BlueScope Steel guarantees the quality of its XLERPLATE® steel and certifies compliance with independently established Standards. Unless otherwise agreed or required by the specification, products are supplied in accordance with:
The revision to the Australian Pressure Vessel Standard (AS 1548 Standard) has resulted, most significantly, to changes of the grade designations used within the Standard. Consequently, new XLERPLATE® steel grades will be introduced to the custom and standard ranges and eventually replace the existing pressure vessel grades. Download Australian Pressure Vessel Standard (AS1548) – the changes (397 KB).
BlueScope Steel provides engineers and constructors with an assured steel product option in structural applications that meets or exceeds the requirements of AS3678 (AS3678 Structural Steel – hot rolled plates, floor plates and slabs). This Australian Standard has recently been reviewed and there are now significant changes in relation to the strengthening of requirements for product compliance and certification. A number of other changes have also been introduced to offer designers and engineers more options in specifying higher quality grades.
To learn more about the changes click here
BlueScope Steel is Australia’s only manufacturer of flat steel and has a long history of supplying quality products that meet or exceed Australian Standards at its ISO:9001 accredited manufacturing facilities.
Compliance to the Standard is vital as it gives the specifier and purchaser confidence that the material obtained will perform as intended in the design and use phases of the project.
Unfortunately reinforcing, prestressing and structural steels have arrived on construction sites within Australia that fail to meet the minimum requirements of the applicable AS/NZ Standards.
The influx of these non-complying materials have led to lengthy project delays and consequential rectification costs. In addition, companies and individuals may be liable under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 in the event of structural failure causing injury or death, occurring as a result of using non-compliant materials.
Some of the key problems have been identified. Problems include inadequate product traceability; misleading and false supporting documentation; excessive variation in materials properties and product markings that are simply inadequate
BlueScope Steel supports a safe construction and fabrication industry. Therefore we would like to provide information that will assist you to ensure that the material you specify is actually supplied; in this way we are assisting you to protect your reputation. BlueScope Steel has identified three easy ways to check compliance to AS/NZS 3678:2011.
To discover the three ways to check compliance click here.
NATA accredited test certificates are provided with each BlueScope Steel order and are kept on file. Certificates dating back to 1993 are available online for uncoated steel.
There are two ways to obtain a test certificate. To find out the best option for you click here.
The test certificate is an important reference document that reports on all elements relating to the applicable Australian Standard. Compliance to the applicable Australian Standard is vital as it gives the specifier and purchaser confidence that the material obtained will perform as intended in the design and use phases of a project.
To fully understand all the elements noted on a test certificate click here.
When you specify BlueScope steel you can be confident that you get the quality you have specified, and not potentially non-compliant materials that put you at risk.
To assure specifiers and customers that our XLERPLATE® steel meets or exceeds AS/NZS 3678, ACRS has independently assessed BlueScope Steel to have the capability to manufacture to Australian Standard AS/NZS 3678 and verified that it consistently does so.
To find out more about ACRS click here.