Material Specification – Steel Lintels

Keystone steel Lintels are available in three material types, each with distinct features that can be utilised dependent on your project.

Galvanised Steel

Keystone lintels are manufactured from high quality grade pre-galvanised mild steel to BS EN 10346:2009 DX51D plus Z600 or grade Z275 to BS EN10025-2:2004 with minimised spangle finish and a minimum yield stress of 250N/mm². In accordance with BS5977: part 2, 1983 (BS EN 845-2:2003) all cut edges are treated with a corrosion resistant paint.

Stainless Steel

Keystone lintels use stainless steel grade 304 2b to BS EN 10088 – Part 2 Astm 240 (European Grade 1.4307). Keystone’s full range of standard and special lintels is available in stainless steel. (For more information on stainless steel see tab Stainless Steel)

Glass Reinforced Plastic

Keystone’s Hi-Therm lintel range is manufactured from Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) for the outer leaf and Galvanised steel for the inner leaf. The GRP used is a pultruded fibre reinforced polymer made from polyester resin, fillers and continuous reinforcement consisting of continuous glass fibre strand roving and glass fibre mat, protected by a surface veil.

Polystyrene Insulation

Keystone’s lintels are insulated with expanded polystyrene and conforms to BS 13163: 2008. The polystyrene expansion process involves an air and pentane mixture.The release of pentane into the atmosphere causes no Ozone Depletion or Global Warming therefore our insulation has an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of ZERO.

The expanded polystyrene (EPS) incorporated into our pre-insulated lintels does not use, contain or produce formaldehyde, CFC’s or indeed any so called CFC’s (i.e. HCFC and HFA’S). The insulation used in Keystone lintels conforms to the Montreal Protocol.

The thermal conductivity of expanded polystyrene is 0.03 W/mK.

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