ABS Steel Plate Grade A

Innovations in design and materials have forever changed the maritime industry. Construction of oceangoing vessels and offshore structures begins with high-quality, weather-resistant ABS A structural steel plate. 

ABS A is a high-strength, low-carbon structural steel plate primarily used for shipbuilding. Corrosion resistance and a high strength-to-weight ratio make this steel plate grade perfect for the efficient fabrication of everything from aircraft carriers and submarines to cruise ships and pleasure boats.

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Standards & Requirements for ABS A

Universal Steel America stocks ABS A structural steel plate with thicknesses from 3/16 to 4 inches in the as-rolled condition. This material is available in standard widths of 96 and 120 inches and lengths of 240 and 480 inches. Width and length restrictions exist, depending on plate weight and mill capabilities.

For applications demanding improved performance characteristics over standard stock and code requirements, Universal Steel America has you covered. As a leading ABS A steel plate supplier, we have an extensive range of mill sources strategically positioned around the world that are capable of producing material that meets precise requirements or specifications. 

Industries & Applications

Certified by the American Bureau of Shipbuilding, ABS A structural steel plate is ideal for use on a range of seagoing, coastal, and offshore applications. Here are some examples.

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  • Ships
  • Oil and gas platforms
  • Offshore wind turbines
  • Barges
  • Platform pipe joints
  • Offshore marine terminals
  • Submarines
  • Boats
  • High strength 
  • Outstanding formability
  • Superb high- and low-temperature performance 
  • Excellent ductility 
  • Impact-resistant
  • High stiffness
  • Anti-rust properties 
  • Low weight 

Benefits of ABS A

ABS A is a high-strength, low-carbon structural steel plate primarily used for shipbuilding. Corrosion resistance and a high strength-to-weight ratio make this steel plate grade perfect for the efficient fabrication of everything from aircraft carriers and submarines to cruise ships and pleasure boats. Additional characteristics of ABS Steel Plate Grade A include: 

Obtain high-quality ABS steel plate Grade A for your application with assistance from Universal Steel America. Our team is dedicated to supplying clients with superior materials on time and within budget.

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