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## H Beam Weight & I Beam Weight Calculation

In this article, we mainly discuss how to calculate the weight of H-beam and I-beam. For the convenience of calculation, we have created two calculators: H-beam weight calculator and I-beam weight calculator.

By using these two calculators, you can easily calculate the weight of H-beam (also know as wide flange beam) and I-beam. Of course, for more calculations of different metal weights, you can refer to the following article.

Now, start using the calculator to calculate the profile weight.

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If you want to get the h-beam sizes in inches, you can use our mm to inches calculator to get the results.

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If you want to get the I-beam sizes in inches, you can use our mm to inches calculator to get the results.

If you are tired of using a calculator to calculate the weight of the H beam and I beam, you can refer to the following H-beam weight table and I-beam weight table. It allows you to check the H-beam and I-beam weights of different sizes more quickly.

## What Is I Beam

I-beam is also called steel beam (Universal Beam), which is a long strip of steel with a cross-section of I-shaped. I-beam is divided into ordinary I-beam and light I-beam.

## What Is H Beam

H-beam is developed from the optimization of I-shaped steel. The name is derived from the fact that its section is the same as the English letter H.

It is an economic section high-efficiency profile with a more reasonable strength-to-weight ratio and more optimized cross-sectional area distribution.

Each part of the H-shaped steel is arranged at a right angle, so it has the advantages of strong bending resistance, cost saving, simple construction and lightweight in all directions.

It is often used in large buildings that require large interception capacity and good cross-section stability, such as high-rise buildings and workshops.

In addition, it is also widely used in ships, bridges, lifting and transportation machinery, brackets, equipment foundations, foundation piles etc.

## H Beam vs. I Beam

As for the difference between H-beam and I-beam, you can refer to the article below.

## H Beam Load Capacity Calculation

I believe you still want to know how much weight can the steel beam support? How to calculate the capacity of steel beam? Or you may want to know what size of the H beam that you need for your construction project.

Therefore, we prepared you with this very powerful beam load capacity calculator as well as the load capacity chart as shown in the screenshot below: And it’s in Excel format which can be calculated automatically after input the data required. You can download the tool by click the below link and remember to enable the macro function of your excel to make it function properly.

Aqib NaeemHello,

I want to make 6 ton gantry carne which have 4 m spain and 6 m hight. Please tell me dimension of beam and squre pipe

JasonI have a 40 ft I beam that sits on 2 uprights 19 ft high, the I beam size is 8.28” wide x 21” tall. The web is .375” thick and the flange is .625” thick, with a .5” radius. I want to know how much weight the beam can hold in the center?

ShaneThe calculator at the bottom of the post might be helpful for you:

https://www.machinemfg.com/h-i-beam-weight-calculator/#H_Beam_Load_Capacity_Calculation

Auwal AbubakarPlease how to convert a given size and weight to a length of universal beam and I beam

Wayne HooperI would like to know the size and strength of a steel I beam to carry a single floor with a load bearing wall on it. The length to be supported is 19’ and the span is 26’ on both sides. The Canadian building code tells me I need an 8” I beam but not it’s strength per sg. inch. I hope you can help.

garywhat size h beam do i need to carry a load of 2000# at a 12′ span

vinggur C. Merioleswhat size of H-beam do i need to carry the load of 600kg at 1.65m clear span

Albert l galloupI want to span 30′ without support. load 55LB per square feet. roof pitch 1&3/4″

what size H beam

GlennI have a I beam 2 1/2 ” wide and 3″ tall at 14′ it will be used for a ceiling hoist. what is the maximum I can life?