Hot Rolled Steel Sheet Pile
Worldwide cold formed steel sheet pile is set to overtake and out-produce hot rolled steel sheet pile in harbors, shipyards, docks, and water treatment plants from Singapore to North America.
Since cold formed steel sheet pile was introduced over thirty years ago, there are now over a dozen mills producing cold formed steel sheet pile worldwide compared to a half dozen hot rolled mills worldwide. Over a million tons of permanent and temporary projects have been supplied in North America alone for every type of soil condition including driving in extremely hard glacier tills, coral, cemented sands and heavy clays. In fact, cold formed piling has never had a propensity to drive out of the interlocks like many hot rolled sheets in difficult driving conditions.
Cold formed piling would probably be out-selling hot rolled in the United States, if it were not for the bureaucracy of the US Army Corp of Engineers. Without publishing any empirical data, but rather relying on anecdotal data, the Corp of Engineers has been resistant to make design considerations that include cold formed for many projects. In spite of this situation, contractors in North America are increasingly asking for and preferring to use cold formed for the many varied permanent or temporary steel sheet pile projects they are installing.
Piling and Equipment|
126 Tchefuncte Drive
Covington LA 70433
Meever USA Southeast
3900 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite 1200
Metairie, LA 70002
Office: 866 313 8770