Xlerplate Australian made

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.

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XLERPLATE® steel’s product range are available in three categories ensuring there is a product to meet your specific requirements. These include:

  • Structural Products: XLERPLATE® steel structural grades consist of a range of medium and high strength plate products with varying nominal yield strengths. Typical uses consist of structural members, general fabrications, bridges, storage tanks and structures for high-rise buildings.
  • Boiler & Pressure Vessel Products: XLERPLATE® steel boiler and pressure vessel grades are a range of specially designed plate products using a fully killed, fine grained carbon-manganese steel produced by hot rolling and normalising.
  • Weathering Steel Products: We produce a range of steels which, typically in non-marine and non-industrial environments, have enhanced weather resistance when compared to traditional steels.  These steels are known as “weathering resistant  steels” or “weathering steels” and are widely recognised for their distinctive “patina” which results from protective surface oxidation and develops during exposure to the atmosphere.
  • Analysis & Counterweight Products: XLERPLATE® steel’s analysis grades consist of grades that meet a specific chemical compositions while the counterweight grade is steel supplied to a broad chemical analysis range with no guaranteed mechanical properties.

Contact us to find out more about the above products.

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.

Produced to:

  • AS 1397:2001
  • AS 1365

Common Uses of this product:

  • Exposed painted panels
  • Non-exposed automotive panels
  • Washing machines
  • Acoustic ceiling tiles
  • Door frames
  • Switchboards
  • Commercial refrigerators
  • Commercial freezers

Pattern plate produced from the Plate Mill:

  • XLERPLATE® steel Structural Grades for structural applications.
  • XLERPLATE® steel Analysis Grades meets specific chemical composition.
  • XLERPLATE® steel Boiler & Pressure Vessel Grades. Designed for boiler and pressure vessel applications.
  • XLERPLATE® steel Floorplate. Structural grade plate with raised pattern on one surface.

Cut-to-length plate produced from the Hot Strip Mill:

  • XLERPLATE LITE® steel Structural Grades: Product rolled as coil then cut-to-length.
  • XLERPLATE LITE® steel Floorplate: Product rolled as coil, then cut-to-length. Raised pattern on one surface.

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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. 

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To learn more, please refer to our data sheets below.

DATA SHEETS

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
Compliance Specification
BlueScope Steel EPD Flyer