H Beam Size and Weight Chart (FREE Downloadable PDF)

What is H beam?

H-beam steel is a cost-effective and highly efficient structural profile with an optimized distribution of sectional area and an ideal strength-to-weight ratio. It gets its name from its section that resembles the letter “H.”

With all its components arranged at right angles, H-beam steel boasts strong resistance to bending, making its construction process simple, cost-effective, and resulting in lightweight structural strength in all directions. Due to these advantages, it is widely used.

H beam

H-beam steel is also known as universal beam, wide flange I-beam, or parallel flange I-beam. Its cross-section comprises web and flange plates.

Internationally, H-beam product standards are divided into two major categories: the imperial system used by countries like the USA and UK, and the metric system used by countries like China, Japan, Germany, and Russia.

Despite the difference in measurement units between the imperial and metric systems, H-beams are usually characterized by four dimensions: the height of the web (h), the width of the flange (b), the thickness of the web (d), and the thickness of the flange (t).

Although the method of indicating the dimensional specifications of H-beams varies across the world, the size specifications and tolerances of the manufactured products do not significantly differ.

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You can use our millimeters to inches calculator to determine the sizes of H-beams in inches.

H Beam Size and Weight Chart

H-steel is classified into four types, represented as follows:

  • Wide Flange H-steel, denoted as HW (W stands for Wide)
  • Medium Flange H-steel, denoted as HM (M stands for Middle)
  • Narrow Flange H-steel, denoted as HN (N stands for Narrow)
  • Thin-wall H-steel, denoted as HT (T stands for Thin)
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The cross-sectional diagram and symbols for H-steel are depicted in the figure:

H Beam Size and Weight Chart


  • H — Height;
  • B — Width;
  • t1 — Web thickness;
  • t2 — Flange thickness;
  • r — Fillet radius;
  • cx — Centroid;
HW Wide flange100×10010010068816.9
HW Wide flange125×1251251256.59823.6
HW Wide flange150×150150150710831.1
HW Wide flange175×1751751757.5111340.4
HW Wide flange200×2002002008121349.9
HW Wide flange200×20020020412121356.2
HW Wide flange250×25024425211111363.8
HW Wide flange250×2502502509141371.8
HW Wide flange250×25025025514141381.6
HW Wide flange300×30029430212121383.5
HW Wide flange300×30030030010151393
HW Wide flange300×300300305151513104.8
HW Wide flange350×350338351131313104.6
HW Wide flange350×350344348101613113
HW Wide flange350×350344354161613129.3
HW Wide flange350×350350350121913134.9
HW Wide flange350×350350357191913154.2
HW Wide flange400×400388402151522140.1
HW Wide flange400×400394398111822146.6
HW Wide flange400×400394405181822168.3
HW Wide flange400×400400400132122171.7
HW Wide flange400×400400408212122196.8
HW Wide flange400×400414405182822231.9
HW Wide flange400×400428407203522283.1
HW Wide flange400×400458417305022414.9
HW Wide flange400×400498432457022604.5
HW Wide flange500×500492465152022202.5
HW Wide flange500×500502465152522239
HW Wide flange500×500502470202522258.7
HM Middle flange150×10014810069820.7
HM Middle flange200×15019415069829.9
HM Middle flange250×1752441757111343.6
HM Middle flange300×2002942008121355.8
HM Middle flange350×2503402509141378.1
HM Middle flange400×300390300101613104.6
HM Middle flange450×300440300111813120.8
HM Middle flange500×300482300111513110.8
HM Middle flange500×300488300111813124.9
HM Middle flange550×300544300111513116.2
HM Middle flange550×300550300111813130.3
HM Middle flange600×300582300121713132.8
HM Middle flange600×300588300122013147
HM Middle flange600×300594302142313170.4
HN Narrow flange100×50100505789.3
HN Narrow flange125×601256068813.1
HN Narrow flange150×751507557814
HN Narrow flange175×901759058818
HN Narrow flange200×100198994.57817.8
HN Narrow flange200×1002001005.58820.9
HN Narrow flange250×12524812458825.1
HN Narrow flange250×12525012569829
HN Narrow flange300×1502981495.581332
HN Narrow flange300×1503001506.591336.7
HN Narrow flange350×175346174691341.2
HN Narrow flange350×1753501757111349.4
HN Narrow flange400×1504001508131355.2
HN Narrow flange400×2003961997111356.1
HN Narrow flange400×2004002008131365.4
HN Narrow flange450×2004461998121365.1
HN Narrow flange450×2004502009141374.9
HN Narrow flange500×2004961999141377.9
HN Narrow flange500×20050020010161388.1
HN Narrow flange500×200506201111913101.5
HN Narrow flange550×2005461999141381.5
HN Narrow flange550×20055020010161392
HN Narrow flange600×20059619910151392.4
HN Narrow flange600×200600200111713103.4
HN Narrow flange600×200606201122013117.6
HN Narrow flange650×300646299101513119.9
HN Narrow flange650×300650300111713134.4
HN Narrow flange650×300656301122013153.7
HN Narrow flange700×300692300132018162.9
HN Narrow flange700×300700300132418181.8
HN Narrow flange750×300734299121618143.4
HN Narrow flange750×300742300132018168
HN Narrow flange750×300750300132418186.9
HN Narrow flange750×300758303162818223.6
HN Narrow flange800×300792300142218188
HN Narrow flange800×300800300142618206.8
HN Narrow flange850×300834298141918178.6
HN Narrow flange850×300842299152318203.9
HN Narrow flange850×300850300162718229.3
HN Narrow flange850×300858301173118254.9
HN Narrow flange900×300890299152318209.5
HN Narrow flange900×300900300162818240.1
HN Narrow flange900×300912302183418282.6
HN Narrow flange1000×300970297162118216.7
HN Narrow flange1000×300980298172618247.7
HN Narrow flange1000×300990298173118271.1
HN Narrow flange1000×3001000300193618310.2
HN Narrow flange1000×3001008302214018344.8
HT Thin-wall100×5095483.24.586
HT Thin-wall100×50974945.587.4
HT Thin-wall100×10096994.56812.7
HT Thin-wall125×60118583.24.587.3
HT Thin-wall125×601205945.588.9
HT Thin-wall125×1251191234.56815.8
HT Thin-wall150×75145733.24.589
HT Thin-wall150×751477445.5811.1
HT Thin-wall150×100139973.24.5810.5
HT Thin-wall150×100142994.56814.3
HT Thin-wall150×1501441484.56821.8
HT Thin-wall150×15014714957826.4
HT Thin-wall175×90168883.24.5810.6
HT Thin-wall175×901718946813.8
HT Thin-wall175×175167173571326.2
HT Thin-wall175×1751721756.59.51335
HT Thin-wall200×100193983.24.5812
HT Thin-wall200×1001969946815.5
HT Thin-wall200×1501881494.56820.7
HT Thin-wall200×200192198681334.3
HT Thin-wall250×1252381734.56820.3
HT Thin-wall250×1752381734.581330.7
HT Thin-wall300×1502941484.561325
HT Thin-wall300×200286198681338.7
HT Thin-wall350×1753401734.561329
HT Thin-wall400×150390148681337.3
HT Thin-wall400×200390198681343.6
HL Light-weight80×40774033.554.01
HL Light-weight100×5097502.33.264.39
HL Light-weight100×50975033.565.11
HL Light-weight100×50100503.24.586.06
HL Light-weight100×100971004.56812.85
HL Light-weight120×60117603.24.587.38
HL Light-weight120×60120604.5689.9
HL Light-weight120×1201171203.24.5811.62
HL Light-weight120×1201201204.56815.55
HL Light-weight140×70137703.24.588.59
HL Light-weight140×70140704.56811.55
HL Light-weight150×75147753.24.589.2
HL Light-weight150×75150754.56812.37
HL Light-weight150×1001471003.24.5810.96
HL Light-weight150×1001501004.56814.73
HL Light-weight150×15014714968.51327.15
HL Light-weight175×90172904.56.51015.5
HL Light-weight175×1751721756.59.51335.05
HL Light-weight200×100196994.561316.96
HL Light-weight200×15019114957.51626.18
HL Light-weight200×200197199710.51644.2
HL Light-weight250×1252461244.571322.96
HL Light-weight250×17524117569.51638.28
HL Light-weight300×1502961484.571627.95
HL Light-weight300×200291199710.52050.34
HL Light-weight350×1753431745.57.51636.37
HL Light-weight400×1503961497111648.01
HL Light-weight400×20039319969.51649.02
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H-beams are categorized by flange width into wide flange, medium flange, and narrow flange H-beams. The product model varies by type, with commonly used specifications as follows:

  1. Wide flange H-beams (HW): The typical model specifications of wide flange H-beams are often indicated by the product of the web height and the flange width, usually including models such as 100×100, 125×125, 150×150, 175×175, 250×250, 300×300, 350×350, and so on. The denotation method is generally the web height (H) × flange width (B) × web thickness (t1) × flange thickness (t2), often showing a characteristic of identical height and width dimensions.
  2. Medium flange H-beams (HM): The typical model specifications of medium flange H-beams are usually represented by the product of the web height and the flange width, mainly including models like 150×100, 200×150, 250×175, 300×200, 350×250, 400×300, 450×300, 500×300, and so on. The denotation method is the web height (H) × flange width (B) × web thickness (t1) × flange thickness (t2), typically demonstrating a characteristic where the height dimension slightly exceeds the width dimension.
  3. Narrow flange H-beams (HN): The typical model specifications of narrow flange H-beams are often expressed by the web height multiplied by the flange width, mainly including models such as 100×50, 125×60, 150×75, 175×90, 200×100, 250×125, 300×150, 350×175, 400×200, 500×200, and so on. The denotation method is the web height (H) × flange width (B) × web thickness (t1) × flange thickness (t2), usually showing a characteristic of a larger height-to-width ratio.

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8 thoughts on “H Beam Size and Weight Chart (FREE Downloadable PDF)”


    Hi I need HW125X125X6.5X9 and HW100X100X6X8 beams in India. Please advise where I can get. Thank you.

    S.Raja sekaran

  2. Hi,

    Please advise if you get standard off the shelve H-254x254x107kg/m beam? Or is this a non-standard item that needs special manufacture?


  3. Engr. A. Ade. Adebayo

    Is this off standard h-beam: Height=210mm, Width=130mm?
    Better still, how do we classify the above dimension?
    Engr. A. Ade. Adebayo FNSE

    1. Different countries will have a different standards. And the H beam can be classified by:
      (1) Flange width
      (2) Use
      (3) Mode of production
      (4) Size specification

  4. Would a width a 10 in Flanges, 5/8 inch thick x Web 16 inch deep, and 5/8 inch thick, will support what length in feet a commercial building and the columns are the right size

  5. I would like to see an average price per beam. I understand that companies sell them per 10 making the cost per single beam cheaper, but here in Indonesia prices vary a lot and of course there is mark up price. A 250×250 beams 12m long costs us 13.5jt ($910) at one place and 18.1jt ($1220) at another place. Is the steel material different?

    Is there a weight vs reinforced foundation volume table? If you need to support the weight of 300+ kg on 2 beams, and the reinforced foundation (chicken claw?) is 50x50x20 mm enough?

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