The structural channel, also known as a C-channel or Parallel Flange Channel (PFC), is a type of (usually structural steel) beam, used primarily in building construction and civil engineering. Its cross section consists of a wide “web”, usually but not always oriented vertically, and two “flanges” at the top and bottom of the web, only sticking out on one side of the web.
Types of Channels:
Application: construction/welding /green house or water system
Channels or C-beams are often used where the flat, back side of the web can be mounted to another flat surface for maximum contact area. They are also sometimes welded together back-to-back to form a non-standard I-beam.