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Re: Steel: A36 Gr 50 vs AW44

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Valerie T Eskelsen wrote:
> 
> We got some channel steel in that was certified to AW44,
> a Canadian standard.  Our specifications call for A36 Gr. 50
> for which we usually get the dual-certified steel for A529.
> The test values for tensile are 81.7 ksi, higher than the
> 80 ksi max allowed for A36.
> 
> The equivalency tables for weldability I ran across indicate that
> the AW44 is equivalent to A529 but is not listed under A36.
> 
> The channel is being used on only bolted connections.
> 
> My guess is that there is not a problem.  But, I would like confirmation
> from the collective wisdom of the list.
> 
> Valerie Eskelsen
> Canam/Sun Steel Buildings and Joists
> eskelsev(--nospam--at)juno.com
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I assume A36 grade 50 has a yield point of 50 ksi

The correct designation for the steel you are referring to is 44W

This only has a yield point of 44 ksi