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The context doesn't make sense, but in the traditional method of producing
steel, the steel is cast or "teemed" into large ingot molds.  The ingots can
be reheated and are hot-worked by rolling mills into slabs, billets, or
blooms.  A slab is 2 to 9 inches thick and 24 to 60 inches wide.  A bloom is
square or oblong and is generally 6x6 or 12x12.  A billet is mostly square
and is in the range of 2x2 to 5x5.

Slabs can be heated and run through plate mills to make plates.  Blooms can
be heated and run through structural mills to make beams, angles, piling,
etc.  Billets can be heated and run through bar mills to make round, square,
or flat stock.

Rex Donahey
Composite Technologies Corporation

-----Original Message-----
From: Fariborz Tehrani [mailto:fmtehrani(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 10:42 AM
To: seaint
Subject: "billets" and "mill"

Hi everybody,
I'm working on some framing plans dated 1944. There
are two terms in the column schedule table that I
don't know what they exactly mean: "billets" and
"mill". Could somebody please help me on this?
Thanks in advance,

Fariborz Tehrani,                      Phone: (310)509-8826
Civil Engineer                           Fax: (530)481-9532
BSCE, MSCE, PE                    Voice Mail: (877)743-6206
email: fmtehrani(--nospam--at)

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