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What size I beam is needed to span 40 and be able to handle

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what size I beam is needed to span 40 and be able to handle a load of 2000# ? To be used as a mono rail ... Ray
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Customer: what size ibeam is needed to span 40' and be able to handle a load of 2000# ? to be used as a mono rail ...Ray
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Customer: it will be supported on each end by 6x6 tube colums ...
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
I'll be happy to assist you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Can you provide laters bracing for the beam song the length?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
there will be horizontal bracing on top flange of beam to adjacent trusses
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
is any body going to answer this ????????
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No one has answers the initial ?????
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for that information. I apologize for the delay, I didn't get a notice that you had responded
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
You can plan for a W14x34 beam ASTM A992 Gr. 50 beam as long as the top flange bracing is provided at a maximum of 10' on center
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
what would you recommend if I use a 18" S Beam seeing that me trollies are set up for that ???? I am planning on more than 10' centers on horizontal bracing ... I have over 30 years of Iron Working experience :)
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.

S18x54.7 is the lightest S beam that is 18". That works, but it's heavier than necessary.

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