The Indian Standard Medium Channel (ISMC) is a weight chart that provides guidance on the appropriate weight for an individual of average height and frame. The ISMC is based on research conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The ICMR recommends that adults should maintain a body mass index (BMI) of between 18.5 and 25.0 kg/m2. The ISMC can help individuals assess whether they are of average weight, overweight, or obese. It is important to note that the ISMC is not intended to be used as a diagnostic tool; rather, it is meant to serve as a general guide.

What is ISMC Weight Chart?

The Indian Standard Medium Channel (ISMC) Weight Chart is a tool used by Indian steel manufacturers to determine the weight of various steel products. The weight chart is based on the dimensions of the steel product and is used to calculate the final weight of the product. A weight chart is an important tool for Indian steel manufacturers, as it allows them to control the quality and accuracy of their products.

Why is weight so important?

Weight is important for many reasons. It is a measure of how much force is required to move an object, and it is also a measure of the amount of matter in an object. Weight is a key factor in determining the strength of materials and structures. It is also used to calculate the gravitational force between objects.

What are the steps in the process of weighing?

The process of weighing is simple. First, the object to be weighed is placed on the scale. Second, the pointer on the scale is set to zero. Third, the object is weighed by reading the pointer on the scale. The steps in the process of weighing are: 1) Place the object on a scale 2) Set pointer to zero 3) Read pointer on a scale.

How to use the ISMC weight chart

If you’re looking to get an accurate estimate of the weight of steel beams or other metal members, you’ll need to use the Indian Standard Medium Channel (ISMC) weight chart. This helpful tool will give you a precise way to calculate the weight of various ISMC shapes, so you can make sure your project doesn’t exceed its load-bearing capacity. Here’s how to use the ISMC weight chart:

1. First, identify the ISMC shape that you’ll be using for your project. The weight chart lists nine different shapes, each with its own unique dimensions.

2. Next, find the dimensions of your chosen ISMC shape on the chart. The width is listed first, followed by the height and then the thickness.

3. Once you have all three dimensions, multiply them together to get the volume of the ISMC shape.

4. Finally, look up the density of steel on a separate chart or online calculator. This will give you the weight of your ISMC shape in pounds or kilograms.

Angle/Channel/Beam sections Indian Standards

ISMB: Indian Standard Medium Weight Beam

ISMC – Indian Standard Medium Weight Channel

ISJB: Indian Standard Junior Beams

ISLB: Indian Standard Light Weight Beams

ISWB: Indian Standard Wide Flange Beams

In Australia, the Universal Beams (UB) and Columns are well-known brand names (UC).

Ms Channel Weight in Kg

Indian StandardSizesWeight in Kg Per FootWeight in Kg per Meter
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA75 * 40 * 4.82.1767.14
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA100 * 50 * 52.9149.56
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA125 * 65 * 5.33.99313.10
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA150 * 75 * 5.75.12116.80
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA175 * 75 * 65.97519.60
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA200 * 75 * 6.26.79822.30
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA250 * 82 * 910.42634.2
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA300 * 90 * 7.811.06736.3
ISMC/ ISMB/ ISA400 * 100 * 8.815.27450.1

JINDAL makes Weight Channel Chart

Depth (mm) * Flange (mm) * Sectional Weight (kg/m)
ISMC 250 * 80 * 30.6ISMC 300 * 90 * 36.3
ISMC 250 * 82 * 34.2ISMC 300 * 92 * 41.5
ISMC 250 * 83 * 38.1ISMC 300 * 93 * 46.2
ISMC 250 * 83 * 38.1ISMC 400 * 100 * 50.1

SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited)

Structural steel section sizes and weight of beams/joists, channels, and angles

Structural SectionsDimensionsWeightLength
ChannelBhilai Steel Plant
75 * 40 * 4.87.1410 to 12
100 * 50 * 59.56 
 125 * 65 * 5.313.110 to 11.5
125 * 66 * 613.7for all dimensions
150 * 75 * 5.716.8 
150 * 76 * 6.517.7 
175 * 75 * 619.6 
200 * 75 * 6.222.3 
200 * 76 * 7.524.3 
 250 * 82 * 934.210 to 12
300 * 90 * 7.836.3for all dimensions
400 * 100 * 8.850.1 


Steel Channel Weight Per Kg

Side(mm) * Side(mm) * Thickness range (mm)Section Weight (Kg/m)
MC *40 * 32 * 54.82
MC 75 * 40 * 4.87.14
MC 100 * 50 * 59.56
MC 125 * 65 * 5.313.1
MC 150 * 75 * 5.716.8

Manufacturing Grades:

Steel Channel  IS :808 – 1989 / IS :3954 – 1981
Tolerance as per:- 
Steel Channel  IS :1852 – 1985 / IS :3954 – 1981
Grades as per:- 
Steel Channel  IS :2062 :E250 A – 2006


ISMC Weight Chart Per Meter and Kg

TypeWeight per meter (kg)Depth of Section(mm)Sectional area(cm²)Thickness of Flange(mm)Width of Flange(mm)Thickness of web(mm)
ISMC 75  6.8  75  8.677.3404.4
ISMC 100  9.210011.707.5504.7
ISMC 12512.712516.198.1655.0
ISMC 15016.415020.889.0755.4
ISMC 17519.117524.3810.2755.7
ISMC 20022.120028.2111.4756.1
ISMC 22525.922533.0112.4806.4
ISMC 25030.425038.6714.1807.1
ISMC 30038.830045.6413.6907.6
ISMC 35042.135053.6613.51008.1
ISMC 40049.440062.9315.31008.6

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How do you determine the weight of a channel made of mild steel?

Mild steel channels, which are U-shaped steel constructions, can be described by their dimensions and wall thickness. The two parts of mild steel channels are the web at the top and the bottom flange. The horizontal portion at the bottom is called the flange, while the vertical portion at the top is called the web.

Its sides don’t all have the same measurements. For instance, a Mild Steel channel has sides that are 50 mm wide and 100 mm wide, and it is 5 mm thick.

MS channel size

We are aware that the MS channel is composed of a flange and a web and is available in sizes ranging from 75404.8 mm to 4001008.8 mm.

The weight of the MS channel is measured in kilograms per meter or kilograms per foot. Greater dimensions will obviously have heavier weighted values than smaller dimensions.

For instance, an MS channel has dimensions of 100x50x5.

Mild Steel Channel Unit Weight

Volume is calculated by multiplying web height by flange width by thickness, and steel has a density of 7850 Kg/m3. The unit weight of the MS channel is determined using this method.

Mild Steel Channel Weight in kg per Meter

MS Web Volume

MS Channel Size = 100×50×5 mm

Web Depth = 100 mm =0.1m

Web Thickness = 5 mm=0.005 m

Web Length = 1 m

Volume = l×b×h

Volume = 0.1×0.005×1 m3

Web Volume = 0.0005 m3

  • Two flange Volume

MS Channel Size = 100×50×5 mm

Flange Width = 50_5 mm =45mm=0.045 m

Flange Thickness = 5 mm=0.005 m

Flange Length = 1 m

Volume = l×b×h

Volume = 0.045×0.005×1 m3

Flange Volume = 0.000225 m3

Two Flange Volume = 0.000225×2 m3

Two Flange Volume of = 0.000450 m3

MS channel Total volume

Total volume = volume of flange+ volume of web

Total volume = 0.000450 +0.0005 m3

Total volume =0.000950m3

4) Weight of MS channel

Weight = volume× density

Volume = 0.000950 m3

Density of steel = 7850 kg/m3

Weight = 0.000950m3×7850 kg/m3

Weight of MS channel = 7.45 kg/m

Ans: MS channel unit weight will be 7.45 kg

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