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Parallel Flange Channels (PFC Steel)

Structural steel parallel flange channels, commonly abbreviated to PFC or C-sections due to their shape, are often used in construction as joist supports or as a replacement for steel columns due to their high strength and durability.

There are many advantages to using parallel flange channels in construction. It is easier to connect to them and flat washers can be used with a parallel flange, which is economical in terms of space.

This is in contrast to a standard rolled steel joist (RSJ) flange, the thickness of which is varied, necessitating the use of tapered washers replace universal beams. 

Parallel Flange Channels 

DesignationMass per metreDepth of Section (h)Width of Section (b)Thickness Web (s)Thickness Flange (t)
kg/mmmmmmmmmmm
100 x 50 x 10 10.2 100 50 5 8.5
125 x 65 x 15 14.8 125 65 5.5 9.5
150 x 75 x 18 17.9 150 75 5.5 10
150 x 90 x 24 23.9 150 90 6.5 12
180 x 75 x 20 20.3 180 75 6 10.5
180 x 90 x 26 26.1 180 90 6.5 12.5
200 x 75 x 23 23.4 200 75 6 12.5
200 x 90 x 30 29.7 200 90 7 14
230 x 75 x 26 25.7 230 75 6.5 12.5
230 x 90 x 32 32.2 230 90 7.5 14
260 x 75 x 28 27.6 260 75 7 12
260 x 90 x 35 34.8 260 90 8 14
300 x 90 x 41 41.4 300 90 9 15.5
300 x 100 x 46 45.5 300 100 9 16.5
380 x 100 x 54 54 380 100 9.5 17.5
430 x 100 x 64 64.4 430 100 11 19

The quality of our parallel flange channels

Our specialist steel fabrication service is the result of nearly 50 years of industry experience and we take pride in the craftsmanship and diligence of our skilled team

All our steel is manufactured in our own workshops and  we have nearly 50 years of experience working in the steel industry. Our steel fabrication service is the product of expert workmanship and the experience of a team of highly-skilled professionals.

All the structural steel we produce has original manufacturer’s test certification and meets BS EN ISO 9002 requirements. Ourand all our welding, drilling and steelwork fabrication is compliant with CE Marking standards.

Why choose Cannon Steels?

We manufacturer high-quality structural steel parallel flange channels in a wide range of depths and widths to cater to the requirements of even the most specialised build.

At Cannon Steels we have all the equipment and expertise to ensure that your build proceeds smoothly.

We have also invested in our delivery service and are ideally situated to provide parallel flange channels not only across North London but also the surrounding areas.  We also offer a collection service from our Enfield base.

More than 90% of our steel deliveries arrive within 48 hours of you placing your order and our delivery lorries are fitted with 15 metre cranes to ensure your steel is offloaded safely and easily on site.

At Cannon Steels we value safety as well as speed - all of our drivers hold third party offloading certificates.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team to discuss your build requirements. 

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