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H Beam Weight Calculator


Our handy H-beam weight calculator makes it quick and easy to calculate the per foot, per meter, or total weight of H-beams across various dimensions.

Please refer to the user guide below the calculator for any technical guidance. We’ve also included a helpful tutorial if you’d prefer to calculate the weight of a H-beam manually and handy weight charts for common HEA and HEB and HEM beams.

H Beam Weight Calculator:
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Total Weight = 0.00 lbs / 0.00 kg
Disclaimer: The weights shown in the above calculator are for guidance only and should not form the basis of any calculations where precise or accurate information is required. It isn’t uncommon for theoretical metal weights and densities to vary considerably from actual weights and densities, for example, due to differences in manufacturing processes and material compositions. Therefore, you should obtain relevant, accurate information from manufacturers if exact weight calculations are required.

How to Use the H Beam Weight Calculator

  1. The first step is choosing the material used for the H beam(s) in your calculation, and you can choose this via the ‘H Beam Material’ dropdown in box (1).

    The ‘Density’ box will automatically be populated based on the material type you choose.

    You can update the ‘Density’ figure if needed, although we’ve based the figure used for each material on industry guidance.

  2. You can change how many H beams you include in your calculation by updating the ‘Quantity’ dropdown in box (1).
  3. You’ll need to enter various dimensions for your calculation including ‘Length’, ‘Width’, ‘Height’, the ‘Web Thickness’, the ‘Flange Thickness’, and the ‘Internal Radius’ as per the diagram in the calculator.

    Note: You don’t need to set an ‘Internal Radius’ figure if you don’t know it (simply enter ‘0’ in the box in this case), however the calculation will be more accurate if you include the correct value here.

    You can select the relevant units for each measurement using the ‘Unit’ dropdowns, including millimeters, centimeters, meters, inches, and feet.

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    Note: If you choose ‘inch’ as a unit, you’ll need to use either whole or decimal numbers instead of fractions. For example, 0.25 instead of 1/4.

  4. Use the ‘Calculate’ button to complete your calculation, or the ‘Reset’ button to reset the H beam weight calculator if you want to start over.

How to Calculate H Beam Weight

Here’s how to manually calculate the weight of an H beam if you’d prefer to bypass the calculator above:

How to Calculate the Weight of an H Beam

You’ll first need to calculate the volume of the H beam, and you can do so via the following equation:

V1 = (W x FT x L) x 2
V2 = (H – (2 x FT)) x WT x L
V3 = ((R x 2)2 – (π x R2)) x L
Overall Volume = V1 + V2 + V3

The above H beam weight formula consists of the following elements:

V1 = The flange volume part of the calculation

V2 = The web volume part of the calculation

V3 = The radius volume part of the calculation

W = The width of the H beam

H = The height of the H beam

L = The length of the H beam

FT = The H beam’s flange thickness

WT = The H beam’s web thickness

R = The H beam’s radius

Let’s work through an example of a mild steel H beam that has a length of 1000mm, height of 100mm, width of 100mm, web thickness of 6mm, flange thickness of 10mm, and an internal radius of 12mm.

We’ll be using a density of 7850 kg/m3 for the mild steel in our calculation, so we need to convert the dimensions above into meters. The length becomes 1.0m, the height and width is 0.1m, the web thickness is 0.006mm, the flange thickness is 0.010m, and finally, the internal radius is 0.012m for the calculation.

Here’s an overview of how the H beam volume calculation works in the case of this example:

V1 = (0.1 x 0.010 x 1.0) x 2
V1 = 0.002m3

V2 = (0.1 – (2 x 0.010)) x 0.006 x 1.0
V2 = 0.00048m3

V3 = (0.2 x 2 x 0.01) + 2 x ((0.1 – 0.01) x 2 x 0.01)
V3 = 0.000123552m3

Overall Volume = 0.002m3 + 0.00048m3 + 0.000123552m3
Overall Volume = 0.0026m3

Mild Steel Density = 7850 kg/m3

If we multiply the 0.0076m3 volume figure by the 7850 kg/m3 density figure, we end up with a weight of 20.44 kg or 45.06 lbs.


HEA vs HEB vs HEM Beams – What’s the Difference?

There are three common European standard steel H-section types, including HEA (IPBL), HEB, and HEM beams.

The main difference between HEA, HEB, and HEM beams is the thickness and strength of the beam’s components. HEA beams, for example, have thinner flange and web thicknesses versus HEB and HEM beams, making them lighter and reducing their overall load-bearing capacity. HEB beams have a thicker flange and web section than HEA beams, whereas HEM beams are thicker again, making them stronger and heavier over a given length.

HEA, HEB, and HEM beams are typically manufactured using steel grades of S235JR, S275JR/J0, and S355JR/J2, but other grades can be used.

Standard beam lengths include 6000mm, 6100mm, 12000mm, and 12100mm. However, many manufacturers can offer these beams in custom sizes.

HEA, HEB, and HEM beams are subject to the following standards:

Other applicable standards depending on location include:

  • STN 42 5550
  • ČSN 42 5550
  • TDP: STN 42 0135

Here’s an overview of the weight and dimensional information for each type:

HEA Beams

The lightest of the three European standard steel H-section types, here’s a summary of the weight and dimension data for HEA beams:

HEA Beam Size and Weight Chart

HEA Beam Classification Height Width Web Thickness (WT) Flange Thickness (FT) Radius H Beam Weight per Foot H Beam Weight per Meter
HEA 100 96mm 100mm 5mm 8mm 12mm 5.07 kg / 11.18 lbs 16.67 kg / 36.75 lbs
HEA 120 114mm 120mm 5mm 8mm 12mm 6.05 kg / 13.34 lbs 19.89 kg / 43.85 lbs
HEA 140 133mm 140mm 5.5mm 8.5mm 12mm 7.50 kg / 16.54 lbs 24.66 kg / 54.37 lbs
HEA 160 152mm 160mm 6mm 9mm 15mm 9.26 kg / 20.42 lbs 30.43 kg / 67.10 lbs
HEA 180 171mm 180mm 6mm 9.5mm 15mm 10.81 kg / 23.83 lbs 35.52 kg / 78.31 lbs
HEA 200 190mm 200mm 6.5mm 10mm 18mm 12.86 kg / 28.35 lbs 42.26 kg / 93.16 lbs
HEA 220 210mm 220mm 7mm 11mm 18mm 15.37 kg / 33.88 lbs 50.51 kg / 111.35 lbs
HEA 240 230mm 240mm 7.5mm 12mm 21mm 18.35 kg / 40.46 lbs 60.31 kg / 132.97 lbs
HEA 260 250mm 260mm 7.5mm 12.5mm 24mm 20.74 kg / 45.72 lbs 68.15 kg / 150.25 lbs
HEA 280 270mm 280mm 8mm 13mm 24mm 23.23 kg / 51.22 lbs 76.35 kg / 168.32 lbs
HEA 300 290mm 300mm 8.5mm 14mm 27mm 26.88 kg / 59.26 lbs 88.33 kg / 194.74 lbs
HEA 320 310mm 300mm 9mm 15.5mm 27mm 29.71 kg / 65.49 lbs 97.63 kg / 215.23 lbs
HEA 340 330mm 300mm 9.5mm 16.5mm 27mm 31.88 kg / 70.29 lbs 104.77 kg / 230.99 lbs
HEA 360 350mm 300mm 10mm 17.5mm 27mm 34.10 kg / 75.18 lbs 112.06 kg / 247.06 lbs
HEA 400 390mm 300mm 11mm 19mm 27mm 37.98 kg / 83.72 lbs 124.80 kg / 275.13 lbs
HEA 450 440mm 300mm 11.5mm 21mm 27mm 42.53 kg / 93.75 lbs 139.75 kg / 308.09 lbs
HEA 500 490mm 300mm 12mm 23mm 27mm 47.19 kg / 104.03 lbs 155.06 kg / 341.86 lbs
HEA 550 540mm 300mm 12.5mm 24mm 27mm 50.58 kg / 111.52 lbs 166.23 kg / 366.47 lbs
HEA 600 590mm 300mm 13mm 25mm 27mm 54.09 kg / 119.26 lbs 177.77 kg / 391.91 lbs
HEA 650 640mm 300mm 13.5mm 26mm 27mm 57.72 kg / 127.25 lbs 189.68 kg / 418.18 lbs
HEA 700 690mm 300mm 14.5mm 27mm 27mm 62.22 kg / 137.17 lbs 204.47 kg / 450.78 lbs
HEA 800 790mm 300mm 15mm 28mm 30mm 68.28 kg / 150.52 lbs 224.37 kg / 494.65 lbs
HEA 900 890mm 300mm 16mm 30mm 30mm 76.56 kg / 168.80 lbs 251.61 kg / 554.70 lbs
HEA 1000 990mm 300mm 16.5mm 31mm 30mm 82.85 kg / 182.66 lbs 272.27 kg / 600.25 lbs

HEB Beams

The intermediate profile in terms of European standard steel H-section types, HEB beams are typically available in the following dimensions and weights:

HEB Beam Size and Weight Chart

HEB Beam Classification Height Width Web Thickness (WT) Flange Thickness (FT) Radius H Beam Weight per Foot H Beam Weight per Meter
HEB 100 100mm 100mm 6mm 10mm 12mm 6.22 kg / 13.71 lbs 20.44 kg / 45.06 lbs
HEB 120 120mm 120mm 6.5mm 11mm 12mm 8.12 kg / 17.91 lbs 26.69 kg / 58.85 lbs
HEB 140 140mm 140mm 7mm 12mm 12mm 10.26 kg / 22.62 lbs 33.72 kg / 74.34 lbs
HEB 160 160mm 160mm 8mm 13mm 15mm 12.96 kg / 28.57 lbs 42.59 kg / 93.89 lbs
HEB 180 180mm 180mm 8.5mm 14mm 15mm 15.59 kg / 34.36 lbs 51.22 kg / 112.92 lbs
HEB 200 200mm 200mm 9mm 15mm 18mm 18.65 kg / 41.12 lbs 61.29 kg / 135.13 lbs
HEB 220 220mm 220mm 9.5mm 16mm 18mm 21.75 kg / 47.94 lbs 71.47 kg / 157.56 lbs
HEB 240 240mm 240mm 10mm 17mm 21mm 25.32 kg / 55.81 lbs 83.20 kg / 183.42 lbs
HEB 260 260mm 260mm 10mm 17.5mm 24mm 28.29 kg / 62.38 lbs 92.98 kg / 204.98 lbs
HEB 280 280mm 280mm 10.5mm 18mm 24mm 31.38 kg / 69.18 lbs 103.12 kg / 227.34 lbs
HEB 300 300mm 300mm 11mm 19mm 27mm 35.61 kg / 78.51 lbs 117.02 kg / 257.99 lbs
HEB 320 320mm 300mm 11.5mm 20.5mm 27mm 38.54 kg / 84.97 lbs 126.65 kg / 279.22 lbs
HEB 340 340mm 300mm 12mm 21.5mm 27mm 40.82 kg / 90.00 lbs 134.15 kg / 295.76 lbs
HEB 360 360mm 300mm 12.5mm 22.5mm 27mm 43.15 kg / 95.13 lbs 141.79 kg / 312.60 lbs
HEB 400 400mm 300mm 13.5mm 24mm 27mm 47.24 kg / 104.15 lbs 155.25 kg / 342.27 lbs
HEB 450 450mm 300mm 14mm 26mm 27mm 52.07 kg / 114.79 lbs 171.11 kg / 377.23 lbs
HEB 500 500mm 300mm 14.5mm 28mm 27mm 57.00 kg / 125.67 lbs 187.33 kg / 412.99 lbs
HEB 550 550mm 300mm 15mm 29mm 27mm 60.69 kg / 133.79 lbs 199.43 kg / 439.67 lbs
HEB 600 600mm 300mm 15.5mm 30mm 27mm 64.49 kg / 142.17 lbs 211.91 kg / 467.19 lbs
HEB 650 650mm 300mm 16mm 31mm 27mm 68.40 kg / 150.79 lbs 224.77 kg / 495.54 lbs
HEB 700 700mm 300mm 17mm 32mm 27mm 73.19 kg / 161.35 lbs 240.50 kg / 530.22 lbs
HEB 800 800mm 300mm 17.5mm 33mm 30mm 79.83 kg / 175.98 lbs 262.33 kg / 578.33 lbs
HEB 900 900mm 300mm 18.5mm 35mm 30mm 88.69 kg / 195.52 lbs 291.45 kg / 642.53 lbs
HEB 1000 1000mm 300mm 19mm 36mm 30mm 95.56 kg / 210.67 lbs 314.03 kg / 692.32 lbs

HEM Beams

The heaviest of the three European standard steel H-section types (due to thicker flange and web profiles as outlined above), here’s a summary of the weight and dimension data for HEM beams:

HEM Beam Size and Weight Chart

HEM Beam Classification Height Width Web Thickness (WT) Flange Thickness (FT) Radius H Beam Weight per Foot H Beam Weight per Meter
HEM 100 120mm 106mm 12mm 20mm 12mm 12.72 kg / 28.04 lbs 41.79 kg / 92.13 lbs
HEM 120 140mm 126mm 12.5mm 21mm 12mm 15.86 kg / 34.97 lbs 52.13 kg / 114.92 lbs
HEM 140 160mm 146mm 13mm 22mm 12mm 19.24 kg / 42.42 lbs 63.24 kg / 139.41 lbs
HEM 160 180mm 166mm 14mm 23mm 15mm 23.18 kg / 51.11 lbs 76.18 kg / 167.96 lbs
HEM 180 200mm 186mm 14.5mm 24mm 15mm 27.05 kg / 59.64 lbs 88.90 kg / 195.99 lbs
HEM 200 220mm 206mm 15mm 25mm 18mm 31.36 kg / 69.14 lbs 103.05 kg / 227.20 lbs
HEM 220 240mm 226mm 15.5mm 26mm 18mm 35.70 kg / 78.70 lbs 117.31 kg / 258.62 lbs
HEM 240 270mm 248mm 18mm 32mm 21mm 47.68 kg / 105.11 lbs 156.67 kg / 345.41 lbs
HEM 260 290mm 268mm 18mm 32.5mm 24mm 52.47 kg / 115.67 lbs 172.42 kg / 380.12 lbs
HEM 280 310mm 288mm 18.5mm 33mm 24mm 57.37 kg / 126.48 lbs 188.53 kg / 415.63 lbs
HEM 300 340mm 310mm 21mm 39mm 27mm 72.40 kg / 159.61 lbs 237.91 kg / 524.51 lbs
HEM 320 359mm 309mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 74.54 kg / 163.33 lbs 244.96 kg / 540.03 lbs
HEM 340 377mm 309mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 75.44 kg / 166.32 lbs 247.92 kg / 546.57 lbs
HEM 360 395mm 308mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 76.15 kg / 167.89 lbs 250.26 kg / 551.73 lbs
HEM 400 432mm 307mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 77.82 kg / 171.56 lbs 255.73 kg / 563.79 lbs
HEM 450 478mm 307mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 80.13 kg / 176.65 lbs 263.32 kg / 580.51 lbs
HEM 500 524mm 306mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 82.24 kg / 181.32 lbs 270.27 kg / 595.85 lbs
HEM 550 572mm 306mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 84.65 kg / 186.62 lbs 278.18 kg / 613.29 lbs
HEM 600 620mm 305mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 86.87 kg / 191.51 lbs 285.47 kg / 629.35 lbs
HEM 650 668mm 305mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 89.28 kg / 196.82 lbs 293.38 kg / 646.80 lbs
HEM 700 716mm 304mm 21mm 40mm 27mm 91.49 kg / 201.71 lbs 300.67 kg / 662.86 lbs
HEM 800 814mm 303mm 21mm 40mm 30mm 96.57 kg / 212.90 lbs 317.35 kg / 699.63 lbs
HEM 900 910mm 302mm 21mm 40mm 30mm 101.19 kg / 223.09 lbs 332.54 kg / 733.13 lbs
HEM 1000 1008mm 302mm 21mm 40mm 30mm 106.11 kg / 233.93 lbs 348.70 kg / 768.75 lbs

Other Types of H Beam

Other classifications of H Beam are available, with hot-rolled H Beams being available in the following sizes and weights:

Narrow Flange H Beams

Narrow Flange H Beam Size and Weight Chart

H Beam Classification Height Width Web Thickness (WT) Flange Thickness (FT) Radius H Beam Weight per Foot H Beam Weight per Meter
200×100 200mm 100mm 5.5mm 8mm 8mm 6.37 kg / 14.04 lbs 20.94 kg / 46.15 lbs
250×125 250mm 125mm 6mm 9mm 8mm 8.83 kg / 19.47 lbs 29.02 kg / 63.98 lbs
300×150 300mm 150mm 6.5mm 9mm 13mm 11.17 kg / 24.64 lbs 36.72 kg / 80.96 lbs
350×175 350mm 175mm 7mm 11mm 13mm 15.03 kg / 33.13 lbs 49.38 kg / 108.87 lbs
400×200 400mm 200mm 8mm 13mm 13mm 19.92 kg / 43.91 lbs 65.45 kg / 144.28 lbs
450×200 450mm 200mm 9mm 14mm 13mm 22.80 kg / 50.26 lbs 74.91 kg / 165.15 lbs
500×200 500mm 200mm 10mm 16mm 13mm 26.81 kg / 59.11 lbs 88.12 kg / 194.26 lbs
600×200 600mm 200mm 11mm 17mm 13mm 31.46 kg / 69.36 lbs 103.39 kg / 227.94 lbs

Medium Flange H Beams

Medium Flange H Beam Size and Weight Chart

H Beam Classification Height Width Web Thickness (WT) Flange Thickness (FT) Radius H Beam Weight per Foot H Beam Weight per Meter
200×150 194mm 150mm 6mm 9mm 8mm 9.10 kg / 20.07 lbs 29.92 kg / 65.95 lbs
250×175 244mm 175mm 7mm 11mm 13mm 13.26 kg / 29.22 lbs 43.56 kg / 96.03 lbs
300×200 294mm 200mm 8mm 12mm 13mm 16.97 kg / 37.42 lbs 55.77 kg / 122.96 lbs
350×250 340mm 250mm 9mm 14mm 13mm 23.78 kg / 52.42 lbs 78.13 kg / 172.25 lbs
400×300 390mm 300mm 10mm 16mm 13mm 31.83 kg / 70.17 lbs 104.60 kg / 230.61 lbs
450×300 440mm 300mm 11mm 18mm 13mm 36.76 kg / 81.04 lbs 120.80 kg / 266.33 lbs
500×300 488mm 300mm 11mm 18mm 13mm 38.02 kg / 83.82 lbs 124.95 kg / 275.46 lbs
600×300 588mm 300mm 12mm 20mm 13mm 44.72 kg / 98.59 lbs 146.96 kg / 323.99 lbs
700×300 700mm 300mm 13mm 24mm 18mm 55.31 kg / 121.94 lbs 181.76 kg / 400.71 lbs
800×300 800mm 300mm 14mm 26mm 18mm 62.94 kg / 138.77 lbs 206.85 kg / 456.02 lbs
900×300 900mm 300mm 16mm 28mm 18mm 73.05 kg / 161.05 lbs 240.07 kg / 529.26 lbs

Wide Flange H Beams

Wide Flange H Beam Size and Weight Chart

H Beam Classification Height Width Web Thickness (WT) Flange Thickness (FT) Radius H Beam Weight per Foot H Beam Weight per Meter
100×100 100mm 100mm 6mm 8mm 8mm 5.16 kg / 11.37 lbs 16.95 kg / 37.36 lbs
125×125 125mm 125mm 6.5mm 9mm 8mm 7.17 kg / 15.80 lbs 23.55 kg / 51.93 lbs
150×150 150mm 150mm 7mm 10mm 8mm 9.47 kg / 20.88 lbs 31.12 kg / 68.62 lbs
175×175 175mm 175mm 7.5mm 11mm 13mm 12.28 kg / 27.08 lbs 40.37 kg / 89.00 lbs
200×200 200mm 200mm 8mm 12mm 13mm 15.18 kg / 33.46 lbs 49.87 kg / 109.95 lbs
250×250 250mm 250mm 9mm 14mm 13mm 21.84 kg / 48.15 lbs 71.77 kg / 158.23 lbs
300×300 300mm 300mm 10mm 15mm 13mm 28.29 kg / 62.38 lbs 92.98 kg / 204.99 lbs
350×350 350mm 350mm 12mm 19mm 13mm 41.06 kg / 90.52 lbs 134.93 kg / 297.48 lbs
400×400 400mm 400mm 13mm 21mm 22mm 52.24 kg / 115.17 lbs 171.67 kg / 378.48 lbs

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