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Load Tables for Strut Channels

Column Loads

Maximum allowable load of columns depends on many factors, including end conditions, eccentricity of load, bracing and length. Submit full details of application to Sasco and we will advise you which Strut Channels to use.

Simple Span Steel Beam Loads

The following tables are for Steel and Stainless Steel and based on 25,000 psi allowable stress about the x-axis as pictured on Elements of Sasco Steel Channels. Safety Factor 1.67 to Yield Strength.

The loads shown are the NET allowable UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED load, which is defined as the maximum allowable uniformly distributed load LESS the weight of the beam and therefore is the additional weight which the beam can carry.

Simple long span beams must be supported to prevent rotation and be adequately braced so as to prevent twisting. If this is not the case, the allowable loads will be reduced.


Check this off for concentrated loads at the centre of the span
Check this off for strut channel that is punched, slotted or knock-out

 


12" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9 12 10,625 0.01” 10,625 10,625 10,625
S1 12 6,635 0.01” 6,635 6,635 6,635
S2 12 3,445 0.02” 3,445 3,445 3,445
S4 14 2,745 0.02” 2,745 2,745 2,745
S8 12 2,625 0.02” 2,625 2,625 2,625
S3 16 2,315 0.02” 2,315 2,315 2,315
S5 12 1,550 0.02” 1,550 1,550 1,550
S7 14 925 0.03” 925 925 925
S6 16 805 0.03” 805 805 805

18" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
CataloguePrefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9 12 7,080 0.02” 7,080 7,080 7,080
S1 12 4,425 0.02” 4,425 4,425 4,425
S2 12 2,295 0.03” 2,295 2,295 2,295
S4 14 1,830 0.03” 1,830 1,830 1,830
S8 12 1,750 0.04” 1,750 1,750 1,750
S3 16 1,540 0.03” 1,540 1,540 1,540
S5 12 1,030 0.05” 1,030 1,030 1,030
S7 14 615 0.06” 615 615 505
S6 16 535 0.06” 535 535 435

24" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 5,305* 0.01” 5,305* 5,305* 5,305*
S9 12 5,305 0.03” 5,305 5,305 5,305
S1BB 12 3,910* 0.01” 3,910* 3,910* 3,910*
S1 12 3,315 0.04” 3,315 3,315 3,315
S2BB 12 2,625* 0.02” 2,625* 2,625* 2,625*
S8BB 12 2,225* 0.02” 2,225* 2,225* 2,225*
S4BB 14 1,755* 0.02” 1,755* 1,755* 1,755*
S2 12 1,720 0.06” 1,720 1,720 1,720
S5BB 12 1,595* 0.04” 1,595* 1,595* 1,595*
S4 14 1,370 0.06” 1,370 1,370 1,370
S8 12 1,310 0.07” 1,310 1,310 1,310
S3BB 16 1,215* 0.01” 1,215* 1,215* 1,215*
S3 16 1,155 0.06” 1,155 1,155 1,155
S7BB 14 885* 0.05” 885* 885* 885*
S5 12 775 0.09” 775 775 585
S6BB 16 600* 0.04” 600* 600* 600*
S7 14 460 0.11” 460 425 280
S6 16 400 0.11” 400 370 245

30" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 5,150* 0.01” 5,150* 5,150* 5,150*
S9 12 4,245 0.05” 4,245 4,245 4,245
S1BB 12 3,910* 0.02” 3,910* 3,910* 3,910*
S1 12 2,650 0.06” 2,650 2,650 2,650
S2BB 12 2,625* 0.03” 2,625* 2,625* 2,625*
S8BB 12 2,225* 0.05” 2,225* 2,225* 2,225*
S4BB 14 1,755* 0.03” 1,755* 1,755* 1,755*
S2 12 1,375 0.09” 1,375 1,375 1,305
S5BB 12 1,595* 0.07” 1,595* 1,595* 1,595*
S4 14 1,095 0.09” 1,095 1,095 1,025
S8 12 1,045 0.10” 1,045 1,045 850
S3BB 16 1,215* 0.02” 1,215* 1,215* 1,215*
S3 16 925 0.09” 925 925 860
S7BB 14 885* 0.09” 885* 885* 840
S5 12 620 0.14” 620 560 370
S6BB 16 600* 0.07” 600* 600* 600*
S7 14 370 0.17” 360 270 180
S6 16 320 0.17” 315 235 155

36" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 5,150* 0.02” 5,150* 5,150* 5,150*
S1BB 12 3,910* 0.03” 3,910* 3,910* 3,910*
S9 12 3,535 0.07” 3,535 3,535 3,535
S2BB 12 2,625* 0.06” 2,625* 2,625* 2,625*
S8BB 12 2,225* 0.08” 2,225* 2,225* 2,225*
S1 12 2,205 0.09” 2,205 2,205 2,205
S4BB 14 1,755* 0.05” 1,755* 1,755* 1,755*
S5BB 12 1,435 0.11” 1,435 1,435 1,255
S3BB 16 1,215* 0.04” 1,215* 1,215* 1,215*
S2 12 1,145 0.13” 1,145 1,145 905
S4 14 910 0.13” 910 910 710
S8 12 870 0.15” 870 870 590
S7BB 14 820 0.14” 820 820 580
S3 16 770 0.13” 770 770 595
S6BB 16 600* 0.12” 600* 600* 495
S5 12 515 0.20” 515 385 255
S7 14 305 0.24” 250 185 120
S6 16 265 0.25” 215 160 105

42" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 5,150* 0.03” 5,150* 5,150* 5,150*
S1BB 12 3,910* 0.05” 3,910* 3,910* 3,910*
S9 12 3,025 0.09” 3,025 3,025 3,025
S2BB 12 2,625* 0.09” 2,625* 2,625* 2,625*
S8BB 12 2,095 0.11” 2,095 2,095 2,095
S1 12 1,890 0.12” 1,890 1,890 1,875
S4BB 14 1,755* 0.08” 1,755* 1,755* 1,755*
S5BB 12 1,230 0.16” 1,230 1,230 915
S3BB 16 1,215* 0.07” 1,215* 1,215* 1,215*
S2 12 980 0.17” 980 980 660
S4 14 780 0.17” 780 780 520
S8 12 745 0.20” 745 650 430
S7BB 14 700 0.19” 700 640 425
S3 16 660 0.18” 660 660 435
S6BB 16 595 0.19” 595 545 360
S5 12 440 0.27” 380 280 185
S7 14 260 0.33” 180 135 90
S6 16 225 0.33” 155 115 75

48" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 5,150* 0.04” 5,150* 5,150* 5,150*
S1BB 12 3,910* 0.07” 3,910* 3,910* 3,910*
S9 12 2,645 0.12” 2,645 2,645 2,645
S2BB 12 2,425 0.13” 2,425 2,425 2,425
S4BB 14 1,755* 0.12” 1,755* 1,755* 1,755*
S8BB 12 1,830 0.15” 1,830 1,830 1,645
S1 12 1,650 0.15” 1,650 1,650 1,430
S3BB 16 1,215* 0.10” 1,215* 1,215* 1,215*
S5BB 12 1,070 0.20” 1,070 1,055 700
S2 12 855 0.22” 855 760 505
S4 14 680 0.23” 680 600 395
S8 12 650 0.26” 650 495 325
S7BB 14 615 0.25” 615 485 320
S3 16 575 0.23” 575 500 330
S6BB 16 520 0.25” 530 415 270
S5 12 380 0.35” 285 215 140
S7 14 225 0.43” 140 100 65
S6 16 200 0.44” 120 90 55

54" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 5,150* 0.06” 5,150* 5,150* 5,150*
S1BB 12 3,910* 0.10” 3,910* 3,910* 3,910*
S9 12 2,345 0.15” 2,345 2,345 2,345
S2BB 12 2,150 0.16” 2,150 2,150 2,035
S4BB 14 1,665 0.16” 1,665 1,665 1,575
S8BB 12 1,620 0.19” 1,620 1,620 1,295
S1 12 1,465 0.19” 1,465 1,465 1,125
S3BB 16 1,215* 0.14” 1,215* 1,215* 1,215*
S5BB 12 950 0.26” 950 830 545
S2 12 755 0.28” 755 595 395
S4 14 605 0.29” 605 470 310
S8 12 575 0.33” 520 385 255
S7BB 14 545 0.32” 515 380 250
S3 16 510 0.29” 510 395 260
S6BB 16 460 0.32” 435 325 215
S5 12 340 0.45” 225 165 110
S7 14 200 0.55” 105 80 50
S6 16 175 0.55” 95 70 45

60" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 5,150* 0.08 5,150* 5,150* 5,150*
S1BB 12 3,885 0.13 3,885 3,885 3,885
S9 12 2,110 0.18 2,110 2,110 1,920
S2BB 12 1,935 0.20 1,935 1,935 1,640
S4BB 14 1,495 0.20 1,495 1,495 1,275
S8BB 12 1,455 0.23 1,455 1,455 1,045
S1 12 1,315 0.24 1,315 1,315 910
S3BB 16 1,215* 0.19 1,215* 1,215* 1,060
S5BB 12 855 0.32 855 665 440
S2 12 680 0.35 645 480 315
S4 14 540 0.36 510 380 250
S8 12 515 0.41 420 310 205
S7BB 14 485 0.39 410 305 200
S3 16 455 0.36 725 320 210
S6BB 16 415 0.39 350 260 170
S5 12 300 0.55 180 135 85
S7 14 180 0.67 85 60 40
S6 16 155 0.68 75 55 35

72" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 5,150* 0.13 5,150* 5,150* 5,150*
S1BB 12 3,225 0.19 3,225 3,225 3,225
S9 12 1,750 0.26 1,750 1,750 1,325
S2BB 12 1,605 0.28 1,605 1,605 1,130
S4BB 14 1,240 0.28 1,240 1,240 875
S8BB 12 1,205 0.33 1,205 1,085 715
S1 12 1,090 0.35 1,090 945 625
S3BB 16 1,035 0.28 1,035 1,035 730
S5BB 12 705 0.46 615 455 295
S2 12 565 0.51 445 330 215
S4 14 450 0.51 350 260 170
S8 12 425 0.59 285 210 135
S7BB 14 400 0.56 280 205 135
S3 16 380 0.51 290 215 140
S6BB 16 340 0.56 240 175 115
S5 12 250 0.79 120 90 55
S7 14 150 0.97 55 40 25
S6 16 130 0.98 50 35 20

84" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 4,585 0.19 4,585 4,585 4,585
S1BB 12 2,755 0.26 2,755 2,755 2,510
S9 12 1,495 0.36 1,495 1,460 965
S2BB 12 1,365 0.38 1,365 1,245 820
S4BB 14 1,060 0.38 1,060 965 635
S8BB 12 1,025 0.45 1,025 790 515
S1 12 930 0.47 925 690 450
S3BB 16 880 0.38 880 805 530
S5BB 12 600 0.62 440 325 210
S2 12 480 0.69 320 235 150
S4 14 380 0.70 250 185 120
S8 12 360 0.80 205 150 95
S7BB 14 340 0.77 200 145 90
S3 16 320 0.70 210 155 100
S6BB 16 290 0.77 170 125 80
S5 12 210 1.08 85 60 35
S7 14 125 1.32 40 25 15
S6 16 110 1.33 35 25 15

96" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 4,000 0.25 4,000 4,000 4,000
S1BB 12 2,400 0.33 2,400 2,400 1,910
S9 12 1,300 0.47 1,300 1,110 730
S2BB 12 1,190 0.51 1,190 945 620
S4BB 14 920 0.50 920 730 480
S8BB 12 890 0.59 800 595 385
S1 12 810 0.61 700 520 340
S3BB 16 765 0.50 765 610 400
S5BB 12 520 0.81 330 240 150
S2 12 415 0.90 240 175 110
S4 14 330 0.91 190 140 90
S8 12 315 1.05 150 110 65
S7BB 14 295 1.00 150 105 65
S3 16 280 0.91 160 115 75
S6BB 16 250 1.00 125 90 55
S5 12 180 1.41 60 40 25
S7 14 110 1.73 25 20 10
S6 16 95 1.74 25 15 10

108" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 3,545 0.32 3,545 3,545 3,350
S1BB 12 2,125 0.42 2,125 2,125 1,495
S9 12 1,150 0.59 1,150 870 570
S2BB 12 1,050 0.64 990 735 475
S4BB 14 815 0.63 770 570 370
S8BB 12 785 0.75 625 460 295
S1 12 715 0.78 545 405 260
S3BB 16 675 0.63 640 475 310
S5BB 12 455 1.03 250 180 110
S2 12 365 1.14 185 135 80
S4 14 290 1.15 145 105 65
S8 12 275 1.33 115 80 50
S7BB 14 255 1.27 110 80 45
S3 16 245 1.16 120 90 55
S6BB 16 220 1.27 95 65 40
S5 12 160 1.78 45 30 15
S7 14 95 2.19 20 10 5
S6 16 80 2.20 15 10 5

120" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 3,175 0.39 3,175 3,175 2,700
S1BB 12 1,905 0.52 1,905 1,820 1,195
S9 12 1,030 0.73 935 695 450
S2BB 12 935 0.78 790 585 375
S4BB 14 725 0.78 615 455 290
S8BB 12 700 0.92 495 360 230
S1 12 640 0.96 435 320 205
S3BB 16 605 0.78 510 375 240
S5BB 12 405 1.27 195 140 80
S2 12 325 1.40 145 100 60
S4 14 260 1.42 115 80 60
S8 12 245 1.64 90 60 35
S7BB 14 225 1.57 85 60 30
S3 16 220 1.43 95 70 40
S6BB 16 195 1.57 70 50 25
S5 12 140 2.20 30 20 5
S7 14 80 2.70 10 5 -
S6 16 70 2.72 10 5 -

144" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 2,625 0.56 2,625 2,625 1,840
S1BB 12 1,565 0.75 1,565 1,240 805
S9 12 850 1.05 535 465 295
S2BB 12 765 1.13 530 385 240
S4BB 14 595 1.13 410 300 190
S8BB 12 570 1.33 325 235 140
S1 12 520 1.38 290 210 130
S3BB 16 495 1.13 345 250 155
S5BB 12 325 1.83 120 80 40
S2 12 265 2.02 90 60 35
S4 14 210 2.04 70 50 25
S8 12 200 2.36 50 35 15
S7BB 14 180 2.25 50 30 10
S3 16 180 2.06 60 40 20
S6BB 16 155 2.25 40 25 10
S5 12 110 3.17 15 5 -
S7 14 65 3.89 - - -
S6 16 55 3.92 - - -

168" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 2,225 0.77 2,225 2,025 1,320
S1BB 12 1,325 1.02 1,205 885 565
S9 12 715 1.43 450 325 200
S2BB 12 640 1.53 370 265 155
S4BB 14 500 1.53 285 205 125
S8BB 12 475 1.81 220 150 85
S1 12 440 1.88 200 140 80
S3BB 16 415 1.53 240 170 105
S5BB 12 270 2.49 70 45 15
S2 12 220 2.75 55 35 15
S4 14 175 2.78 45 30 10
S8 12 160 3.21 30 15 -
S7BB 14 150 3.07 25 10 -
S3 16 150 2.80 40 25 10
S6BB 16 125 3.07 20 10 -
S5 12 90 4.31 - - -
S7 14 50 5.30 - - -
S6 16 45 5.33 - - -

192” Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 1,925 1.00 1,925 1,515 975
S1BB 12 1,140 1.34 895 650 405
S9 12 615 1.87 330 235 140
S2BB 12 550 2.00 260 180 100
S4BB 14 425 2.00 205 140 80
S8BB 12 405 2.37 150 100 45
S1 12 375 2.45 140 95 50
S3BB 16 355 2.00 170 120 65
S5BB 12 220 3.25 40 15 -
S2 12 185 3.59 30 15 -
S4 14 150 3.63 25 15 -
S8 12 135 4.19 10 - -
S7BB 14 120 4.01 10 - -
S3 16 125 3.65 20 10 -
S6BB 16 105 4.01 5 - -
S5 12 70 5.63 - - -
S7 14 40 6.92 - - -
S6 16 35 6.97 - - -

216” Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 1,685 1.27 1,590 1,165 740
S1BB 12 995 1.69 680 485 295
S9 12 535 2.37 240 165 90
S2BB 12 470 2.54 185 120 55
S4BB 14 370 2.54 145 95 45
S8BB 12 345 3.00 100 60 15
S1 12 325 3.11 95 60 25
S3BB 16 305 2.54 120 80 40
S5BB 12 185 4.12 15 - -
S2 12 155 4.54 15 - -
S4 14 125 4.60 15 5 -
S8 12 115 5.31 - - -
S7BB 14 100 5.07 - - -
S3 16 105 4.62 10 - -
S6BB 16 85 5.07 - - -
S5 12 60 7.13 - - -
S7 14 30 8.76 - - -
S6 16 30 8.82 - - -

240” Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9BB 12 1,495 1.57 1,255 910 565
S1BB 12 875 2.09 525 365 210
S9 12 470 2.92 180 115 55
S2BB 12 410 3.13 130 75 25
S4BB 14 320 3.13 100 60 20
S8BB 12 295 3.70 60 30 -
S1 12 280 3.84 65 35 5
S3BB 16 265 3.13 85 50 20
S5BB 12 155 5.09 - - -
S2 12 135 5.61 - - -
S4 14 110 5.68 - - -
S8 12 95 6.55 - - -
S7BB 14 80 6.26 - - -
S3 16 90 5.71 - - -
S6BB 16 70 6.26 - - -
S5 12 50 8.80 - - -
S7 14 25 10.81 - - -
S6 16 20 10.89 - - -


* Limited by spot weld shear.