Boiler Plate Steel

Boiler Plate Steel

The warehouse at Brown McFarlane’s Stoke-on-Trent headquarters in the U.K. carries one of the largest stocks of boiler plate steel in available in Europe. There are also stocks available at other Brown McFarlane facilities in Antwerp (Belgium), Dubai (U.A.E.), and Singapore.

As its name suggests, this type of steel plate is often used in the manufacture of boilers and vessels for low pressure applications. The technical specifications available from Brown McFarlane’s stock include:

ASME SA516 Gr. 60  ASTM A516 Gr. 60  ASME SA516 Gr. 65 
ASTM A516 Gr. 65  EN 10028-2 P265GH
EN 10028-3 P275NH 
BS 1501 161 430A  BS 1501 161 430B  EN 10207 P265S 

We believe that we are experts in boiler plate so why not put us to the test and contact us with your technical questions or buying enquiries?

Boiler Plate or Pressure Vessel Plate?

At Brown McFarlane we make a distinction between boiler plates and pressure vessel plates. Some other steel plate companies class everything as pressure vessel plate: there is no right and wrong about this.

The most important thing to know as a potential customer of Brown McFarlane is that we stock, process, and distribute all of the popular grades of Boiler and Pressure Vessel specifications like ASTM A516, ASME SA516, EN 10028-3, and BS 1501. You may call the steel whatever you want and leave us to worry about matching our stocks to your requirements.

About our Boiler Plate Steel

As well as being available from stock all steel plate can be cut to size and shape according to your fabrication and design requirements and all work is governed by our independently accredited and regularly audited quality systems to ISO 9001.

Our plates are sourced from the highest quality steel manufacturers in the world and, like all our suppliers, these manufacturers have been vetted and assessed by our procurement team. This not only means that the quality of our stock is assured but also that our extensive supply partnerships offer the opportunity for us to supply non-stock items or non-standard sizes directly from the steel mill to our customers. Using this form of supply it is often possible to deliver much faster than “standard” mill lead times.

All of our plates and plate products can be delivered to customers anywhere in the world using the services of our own in-house logistics staff.

Boiler Plate Steel Stock Size Range

Thickness:           From 3 mm to 200 mm

Width:                  2,000 mm, 2,500 mm, 3,000 mm, 3,450 mm, 3,500 mm, 4,000 mm

Length:                 Up to 20,000 mm

For more details of our range and for a list all available sizes download our brochure


Brochure Downloads

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Steel Plate pdf

The largest stock in the UK with plate up to 4m wide and 20m long from 3mm to 200mm thick. 

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Additional Services

Plate Cutting

Plate Processing

Additional Information

Boiler & Pressure Vessel - Comparison & Equivalents

Flatness Tolerances for Plates to BS EN10029

Plate Weighting for plates to Class C tolerances (EN10029)

Tolerances on Thickness to BS EN10029