# CorTen

• posted on November 12, 2011, 12:10 am
Anyone know what a square foot of that weighs? The same stuff used in ocean going containers.
Steve
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• posted on November 12, 2011, 1:35 am

A square foot? Indeterminate. It's steel - figure 500#/CF. Take it from there with the gauge/thickness.
R
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• posted on November 12, 2011, 2:26 pm
On 11/11/2011 8:35 PM, RicodJour wrote:

Easy. Square foot weighs nothing. You need that third dimension ;)
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• posted on November 12, 2011, 4:16 am

As Rico posted, CorTen is steel (high manganese / "weathering" steel).
The number he gave, 500 lbs per cubic foot is a good one to remember.
What are you trying to figure out?
Here is a spec that describes (rather cryptically) the construction of one type of ocean containers. http://www.steinecker-container.de/container/Container2/Spez-Container/Spez_high%20cube20.pdf
Roof material: 2mm. >>>>> 3.7 lbs per sq ft (corrugated shape not considered) Side walls: 1.6mm >>>>> 2.9 lbs per sq ft (corrugated shape not considered)
HTH
cheers Bob
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• posted on November 12, 2011, 11:06 am
DD_BobK wrote:

http://www.steinecker-container.de/container/Container2/Spez-Container/Spez_high%20cube20.pdf
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL DRY CARGO CONTAINER 20' x 8' x 9'6" High Cube
Cube? And that's just on the first page!
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• posted on November 13, 2011, 4:08 pm