Post-tensioning strands

post-tensioning strands
Achieve a 100-year design life Bekaert’s uncoated or galvanized post-tensioning strands. These steel seven wire strands are the ideal component for large post-tensioned concrete structures such as bridges, parking structures and high-rise buildings. Bekaert post-tensioning strands are produced in compliance with ASTM, PTI and FIB standards. 

Superior corrosion resistance

Corrosion is one of the major cause of failure in post-tensioned structures. Galvanized post-tensioning strands by Bekaert combine excellent mechanical properties with advanced corrosion protection:

► Chloride Tolerance
The chloride tolerance of galvanized reinforcement is >10x higher than black steel delaying the onset of steel corrosion significantly.

► Carbonation Tolerance
The pH around black steel can drop to <11.5 su causing it to depassivate. Galvanized coatings can maintain passivation, by keeping the pH down to 8 su.

Developing your business together

As a global leader in wire transformation and coating technologies, Bekaert has the ability to collaborate with clients and end users to develop unique solutions for innovative post tensioning technologies. We have experience in working with owners, design engineers, and construction contractors to reduce cost, increase safety, manage environmental impact, and extend the overall life cycle of your structure through product innovation.

Choose your options

Bekaert offers uncoated or class A galvanized strands with breaking loads up to 41,300 pounds. The strands are delivered on coils with Cal-Wrap rust-free wrapping. Other packaging options are available on request. 
 

Advantages

  • Superior corrosion resistance
  • High fatigue strength
  • ASTM, PTI & FIB compliant
  • Reliable, just-in-time delivery

Applications

Precast elements
Concrete floor decks
Concrete bridges

Features

Coating Zinc
Number of Wires 2 - 5, 6-12
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