BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies can also supply your heavy plate requirements.
XLERPLATE® steel has long been held as the industry benchmark for steel plate products within Australia’s fabrication and manufacturing industries.
The XLERPLATE® steel range of hot rolled plate products are synonymous with a guarantee of exceptional quality and consistency. Manufactured by BlueScope, XLERPLATE® steel boasts a broad range of products and sizes available on short, flexible lead times.
The brand brings with it access to BlueScope Steel’s advanced technical support service, which has been working with Australian manufacturing industries for over 40 years.
XLERPLATE® steel’s product range are available in three categories ensuring there is a product to meet your specific requirements. These include:
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XLERPLATE® is the brand name for high quality hot rolled plate steel from BlueScope. XLERPLATE® steel has long been held as the industry benchmark by Australia’s fabrication and manufacturing industries.
The XLERPLATE® steel range of hot rolled products have become synonymous with a guarantee of exceptional quality and consistency. Australian manufactured, XLERPLATE® steel boasts a broad range of products available on short, flexible lead times.
The brand brings with it access to BlueScope’s advanced technical support service, which has been consulting the Australian manufacturing industries for over 40 years.
A matte hot-dipped, zinc/iron alloy coated, commercial forming steel with a skin-passed, extra smooth surface suitable for direct-on painting in critical surface applications.
A matte hot-dipped, zinc/iron alloy coated, commercial forming steel with a skin-passed, extra smooth surface suitable for direct-on painting in critical surface applications. Some powdering of the coating may occur with severe deformation.
Common Uses of this product:
Pattern plate produced from the Plate Mill:
Cut-to-length plate produced from the Hot Strip Mill:
XLERPLATE® steel – The Hot Strip Mill
The Port Kembla Steelwork’s Hot Strip Mill produces premium coil for fabrication. Coil from the Hot Strip Mill is available in widths from 900mm to 1,500mm and 1.6mm to 12mm thick, in grades conforming to AS/NZ 1594/2002.
A special range of cut-to-length structural plate grades produced by the Hot Strip Mill is marketed under the XLERPLATE LITE® steel brand designation.
In the Hot Strip Mill, slabs produced in the slabmaking operations are reheated to temperatures around 1,200 degrees Celsius and then hot rolled with highly accurate dimensional control to the desired customer specifications. During this process the slab which may have been up to 12.5m in length will become coiled strip up to 2km long.
The Hot Strip Mill, housed in Australia’s longest industrial building, received a $100 million upgrade in 2006 to incorporate a second slab reheating furnace.
After reheating, the slab is descaled with high pressure sprays to remove the oxide generated during reheating. It then enters the Reversing Roughing Mills where through a series of passes it is reduced in thickness from the original 230mm to a transfer bar thickness of around 30mm suitable for the finishing stands.
During the roughing process, heavy edger rolls with hydraulic, automatic width control, reduce and accurately control the width. This process uses adapted computer modelling with feed forward capabilities to ensure that the width within each coil is finely controlled.
Final reduction occurs in the six finishing stands. The strip is accurately rolled to the ordered thickness with the aid of adapted computer models, hydraulic gauge control and closed loop profile, crown (transverse thickness) and flatness control.
Much of the steel produced by the Hot Strip Mill is used in the production of BlueScope Steel’s premium coated or painted brands such as COLORBOND®, ZINCALUME®, DECKFORM® and TRUECORE® steels.
The same Hot Strip Mill processes also produce steel which meets the exacting standards of the PIPESTEEL® and TUBEFORM® steel specifications.
To learn more, please refer to our data sheets below.
|BlueScope Steel Product Dimensional Tolerance Handbook|
|XLERPLATE® steel Size Schedule|
|XLERPLATE® Steel Product Information Book|
|XLERPLATE® Steel Guide to Datasheets|
|XLERPLATE® steel Lasercut 250 Product Flyer|
|Technical Bulletin TB 26 – Weathering Resistant Steels|
|XLERPLATE® steel EPD|
|Revisions to Structural Steel Standards AS/NZS 3678; AS/NZS 3679.1 and AS/NZS 3679.2|
|A1006 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|K1042 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT430T (L0) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT490N (L20, L40, L50) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT490NR (L20, L40, L50) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT490T (L20, L40, L50) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT460T (L20, L40, L50) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT460N (L20, L40) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT460NR (LO L20) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT460NRA (LO) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|PT540T (L20) XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|350L15 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|400 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|400L15 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|350 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|250L15 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|300 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|300L15 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|Counterweight Steel Datasheet|
|250 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|250 XLERPLATE® steel Floorplate Datasheet|
|450 XLERPLATE® steel Datasheet|
|XLERPLATE® steel Lasercut 250 Datasheet|
|BlueScope Steel EPD Flyer|