal combination of versatility, stength and efficiency for construction and mechanical applications.

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    Tata Steel

    PO Box 101

    Weldon Road, Corby

    Northants NN17 5UA

    T +44 (0)1536 402121

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    Overview

     

    Hybox® 355 - Cold formed structural hollow sections

    Key features

    • Excellent quality, made with steel from a high quality production process
    • Minimum strength of 355 MPa
    • Properties suitable for low temperature applications (-20°C)
    • Dimensional consistency and corner radius controlled
    • High levels of formability and, because the steel is fully-killed, excellent weldability
    • Suitable for applications demanding specific properties
    • Suitable for structural applications and fully compliant with design codes
    • Batch-tested to give the properties of the specific delivered material; full test certification supplied
    • Clearly marked as Hybox® 355 , with the reassurance of batch traceability
    • Specific technical support available
    • Excellent supply availability through approved stockholders
    • All Hybox® 355 material is CE marked and is fully compliant with the Construction Products Directive (CPD)
    • Suitable for galvanising 

     

    Hybox® TT - Cold formed structural hollow sections

    Key features

    • Tolerances twice as stringent as EN 10219
    • Enables more efficient and automated manufacturing processes
    • Excellent surface finish ready to paint without shot blasting
    • Safer to handle and store in bundles with clean tube ends
    • Available in in a high yield strength up to 700 MPa
    • Properties suitable for low temperature applications below -20°C
    • Dimensional consistency and corner radius controlled
    • High levels of formability and, because the steel is fully-killed, excellent weldability
    • Specific technical support available by our dedicated customer technical services

     

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    Properties

     

    Mechanical properties

    Hybox 355 

    Yield strengthTensile strength Elongation % minImpact strengthCarbon
    ReH min N/mm2Rm min N/mm2 L0=5.65√So10mm x 10xxequivalent
          specimen     (CEV) max
    T≤16mm  T < 3mm 3mm ≤ T ≤ 40mm T ≤ 40mm °C J  
    355 510-680 470-630 20 -20 40 0.45

     

    Hybox TT

    GradeMin. yield
    strength
    Tensile
    strength
    Min.
    elongation
    Mini impact energy KV (J) at test temperature of
     ReHRmL1T10°C-20°C-40°C -50°C
     MPaMPaA%A% L1T1L1T1L1T1
    S355 J2H 355 470 to 630 20 - - 27 27 - - - -
    S355 K2H 355 470 to 630 20 - - 40 40 - - - -
    S355 MH 355 450 to 610 22 19 - 40 20 - - - -
    S355 MLH 355 450 to 610 22 19 - 47 27 31 20 27 16
    S420 MH 420 500 to 660 19 17 - 40 20 - - - -
    S420 MLH 420 500 to 660 19 17 - 47 27 31 20 27 16
    S460 MH 460 530 to 720 17 15 - 40 20 - - - -
    S460 MLH 460 530 to 720 17 15 - 47 27 31 20 27 16
    S500 MH 500 580 to 760 15 13 - 40 20 - - - -
    S500 MLH 500 580 to 760 15 13 - 47 27 31 20 27 16

    For section sizes (B+H)/2T<10 mini elongation value is reduced by 4 / For section sizes 10<(B+H)/2T<12,5 mini elongation value is reduced by 2

    1 L = Longitudinal; T = Transverse

     

    Chemical composition

    Hybox 355

    % by mass

    CSiMnPS
    0.22 0.55 1.60 0.030 0.030

    Hybox® 355 is produced from fully killed steel - criical to formability and weldability.

     

    Hybox TT

    All values are in weight%. All values are maximum unless states otherwise

    Grade 
     CSiMnPSCrMoNiAlCuNbTiVNCEV
             tot min.      
    S355 J2H 0.22 0.55 1.6 0.03 0.03 - - -   - - - - - 0.47
    S355 K2H 0.22 0.55 1.6 0.03 0.03 - - -   - - - - - 0.47
    S355 MH 0.16 0.5 1.6 0.03 0.025 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.1 0.015 0.4
    S355 MLH 0.16 0.5 1.6 0.025 0.02 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.1 0.015 0.4
    S420 MH 0.16 0.5 1.7 0.03 0.025 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.44
    S420 MLH 0.16 0.5 1.7 0.025 0.02 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.44
    S460 MH 0.16 0.6 1.7 0.03 0.025 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.46
    S460 MLH 0.16 0.6 1.7 0.025 0.02 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.46
    S500 MH 0.16 0.6 1.7 0.02 0.02 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.47
    S500 MLH 0.16 0.6 1.7 0.02 0.015 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.47

     

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    Dimensions

    Hybox® 355

    Dimensional capability

    Hybox® 355 are available in sizes from 33.7 x 3.0 OD up to and including 508.0 x 16 OD in our circular hollow sections range and from 25 x 25 x 2.0 up to and including 400 x 400 x 12.5 and the equivalent rectangles in our rectangular hollow section range.

    Hybox® 355 is supplied with an inspection certificate 3.1 to EN10204. Standard lengths are 7.5 metres and 12.0 metres, with special mill lengths from 6 metres up to 18m available by arrangement.

    Further details of specific size and grade combinations can be found in our Hybox downloads section.

    Dimensional tolerances

    Dimensional tolerances are in accordance with EN10219: Part 2

      Circular Square/Rectangular  
        Side length (mm)  Tolerance
     Outside dimension (D B and H)  ±1% with a min of ±0.50mm and a max of ±10mm H,B < 100 ±1% with a min of ±0.5mm
        100 ≤ H,B ±0.8%
        H,B > 200 ±0.6%
    Thickness (T) For D≤406.4mm T ≤ 5mm ± 10%
      T ≤ 5mm ±10% T > 5mm ±0.50mm
      T > 5mm ±0.50mm    
      For D > 406.4mm ±10% with a max of ±2mm    
    Out of roundness (O)  2% for D/T < 100, where D/T ≥ 100 out-of-roundness -  
      tolerance to be agreed    
    Concavity/Convexity (independent Max 0.8% with a min of 0.5mm
    tolerance on outside dimensions)      
    Squareness of side 90º ± 1  
    External corner profile T ≤ 6.0 1.6T to 2.4T
    (radius need not be tangential to the   6.0 < T ≤10.0 2.0T to 3.0T
    sides) EN10219: Part 2 Table 3   T > 10.0  2.4T to 3.6T
    Twist (V) 2mm plus 0.5mm/m length
    Straightness  0.20% of total length & 3mm over any 1m length 0.15% of total length & 3mm over any 1m length
    Mass (M) ±6% on individual lengths ±6% on individual lengths ±6% on individual lengths  
    Length -0 +50mm -0 +50mm -0 +50mm  

     

    Hybox® TT

    Dimensional capability

    Hybox® TT are available in sizes from 100 x 100 x 3 up to 250 x 250 x 12.5 in square sections and the equivalent rectangles in our rectangular hollow section range.

    Hybox® TT is not currently available in circular hollow sections.

    Hybox® TT is supplied with an inspection certificate 3.1 to EN10204.

    Standard lengths are 6m and 12m, with special mill lengths from 6m up to 18m available by arrangement.

     

    Dimensional tolerances

    Dimensional tolerances are in accordance with EN10219: Part 2

      Square/Rectangular  
      Side length (mm)  Tolerance
    Outside dimension (B and H) H,B < 100 Min ±0.25mm; ±0.5%
      H,B ≤ 200  ±0.4%
      H,B > 200 ±0.3%
    Thickness (T) T ≤ 5mm ± 10%
      T > 5mm ±0.50mm
    Concavity/Convexity (independent tolerance on outside dimensions) Max 0.4% with a min of 0.25mm  
    Squareness of side 90º ± 0.5º  
    External corner profile (radius need not be tangential to the sides)  T ≤ 6.0mm 1.8T ≤ 2T ± 0.2T ≤ 2.2T*
    EN 10219: Part 2 Table 3 6.0 < T ≤10.0mm 2.25T ≤ 2.5T ± 0.25T ≤ 2.75T
      T > 10.0mm  2.7T ≤ 3T ± 0.3T ≤ 3.3T
        * other dimensions available on request
    Twist (V) 2mm plus 0.5mm/m length  
    Straightness  0.15% of total length & 3mm over any 1m length  
    Mass (M) ±6% on individual lengths ±6% on individual lengths  
    Length -0 +50mm -0 +50mm  

     

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    DOWNLOADS

    Hybox® TT
    Hybox TT brochure
    (English) - Consistently tight tolerances for efficient manufacturing - Exceeds EN 10219
    Hybox TT technical guide (English) - Cold formed structural welded hollow sections - NEW

    Hybox® 355

    Technical information, sizes and properties of the Hybox Cold Formed product range.

    Hybox brochure (English)
    Hybox brochure (Deutsch)
    Hybox brochure (Nederlandse)
    Hybox brochure (Francais)

    Hollow Sections: For structural and mechanical applications

    Steel hollow sections are the most versatile and efficient form for construction and mechanical applications.

     

    Technical Response Documents

    Here you will find a collection of technical response documents that refer to recent tubular technical developments and current industry topics.

    Design of Welded Joints - Technical Interview (English)
    Design of Welded Joints - Technical Interview (Deutsch)
    Design of Welded Joints - Technical Interview (Francais)

    Tata Steel has produced free design aids for use with its hot-finished Celsius 355 structural hollow section. The aim is to help customers design tubular steel welded joints with ease and confidence. In our special Q&A feature, our technical expert in welded joints, Chris Morris, explains what’s on offer.

    Welded Joints Examples

    To provide further support when it comes to welded joints, we have created some examples that give typical solutions to a range of joint arrangements, including K-gap and overlap, KT-joints and joints with UB chords and hollow section bracings. Here are twelve simple examples showing full calculations and references to the Tata Steel welded joints design manual and EC3.

      

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    Overview

    Overview

     

    Hybox® 355 - Cold formed structural hollow sections

    Key features

    • Excellent quality, made with steel from a high quality production process
    • Minimum strength of 355 MPa
    • Properties suitable for low temperature applications (-20°C)
    • Dimensional consistency and corner radius controlled
    • High levels of formability and, because the steel is fully-killed, excellent weldability
    • Suitable for applications demanding specific properties
    • Suitable for structural applications and fully compliant with design codes
    • Batch-tested to give the properties of the specific delivered material; full test certification supplied
    • Clearly marked as Hybox® 355 , with the reassurance of batch traceability
    • Specific technical support available
    • Excellent supply availability through approved stockholders
    • All Hybox® 355 material is CE marked and is fully compliant with the Construction Products Directive (CPD)
    • Suitable for galvanising 

     

    Hybox® TT - Cold formed structural hollow sections

    Key features

    • Tolerances twice as stringent as EN 10219
    • Enables more efficient and automated manufacturing processes
    • Excellent surface finish ready to paint without shot blasting
    • Safer to handle and store in bundles with clean tube ends
    • Available in in a high yield strength up to 700 MPa
    • Properties suitable for low temperature applications below -20°C
    • Dimensional consistency and corner radius controlled
    • High levels of formability and, because the steel is fully-killed, excellent weldability
    • Specific technical support available by our dedicated customer technical services

     

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    Properties

    Properties

     

    Mechanical properties

    Hybox 355 

    Yield strengthTensile strength Elongation % minImpact strengthCarbon
    ReH min N/mm2Rm min N/mm2 L0=5.65√So10mm x 10xxequivalent
          specimen     (CEV) max
    T≤16mm  T < 3mm 3mm ≤ T ≤ 40mm T ≤ 40mm °C J  
    355 510-680 470-630 20 -20 40 0.45

     

    Hybox TT

    GradeMin. yield
    strength
    Tensile
    strength
    Min.
    elongation
    Mini impact energy KV (J) at test temperature of
     ReHRmL1T10°C-20°C-40°C -50°C
     MPaMPaA%A% L1T1L1T1L1T1
    S355 J2H 355 470 to 630 20 - - 27 27 - - - -
    S355 K2H 355 470 to 630 20 - - 40 40 - - - -
    S355 MH 355 450 to 610 22 19 - 40 20 - - - -
    S355 MLH 355 450 to 610 22 19 - 47 27 31 20 27 16
    S420 MH 420 500 to 660 19 17 - 40 20 - - - -
    S420 MLH 420 500 to 660 19 17 - 47 27 31 20 27 16
    S460 MH 460 530 to 720 17 15 - 40 20 - - - -
    S460 MLH 460 530 to 720 17 15 - 47 27 31 20 27 16
    S500 MH 500 580 to 760 15 13 - 40 20 - - - -
    S500 MLH 500 580 to 760 15 13 - 47 27 31 20 27 16

    For section sizes (B+H)/2T<10 mini elongation value is reduced by 4 / For section sizes 10<(B+H)/2T<12,5 mini elongation value is reduced by 2

    1 L = Longitudinal; T = Transverse

     

    Chemical composition

    Hybox 355

    % by mass

    CSiMnPS
    0.22 0.55 1.60 0.030 0.030

    Hybox® 355 is produced from fully killed steel - criical to formability and weldability.

     

    Hybox TT

    All values are in weight%. All values are maximum unless states otherwise

    Grade 
     CSiMnPSCrMoNiAlCuNbTiVNCEV
             tot min.      
    S355 J2H 0.22 0.55 1.6 0.03 0.03 - - -   - - - - - 0.47
    S355 K2H 0.22 0.55 1.6 0.03 0.03 - - -   - - - - - 0.47
    S355 MH 0.16 0.5 1.6 0.03 0.025 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.1 0.015 0.4
    S355 MLH 0.16 0.5 1.6 0.025 0.02 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.1 0.015 0.4
    S420 MH 0.16 0.5 1.7 0.03 0.025 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.44
    S420 MLH 0.16 0.5 1.7 0.025 0.02 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.44
    S460 MH 0.16 0.6 1.7 0.03 0.025 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.46
    S460 MLH 0.16 0.6 1.7 0.025 0.02 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.46
    S500 MH 0.16 0.6 1.7 0.02 0.02 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.47
    S500 MLH 0.16 0.6 1.7 0.02 0.015 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.02 0.55 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.025 0.47

     

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    Dimensions

    Dimensions

    Hybox® 355

    Dimensional capability

    Hybox® 355 are available in sizes from 33.7 x 3.0 OD up to and including 508.0 x 16 OD in our circular hollow sections range and from 25 x 25 x 2.0 up to and including 400 x 400 x 12.5 and the equivalent rectangles in our rectangular hollow section range.

    Hybox® 355 is supplied with an inspection certificate 3.1 to EN10204. Standard lengths are 7.5 metres and 12.0 metres, with special mill lengths from 6 metres up to 18m available by arrangement.

    Further details of specific size and grade combinations can be found in our Hybox downloads section.

    Dimensional tolerances

    Dimensional tolerances are in accordance with EN10219: Part 2

      Circular Square/Rectangular  
        Side length (mm)  Tolerance
     Outside dimension (D B and H)  ±1% with a min of ±0.50mm and a max of ±10mm H,B < 100 ±1% with a min of ±0.5mm
        100 ≤ H,B ±0.8%
        H,B > 200 ±0.6%
    Thickness (T) For D≤406.4mm T ≤ 5mm ± 10%
      T ≤ 5mm ±10% T > 5mm ±0.50mm
      T > 5mm ±0.50mm    
      For D > 406.4mm ±10% with a max of ±2mm    
    Out of roundness (O)  2% for D/T < 100, where D/T ≥ 100 out-of-roundness -  
      tolerance to be agreed    
    Concavity/Convexity (independent Max 0.8% with a min of 0.5mm
    tolerance on outside dimensions)      
    Squareness of side 90º ± 1  
    External corner profile T ≤ 6.0 1.6T to 2.4T
    (radius need not be tangential to the   6.0 < T ≤10.0 2.0T to 3.0T
    sides) EN10219: Part 2 Table 3   T > 10.0  2.4T to 3.6T
    Twist (V) 2mm plus 0.5mm/m length
    Straightness  0.20% of total length & 3mm over any 1m length 0.15% of total length & 3mm over any 1m length
    Mass (M) ±6% on individual lengths ±6% on individual lengths ±6% on individual lengths  
    Length -0 +50mm -0 +50mm -0 +50mm  

     

    Hybox® TT

    Dimensional capability

    Hybox® TT are available in sizes from 100 x 100 x 3 up to 250 x 250 x 12.5 in square sections and the equivalent rectangles in our rectangular hollow section range.

    Hybox® TT is not currently available in circular hollow sections.

    Hybox® TT is supplied with an inspection certificate 3.1 to EN10204.

    Standard lengths are 6m and 12m, with special mill lengths from 6m up to 18m available by arrangement.

     

    Dimensional tolerances

    Dimensional tolerances are in accordance with EN10219: Part 2

      Square/Rectangular  
      Side length (mm)  Tolerance
    Outside dimension (B and H) H,B < 100 Min ±0.25mm; ±0.5%
      H,B ≤ 200  ±0.4%
      H,B > 200 ±0.3%
    Thickness (T) T ≤ 5mm ± 10%
      T > 5mm ±0.50mm
    Concavity/Convexity (independent tolerance on outside dimensions) Max 0.4% with a min of 0.25mm  
    Squareness of side 90º ± 0.5º  
    External corner profile (radius need not be tangential to the sides)  T ≤ 6.0mm 1.8T ≤ 2T ± 0.2T ≤ 2.2T*
    EN 10219: Part 2 Table 3 6.0 < T ≤10.0mm 2.25T ≤ 2.5T ± 0.25T ≤ 2.75T
      T > 10.0mm  2.7T ≤ 3T ± 0.3T ≤ 3.3T
        * other dimensions available on request
    Twist (V) 2mm plus 0.5mm/m length  
    Straightness  0.15% of total length & 3mm over any 1m length  
    Mass (M) ±6% on individual lengths ±6% on individual lengths  
    Length -0 +50mm -0 +50mm  

     

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    Downloads

    DOWNLOADS

    Hybox® TT
    Hybox TT brochure
    (English) - Consistently tight tolerances for efficient manufacturing - Exceeds EN 10219
    Hybox TT technical guide (English) - Cold formed structural welded hollow sections - NEW

    Hybox® 355

    Technical information, sizes and properties of the Hybox Cold Formed product range.

    Hybox brochure (English)
    Hybox brochure (Deutsch)
    Hybox brochure (Nederlandse)
    Hybox brochure (Francais)

    Hollow Sections: For structural and mechanical applications

    Steel hollow sections are the most versatile and efficient form for construction and mechanical applications.

     

    Technical Response Documents

    Here you will find a collection of technical response documents that refer to recent tubular technical developments and current industry topics.

    Design of Welded Joints - Technical Interview (English)
    Design of Welded Joints - Technical Interview (Deutsch)
    Design of Welded Joints - Technical Interview (Francais)

    Tata Steel has produced free design aids for use with its hot-finished Celsius 355 structural hollow section. The aim is to help customers design tubular steel welded joints with ease and confidence. In our special Q&A feature, our technical expert in welded joints, Chris Morris, explains what’s on offer.

    Welded Joints Examples

    To provide further support when it comes to welded joints, we have created some examples that give typical solutions to a range of joint arrangements, including K-gap and overlap, KT-joints and joints with UB chords and hollow section bracings. Here are twelve simple examples showing full calculations and references to the Tata Steel welded joints design manual and EC3.

      

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