Strut Services Group, Inc.

Unistrut Alabama

P4101

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P4101 – 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″, 14 Gage, Back-to-Back, Solid

Unistrut’s P4101 (back-to-back solid) channel is our 14 gauge channel that is commonly used for trapeze supports, seismic bracing, ceiling grids, pipe, conduit, duct and cable tray supports, racks, and other general framing.

A 14 gage product is appealing to users who feel the 12 gauge alternatives provide an excess loading capacities than what is required from the design. It is also UL listed and CSA listed for use as a strut-type channel raceway.

Product dimensions are 1 5/8″ wide x 1 5/8″ tall x 14 ga. thick, solid. Punched holes are also available for ease of installation.

Our P4101 is available in the following finishes: Pre-Galvanized (PG), Unistrut Defender (DF), Hot-Dip Galvanized (HG), Plain (PL), Green (GR), Zinc Dichromate (ZD), Stainless Steel (SS or ST) and Aluminum (EA).

 

Part No. Length (ft) Finish Product Weight / Ft (lbs/ft)
P4101 20 PG 1.97
P4101 10 PG 1.97
P4101 10 HG 2.056
P4101 20 HG 2.056
P4101 20 GR 1.97
P4101 10 GR 1.97
P4101 10 PL 1.97
P4101 20 PL 1.97
P4101 10 ZD 1.97
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Beam Loading – P4101
Beam Loading – P4101

Span

(in)


Max Allow. Uniform Load

(lbs)


Deflection at Uniform Load

(in)


Uniform Loading
at Deflection

Lateral Bracing Reduction Factor

Span/180

(lbs)


Span/240

(lbs)


Span/360

(lbs)

24 * 1,090 0.06 * 1,090 * 1,090 * 1,090 1.00
36 800 0.14 800 800 570 1.00
48 600 0.25 600 480 320 1.00
60 480 0.39 410 310 200 0.96
72 400 0.57 280 210 140 0.92
84 340 0.76 210 160 100 0.89
96 300 1.00 160 120 80 0.85
108 270 1.29 130 90 60 0.81
120 240 1.57 100 80 50 0.78
144 200 2.26 70 50 40 0.71
168 170 3.05 50 40 30 0.64
192 150 4.02 40 NR NR 0.57
216 130 4.96 NR NR NR 0.50
240 120 6.28 NR NR NR 0.45
Note NR – Not Recommended
Note *Load limited by weld shear
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Column Loading – P4101
Column Loading – P4101

Unbraced

Height

(in)


Allowable Load at Slot Face

(lbs)

Max Column Load
Applied at C.G.
K=0.65 (lbs) K=0.80 (lbs) K=1.0 (lbs) K=1.2 (lbs)
24 3,240 12,370 11,950 11,370 10,540
36 3,120 11,470 10,540 9,160 7,720
48 2,940 10,090 8,680 6,770 4,980
60 2,680 8,560 6,770 4,590 3,190
72 2,310 7,010 4,980 3,190 2,220
84 1,950 5,530 3,660 2,340 KL/r>200
96 1,650 4,250 2,800 KL/r>200 KL/r>200
108 1,410 3,360 2,220 KL/r>200 KL/r>200
Elements of Section – P4101
Area of Section 0.579 in2 (3.7 cm2)
Axis 1-1 Axix 2-2
Moment of Inertia (I) 0.117 in4 (4.9 cm4) 0.214 in4 (8.9 cm4)
Section Modulus (S) 0.143 in3 (2.3 cm3) 0.264 in3 (4.3 cm3)
Radius of Gyration (r) 0.449 in (1.1 cm) 0.608 in (1.5 cm)
Standard Lengths:
  • 10 feet: 10′ or 10’ 1/8” (3.05m) ± 1/8″ (3 mm)
  • 20 feet: 20′ or 20’ 3/8” (6.11m) ± 1/8″ (3 mm)
Special Lengths:
  • Available with a tolerance of ±1/8″ (3 mm). Request quote.
Curved Channel:
  • Many Unistrut channel sections can be supplied with a curve. Contact us for our ordering form, specifications, and instructions.
Load Data:
  • All beam and column load data pertains to carbon steel and stainless steel channels.
  • Load tables apply only to UNISTRUT brand channel. Look for “UNISTRUT” on the product.
  • Load tables and charts are constructed to be in accordance with the SPECIFICATION FOR THE DESIGN OF COLD-FORMED STEEL STRUCTURAL MEMBERS 2007 EDITION published by the AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE USING ASD METHOD.
  • Loads are based on 33 ksi steel cold formed to 42 ksi.
  • Safety Factor to Yield Strength is 1.67 for Beam Loads and 1.80 for Column Loads.
  • Beam loads are based on a simple beam and are given as a total uniform load (W) in pounds. For proper calculation procedures, refer to our Beam Load Calculation Guide.
  • For bearing loads, reference our bearing loads page.
Welds:
  • Welded channels are spot welded 2″ (51 mm) or 3″ (76 mm) on-center.

Materials & Finishes – Standard:

  • Pregalvanized (PG):  Conforms to ASTM A653 SS GR 33, G90.
  • Unistrut Defender (DF):  Conforms to ASTM A1046 SS GR 33
  • Hot Dip Galvanized (HG):  Steel conforms to ASTM A1011 SS GR 33, Finish conforms to ASTM A123
  • Perma-Green (GR):  Steel conforms to ASTM A1011 SS GR 33, E-Coat finish
  • Perma-Gold (ZD):  Steel conforms to ASTM A1011 SS GR 33, Finish conforms to ASTM B633, Type II SC3
  • Plain (PL):  Conforms to ASTM A1011 SS GR 33

Materials & Finishes – Special Metals:

  • Stainless Steel, Type 304 (SS):  ASTM A240, Type 304 *
  • Stainless Steel, Type 316 (ST):  ASTM A240, Type 316 *
  • Aluminum (EA):  ASTM B221, Type 6063-T6 (Extruded) *

* These materials have different physical properties and performance characteristics. Please contact us for design support.

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