Surplus Steel

Steel can be purchased as new, used or surplus steel. Each type of steel has its pros and cons. However, buyers should be able to find the products they need for their projects no matter which type of steel they choose.

What Is Surplus Steel?

Surplus steel is the most cost-effective type of steel of the three options listed above. Surplus steel can derive from a variety of situations. A surplus of steel often comes from 1) completed construction jobs with leftover steel materials, 2) businesses that miscalculated their steel needs, and 3) companies that are on the process of closing or relocating, and thus need to get rid of their excess steel inventory.

Buying and selling steel to the exact measurements and quantity can be challenging because it is difficult to measure the perfect quantity of steel products necessary for a particular job or project. There are three units of measurements used when ordering and receiving steel products and materials. In the US, the standard rate of measurement for steel products is “pounds.” The method for pricing steel products is based on dollars per “hundredweight.” This can be written as $/cwt or $/100 pounds. With this said, ordering steel is often calculated using “tons.” An understanding of each of these measurements and how they relate to one another is essential when working with the steel industry.

Many people do not know what to do with the unused steel when there is a surplus of steel remaining after a project is complete. They eventually throw away their collection of excess steel materials and products, or they let their unused inventory sit in storage for years. Holding onto a surplus of steel can become an unwanted financial strain, especially when storage rental, security, and maintenance costs are involved. Furthermore, improper storage techniques can damage the surplus steel, deeming the stock unusable.

Surplus steel is not just comprised of steel materials. Often times, businesses have leftover steel accessories or steel pipe fittings. Therefore, buyers of surplus steel have a variety of options to choose from to fulfill all of their project needs – at much lower prices.

Surplus Steel

Why Sell Your Surplus Steel on

Bryzos is about to change the way people treat their surplus of steel. We are offering a system where sellers can list their surplus of steel and buyers can negotiate the pricing of the steel materials they need to complete their projects. Our mutually beneficial system allows sellers to not only get rid of unused inventory but also recover some of the costs associated with their unused materials and prevent further financial loss. Additionally, it enables buyers to acquire high-quality steel materials at discounted prices.  

The Bryzos system is ideal for many people because most buyers of surplus steel are purchasing materials for smaller projects in order to get to the exact measurements. It is natural for buyers to initially think surplus steel is old, dirty, and degraded; however, that is typically not the case. Surplus steel is often steel that was purchased new but simply not needed. Most buyers will cut the steel down to get to exact measurements, based on their specific needs.

How to Use Surplus Steel

Purchasing new steel from manufacturers for all projects can add up, potentially making some projects very expensive. Likewise, storing excess steel materials can also become costly. Rather than leaving a surplus of steel to waste away in storage, surplus steel can be resold and used for a variety of applications.

For one, a surplus of black steel pipe is most commonly used for light structural applications, such as fencing, bollards and hand railings. Another common use for surplus steel is for setting a foundation for larger projects. Piping, for example, is a foundation application in which surplus steel is ideal. A surplus of steel can also be used for piping in structures that are built over water, such as a river or ocean canal. One final example of surplus steel application is to provide a stronger base for more support and strength on a project or piece.

Surplus steel is as safe, high quality and durable as new steel. Therefore, surplus steel can be reused in a new location or project without compromising the quality of the project.

What to Consider When Buying Surplus Steel

Buying surplus steel not only prevents perfectly good steel from going to waste, it also slows the manufacturing process of new steel. Manufacturing new steel requires the mining of ore deposits, the processing of the ore and the manufacturing of finished steel. These processes require a significant amount of energy, which can can be harsh on the environment. Therefore, choosing to purchase surplus steel is not just economical, it is more environmentally friendly.

There are a couple of things to consider when buying surplus steel. For instance, some inventory of surplus steel experience corrosion when stored for extended periods of times or under poor conditions. Most of the time the corrosion is treatable. Minor flaws are outweighed by the practicality, quality and cost-saving benefits of incorporating surplus steel products into a given project. On the bright side, sometimes the age of the steel can give it a different look, which may better fit certain venues. Another consideration when using surplus steel is that older steel materials may be offered under varying specifications and design options. Buyers must pay attention to product details to ensure their purchases will serve their needs. Of course, it is also important to check with any local or state laws when using surplus steel, as state regulations regarding steel applications vary from state to state.

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Bryzos is here to help with the purchase and sale of all steel, including surplus steel goods and accessories. There is no reason to sit on excess steel for too long, as it loses value as it ages. Check out today and learn how easy it is to list your surplus steel materials and find buyers who are in need of your steel parts and products.