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TECHNICAL

SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS

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pacificsteel.co.nz

Pacific Steel Group brings certain strength, from high-rise, to highway,


to high-country with quality steel products. We are New Zealands
only manufacturer of reinforcing bar and coil products, wire rod,
and galvanised wire. Our products are designed to be resilient in
the toughest local conditions from the sharp shock of earthquake
to the slow corrosion of salt-laden air.

Steel
- Introduction To Steel

WIRE
2

Reinforcing Steel
Straight Bar
- Grade 300E
- Grade 500E MA
- Reidbar 500E MA
- Grade 500E QT

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4
5
6

Coil
- Grade 300E
- Grade 500E MA

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8

Plain Carbon Steel


Rod
- 1006
- 1008
- 1012
- 1015

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10
11
12

- Introduction To Wire

13

Reinforcing Wire
- Plain
- Indented
- Ribbed

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15
15

BCW Wire
- Bright
- Cleaned

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17

Zinc/Aluminium Coated
Manufacturing Wire
- High Tensile
- Medium Tensile
- Low Tensile

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18

Fencing Wire
- Plain
- High Tensile (25kg coil)
- Low Tensile or Soft
- High Tensile (39kg coil)
Speciality Wire
- Armouring
- Strand

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Technical Specifications

TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCTS TO
ENDURE FOR
GENERATIONS

STEEL

Steel gives tensile strength to concrete and masonry structures, and


provides seismic performance. Our high quality steel, manufactured
in New Zealand from recycled scrap, is produced with minimal
adverse environmental effects, winning it Environmental Choice
labelling certification.
Reinforcing Steel

Plain Carbon Steel

Pacific Steels Seismic brand range of


reinforcing steel products is manufactured to meet
the demanding technical standards set by
New Zealands building codes. Our reinforcing steel
undergoes rigorous testing to ensure compliance
with the AS/NZS Standard. Test certificates,
providing details on mechanical and chemical
composition, are available on request for every
batch of steel that leaves our premises.

Our low tensile, plain carbon steel rod is created


in a range of grades. This standard industrial
quality low carbon steel is manufactured for cold
drawing or rolling into reinforcing wires, and
general industrial forming wires. All four grades
are suitable for continuous hot-dip galvanising.

Pacific Steel Group

REINFORCING STEEL
STRAIGHT BAR
Grade 300E
Lower tensile, higher ductility plain carbon
steel for the reinforcing of concrete available
as plain and deformed bars. This steel meets
the demanding requirements of the seismic
structural design methods employed in
New Zealand by meeting the requirements of
the reinforcing steel Standard AS/NZS 4671.

Grade 300 steel is readily: weldable (refer


AS/NZS 1554.3), identifiable by registered bar
marks (excluding plain), hot or cold bent (for
procedures refer to NZS 3109), threaded and
galvanised. Test Certificates are available for
every production batch of this product from
Pacific Steel.

Chemical Analysis
Element

CE

Max %

0.22

0.050

0.050

0.43

Where CE =
C + Mn + Cr + Mo + V + Ni + Cu

6
5
15

All figures are weight percentage values

Specified Physical Properties


Yield Stress
(MPa)

Tensile Ratio
(MPa)

Uniform Elongation
at Maximum Load (%)

300 - 380

1.15 - 1.50

min 15%

Yield, ratio and elongation limits are characteristic values

Mass Tolerance
Specific Mass Tolerance for all bar diameters = nominal mass per metre

4.5%

Normally Available Packages


Pack

300E - Plain

300E - Deformed

50-bar pack

10 - 16mm

2-tonne bundle

6 - 25mm

10 - 32mm

Bar Lengths
Bar Diameter

Lengths Available

6 & 8mm

6m only

10mm

6 - 9m (in 1m increments)

12mm

6 - 12m (in 1m increments)

16 - 32mm

6 - 18m (in 1m increments)

Grade 300E Reinforcing Steel Straight Bar

Technical Specifications

REINFORCING STEEL
STRAIGHT BAR
Grade 500E MA (MICRO-ALLOY)
High tensile, high ductility plain carbon steel for
the reinforcing of concrete available as plain and
deformed bars. This steel meets the demanding
requirements of the seismic structural design
methods employed in New Zealand as required
by the reinforcing steel Standard AS/NZS 4671.
This reinforcing derives its superior strength
and ductility by micro-alloying the steel with

small vanadium additions. Grade 500E MA


steel is readily: weldable (refer AS/NZS 1554.3),
identifiable by registered bar marks and hot
or cold bent (for procedures refer to NZS 3109),
threaded and galvanised. Test Certificates
are available for every production batch of this
product from Pacific Steel.

Chemical Analysis
Element

CE

Where CE =

Max %

0.22

0.050

0.050

0.49

C + Mn + Cr + Mo + V + Ni + Cu

6
5
15

All figures are weight percentage values

Specified Physical Properties


Yield Stress
(MPa)

Tensile Ratio
(MPa)

Uniform Elongation
at Maximum Load (%)

500 - 600

1.15 - 1.40

min 10%

Yield, ratio and elongation limits are characteristic values

Mass Tolerance
Specific Mass Tolerance for all bar diameters = nominal mass per metre

4.5%

Normally Available Package


Pack

500E MA - Plain

500E MA - Deformed

50-bar pack

10 - 16mm

2-tonne bundle

10 - 20mm

10 - 40mm

Bar Lengths
Bar Diameter

Lengths Available

10 & 12mm

6 - 12m (in 1m increments)

16 - 40mm

6 - 18m (in 1m increments)

Grade 500E MA Reinforcing Steel (micro-alloy) Straight Bar

Pacific Steel Group

REINFORCING STEEL
STRAIGHT BAR
REIDBAR Grade 500E MA (MICRO-ALLOY)
in New Zealand as required by the reinforcing
steel Standard AS/NZS 4671. This reinforcing
derives its superior strength and ductility by
micro-alloying the steel with small vanadium
additions. Grade 500E MA steel is readily:
weldable (refer AS/NZS 1554.3), hot or cold
bent (for procedures refer to NZS 3109), and
can be galvanised. Test Certificates are available
for every production batch of this product from
Pacific Steel.

High tensile, high ductility plain carbon steel


for the reinforcing of concrete available with a
unique deformation pattern. The deformation
pattern allows the use of threaded fittings in
a structural connection system developed by
Reid Construction Systems. The product is
available as bar in most standard diameters.
Although essentially a threaded bar, this steel
meets the demanding requirements of the
seismic structural design methods employed

Chemical Analysis
Element

CE

Where CE =

Max %

0.22

0.050

0.050

0.49

C + Mn + Cr + Mo + V + Ni + Cu

6
5
15

All figures are weight percentage values

Specified Physical Properties


Yield Stress
(MPa)

Tensile Ratio
(MPa)

Uniform Elongation
at Maximum Load (%)

500 - 600

1.15 - 1.40

min 10%

Yield, ratio and elongation limits are characteristic values

Mass Tolerance
Specific Mass Tolerance for all bar diameters = nominal mass per metre

4.5%

Normally Available Packages


Pack

500E MA - Deformed (thread pattern)

2-tonne bundle

12 - 32mm

Bar Lengths
Bar Diameter

Lengths Available

12 - 32mm

6 - 18m (in 1m increments)

Grade 500E MA Reinforcing Steel (micro-alloy) Straight Bar

Technical Specifications

REINFORCING STEEL
STRAIGHT BAR
Grade 500E QT (in-line quenched & self tempered)
High tensile, high ductility plain carbon steel
for the reinforcing of concrete available as
deformed bars. This steel meets the demanding
requirements of the seismic structural design
methods employed in New Zealand as required
by the reinforcing steel Standard AS/NZS 4671.
This reinforcing derives its superior strength

and ductility by in-line quench and tempering.


Grade 500E QT steel is readily identifiable by
registered bar marks, cold bent (for procedures
refer to NZS 3109). Test Certificates are available
for every production batch of this product from
Pacific Steel.

Chemical Analysis
Element

CE

Where CE =

Max %

0.22

0.050

0.050

0.49

C + Mn + Cr + Mo + V + Ni + Cu

6
5
15

All figures are weight percentage values

Specified Physical Properties


Yield Stress
(MPa)

Tensile Ratio
(MPa)

Uniform Elongation
at Maximum Load (%)

500 - 600

1.15 - 1.40

min 10%

Yield, ratio and elongation limits are characteristic values

Mass Tolerance
Specific Mass Tolerance for all bar diameters = nominal mass per metre

4.5%

Normally Available Packages


Pack

500E QT - Plain

500E QT - Deformed

50-bar pack

10 - 16mm

2-tonne bundle

10 - 32mm

Bar Lengths
Bar Diameter

Lengths Available

10 & 12mm

6 - 12m (in 1m increments)

16 - 32mm

6 - 18m (in 1m increments)

Grade 500E QT Reinforcing Steel


(in-line quenched and self tempered) Straight Bar

Pacific Steel Group

REINFORCING STEEL
COIL
Grade 300E
Lower tensile, higher ductility plain carbon steel
for the reinforcing of concrete available as plain
and deformed coils. This steel meets the
demanding requirements of the seismic structural
design methods employed in New Zealand as
required by the reinforcing steel Standard

AS/NZS 4671. Grade 300 steel is readily: weldable


(refer AS/NZS 1554.3), identifiable by registered
bar marks, hot or cold bent (for procedures refer
to NZS 3109), threaded and galvanised.
Test Certificates are available for every production
batch of this product from Pacific Steel.

Chemical Analysis
Element

Max %

0.22

CE

Where CE =

0.050

0.050

0.43

C + Mn + Cr + Mo + V +Ni + Cu

6
5
15

All figures are weight percentage values

Specified Physical Properties


Yield Stress
(MPa)

300 - 380

Tensile Ratio
(MPa)

Uniform Elongation
at Maximum Load (%)

1.15 - 1.50 min 15%

Yield, ratio and elongation limits are characteristic values

Mass Tolerance
Specific Mass Tolerance for all bar diameters = nominal mass per metre

4.5%

Bar Diameters
Diameter

Deformed

Plain

6mm -
8mm -
10mm

12mm

16mm

Coil Dimensions
Internal diameter (minimum)

900mm

External diameter (maximum)

1230mm

Coil depth (for 6mm through to 16mm)

900 - 1100mm

Winding direction

clockwise

Typical weight

1.46t

Grade 300E Reinforcing Steel

Technical Specifications

REINFORCING STEEL
COIL
Grade 500E MA (micro-alloy)
High tensile, high ductility plain carbon steel for
the reinforcing of concrete available as plain and
deformed coils. This steel meets the demanding
requirements of the seismic structural design
methods employed in New Zealand as required
by the reinforcing steel Standard AS/NZS 4671.
This reinforcing derives its superior strength and
ductility by micro-alloying the steel with small

vanadium additions. Grade 500E MA steel


is readily: weldable (refer AS/NZS 1554.3),
identifiable by registered bar marks, hot or
cold bent (for procedures refer to NZS 3109),
threaded and galvanised. Test Certificates
are available for every production batch of
this product from Pacific Steel.

Chemical Analysis
Element

CE

Where CE =

Max %

0.22

0.050

0.050

0.49

C + Mn + Cr + Mo + V +Ni + Cu

6
5
15

All figures are weight percentage values

Specified Physical Properties


Yield Stress
(MPa)

Tensile Ratio
(MPa)

Uniform Elongation
at Maximum Load (%)

500 - 600

1.15 - 1.40

min 10%

Yield, ratio and elongation limits are characteristic values

Mass Tolerance
Specific Mass Tolerance for all bar diameters = nominal mass per metre

Bar Diameters
Diameter

Deformed

Plain

10mm
12mm
16mm

Coil Dimensions
Internal diameter (minimum)

900mm

External diameter (maximum)

1230mm

Coil depth (for 6mm through to 16mm)

900 - 1100mm

Winding direction

clockwise

Typical weight

1.46t

Grade 500E MA Reinforcing Steel (micro-alloy) - Coil

Pacific Steel Group

4.5%

PLAIN CARBON STEEL


ROD
1006
A standard industrial quality low carbon steel
rod, primarily intended for cold drawing or
rolling into wire. Typical products include

reinforcing wires and general industrial forming


wires. This rod grade is suitable for continuous
hot-dip galvanising.

Chemical Analysis
Element

Mn

Si

Min %

0.30

0.10

Max %

0.06

0.60

0.22

0.040

0.040

All figures are weight percentage values

Typical Physical Properties


Size
(mm)

Minimum Tensile
Strength (MPa)

Maximum Tensile Approximate


Strength (MPa)
Coil Length (m)

5.5

360

460

7600

6.0

360

460

6400

7.0

360

460

5450

8.0

360

460

4700

10.0

360

460

4100

11.0

360

460

3600

12.0

360

460

3200

14.0

360

460

2850

Maximum tensile strength variation within a cast = 60MPa

Geometric Tolerances
Diameter tolerance
Diameter out-of-round

0.3mm
0.4mm maximum

Coil Dimensions
Internal diameter (minimum)

900mm

External diameter (maximum)

1230mm

Coil depth (for 14mm through to 5.5mm)

800 - 1250mm

Winding direction

clockwise

Typical weight

1.46t

1006 Plain Carbon Steel Rod

Technical Specifications

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PLAIN CARBON STEEL


ROD
1008
A standard industrial quality low carbon steel
rod, primarily intended for cold drawing or
rolling into wire. Typical products include

reinforcing wires and general industrial forming


wires. This rod grade is suitable for continuous
hot-dip galvanising.

Chemical Analysis
Element

Mn

Si

Min %

0.06

0.45

0.10

Max %

0.10

0.60

0.22

0.045

0.045

All figures are weight percentage values

Typical Physical Properties


Size
(mm)

Minimum Tensile Maximum Tensile Approximate


Strength (MPa)
Strength (MPa)
Coil Length (m)

5.5

360

500

7850

6.0

360

500

6600

6.5

360

500

5600

7.0

360

500

4850

7.5

360

500

4200

8.0

360

500

3700

8.5

360

500

3300

9.0

360

500

2900

10.0

360

500

2350

12.0

360

500

1650

13.0

360

500

1400

Maximum tensile strength variation within a cast = 60MPa

Geometric Tolerances
Diameter tolerance
Diameter out-of-round

0.3mm
0.4mm maximum

Coil Dimensions
Internal diameter (minimum)

900mm

External diameter (maximum)

1230mm

Coil depth (for 13mm through to 5.5mm)

800 - 1250mm

Winding direction

Clockwise

Typical weight

1.46t

1008 Plain Carbon Steel Rod

Pacific Steel Group

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PLAIN CARBON STEEL


ROD
1012
A standard industrial quality low carbon steel rod,
primarily intended for cold drawing or rolling
into wire. Typical products include reinforcing

wires and general industrial forming wires.


This rod grade is suitable for continuous
hot-dip galvanising.

Chemical Analysis
Element

Mn

Si

Min %

0.10

0.35

0.10

Max %

0.13

0.55

0.20

0.050

0.040

All figures are weight percentage values

Typical Physical Properties


Size
(mm)

Minimum Tensile Maximum Tensile Approximate


Strength (MPa)
Strength (MPa)
Coil Length (m)

5.5

400

550

7850

6.0

400

550

6600

6.5

400

550

5600

7.0

400

550

4850

7.5

400

550

4200

8.0

400

550

3700

8.5

400

550

3300

9.0

400

550

2900

9.5

400

550

2600

10.0

400

550

2350

10.5

400

550

2150

11.0

400

550

1950

12.0

400

550

1650

13.0

400

550

1400

14.0

400

550

1200

Maximum tensile strength variation within a cast = 60MPa

Geometric Tolerances
Diameter tolerance
Diameter out-of-round

0.3mm
0.4mm maximum

Coil Dimensions
Internal diameter (minimum)

900mm

External diameter (maximum)

1230mm

Coil depth (for 14mm through to 5.5mm)

800 - 1250mm

Winding direction

clockwise

Typical weight

1.46t
Technical Specifications

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PLAIN CARBON STEEL


ROD
1015
A standard industrial quality low carbon steel
rod, primarily intended for cold drawing or
rolling into wire. Typical products include

reinforcing wires and general industrial forming


wires. This rod grade is suitable for continuous
hot-dip galvanising.

Chemical Analysis
Element

Mn

Si

Min %

0.13

0.45

0.10

Max %

0.18

0.65

0.20

0.050

0.050

All figures are weight percentage values

Typical Physical Properties


Size
(mm)

Minimum Tensile Maximum Tensile Approximate


Strength (MPa)
Strength (MPa)
Coil Length (m)

6.0

430

550

6600

7.0

430

550

4850

8.0

430

550

3700

9.0

430

550

2900

10.0

430

550

2350

12.0

430

550

1650

13.0

430

550

1400

14.0

430

550

1200

Maximum tensile strength variation within a cast = 60MPa

Geometric Tolerances
Diameter tolerance
Diameter out-of-round

0.3mm
0.4mm maximum

Coil Dimensions
Internal diameter (minimum)

900mm

External diameter (maximum)

1230mm

Coil depth (for 14mm through to 6.0mm)

800 - 1150mm

Winding direction

clockwise

Typical weight

1.46t

1015 Plain Carbon Steel Rod

Pacific Steel Group

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WIRE

Pacific Steels wire products include a variety of reinforcing wires, zinc/


aluminium coated manufacturing wires, fencing wires, and speciality
amouring and strand wires. A range of tensile strengths and diameters
are produced.
Reinforcing and BCW Wire

Zinc/Aluminium Coated Wire

Reinforcing wire is produced from plain carbon


steel to meet specific chemical requirements.
Every batch of reinforcing wire is sampled and
diameter and tensile tested.

Zinc/Aluminium coated wire is produced


for manufacturing and fencing applications.
Manufacturing wire is produced with a range
of coating thicknesses. The addition of five
percent of aluminium alloy to the original
zinc coating makes the wire more durable.

Bending and cross welding wire (BCW) is


manufactured from a specifically developed
low carbon grade steel rod.

Technical Specifications

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REINFORCING WIRE
All reinforcing wire is manufactured from plain carbon steel that meets the chemical
requirements shown below.

Chemical Analysis
Element

CE

Maximum Composition (% w/w)

0.22

0.050

0.050

0.39

PLAIN
Plain reinforcing wire is produced to meet the specific property requirements detailed in the
following table.
Nominal
Diameter (mm)

Diameter
(mm)

0.2% Proof
Stress (MPa)

Tensile Strength
(MPa)

Max. Mandrel
Diameter (mm)

3.15

3.09 - 3.15

min 485

575 - 855

3.1

3.55

3.52 - 3.58

min 485

575 - 775

3.5

4.00

3.94 - 4.00

min 485

575 - 775

4.0

4.38

4.35 - 4.41

min 485

575 - 775

4.3

5.00

4.97 - 5.03

min 485

575 - 775

5.0

5.23

5.20 - 5.26

min 485

575 - 775

5.2

5.30

5.24 - 5.30

min 485

575 - 775

5.3

5.60

5.54 - 5.66

min 485

575 - 775

5.6

6.00

5.94 - 6.06

min 485

575 - 775

6.0

6.30

6.24 - 6.36

min 485

575 - 775

6.3

6.70

6.64 - 6.76

min 485

575 - 775

6.7

6.90

6.84 - 6.96

min 485

575 - 775

6.9

7.10

7.04 - 7.16

min 485

575 - 775

7.1

7.50

7.44 - 7.56

min 485

575 - 775

7.5

8.00

7.94 - 8.06

min 485

575 - 775

8.0

8.30

8.24 - 8.36

min 485

575 - 775

8.3

8.90

8.84 - 8.96

min 485

575 - 775

8.9

9.00

8.94 - 9.06

min 485

575 - 775

9.0

9.50

9.44 - 9.56

min 485

575 - 775

9.5

10.00

9.94 - 10.06

min 485

575 - 775

10.0

10.68

10.6 - 10.76

500 - 750

10.6

11.20

11.12 - 11.28

500 - 750

11.2

Notes
Every batch of reinforcing wire produced by Pacific
Steel Group is sampled and diameter and tensile
tested from every fifth coil or former produced.

Pacific Steel Group

One reverse bend test is conducted per batch


produced, over a mandrel of no greater maximum
diameter than that given in the above table.

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REINFORCING WIRE
Indented
Indented reinforcing wire is produced to meet the specific property requirements detailed in the
following table.
Nominal
Diameter
(mm)

Weight per
Metre
(g/m)

0.2% Proof
Stress
(MPa)

Tensile
Strength
(MPa)

Max. Mandrel Indent


Diameter
Depth
(mm)
(mm)

4.00

96 - 101

min 485

575 - 775

16

0.20 - 0.28

4.50

122 - 128

min 485

575 - 775

18

0.23 - 0.32

5.00

150 - 158

min 485

575 - 775

20

0.25 - 0.35

5.30

168 - 178

min 485

575 - 775

21

0.27 - 0.37

5.60

188 - 199

min 485

575 - 775

22

0.28 - 0.39

6.00

216 - 228

min 485

575 - 775

24

0.30 - 0.42

6.30

238 - 252

min 485

575 - 775

25

0.38 - 0.50

6.75

273 - 289

min 485

575 - 775

27

0.41 - 0.54

7.10

302 - 320

min 485

575 - 775

28

0.43 - 0.57

7.50

337 - 357

min 485

575 - 775

30

0.45 - 0.60

7.60

346 - 366

min 485

575 - 775

30

0.46 - 0.61

8.00

383 - 406

min 485

575 - 775

32

0.48 - 0.64

8.60

443 - 469

min 485

575 - 775

34

0.56 - 0.77

9.00

485 - 514

min 485

575 - 775

36

0.59 - 0.81

9.50

540 - 573

min 485

575 - 775

38

0.62 - 0.86

10.00

598 - 635

min 485

575 - 775

40

0.65 - 0.90

10.65

678 - 720

min 485

575 - 775

43

0.69 - 0.96

Ribbed
Ribbed reinforcing wire is produced to meet the specific property requirements detailed in the
following table.
Nominal
Diameter
(mm)

Weight per
Metre
(g/m)

0.2% Proof
Stress
(MPa)

Tensile
Strength
(MPa)

Max. Mandrel Rib


Diameter
Height
(mm)
(mm)

4.00

96 - 101

min 485

575 - 775

16

0.20 - 0.40

5.00

150 - 158

min 485

575 - 775

20

0.25 - 0.50

6.00

216 - 228

min 485

575 - 775

24

0.30 - 0.60

6.30

238 - 252

min 485

575 - 775

25

0.32 - 0.63

7.50

337 - 357

min 485

575 - 775

30

0.38 - 0.75

9.50

540 - 573

min 485

575 - 775

38

0.48 - 0.95

Notes
 very batch of reinforcing wire produced by Pacific
E
Steel Group is sampled and mass per metre and tensile
tested from every fifth coil or former produced.

 ne plain bend test is conducted per batch produced,


O
over a mandrel of no greater maximum diameter than
that given in the above table.

Indented Reinforcing Wire - 8mm

Technical Specifications

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BCW WIRE (BENDING


& CROSS-WELDING)
Bright
BCW is manufactured from a specifically
developed low carbon grade steel and will meet
the specifications shown below. Although not
guaranteed as a plating quality wire, customers

do chrome plate the product. Pacific Steel BCW


will meet the requirements of BS 1052:1980
Specification for Mild Steel Wire for General
Engineering Purposes.

Element

Mn

Si

Maximum Composition (% w/w)

0.06 max

0.30 - 0.60

0.10 - 0.22

0.040 max

0.040 max

Pacific Steel generally manufactures BCW wire as standard soap-drawn bright wire to meet the
specifications shown in the table below.
Diameter
(mm)

Tolerance
(mm)

Out of
Round

Tensile Strength
MPa (min)

MPa
(max)

2.50

0.03

0.03

750

950

2.80

0.03

0.03

700

900

3.00

0.03

0.03

700

900

3.15

0.03

0.03

700

900

3.55

0.03

0.03

600

800

4.00

0.03

0.03

550

750

5.00

0.03

0.03

550

750

5.30

0.03

0.03

550

750

6.00

0.03

0.03

550

750

6.30

0.06

0.03

550

750

7.10

0.06

0.03

450

650

7.50

0.06

0.03

500

700

8.00

0.06

0.03

500

700

9.00

0.06

0.03

450

650

9.50

0.06

0.03

500

700

10.00

0.06

0.03

500

700

11.20

0.06

0.03

450

650

Bending & Cross-Welding Wire (BCW)

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BCW WIRE (BENDING


& CROSS-WELDING)
Cleaned
Pacific Steel also produces BCW wire as a
distinctive, cleaned wire. This product is cleaned
in-line during drawing to produce a very
bright finish. Care must be taken by customers
to use the cleaned wire immediately, as the
Diameter
(mm)

Tolerance
(mm)

uncontaminated surface has no lubricant barrier


to protect the steel. Therefore the surface
will quickly begin to rust if the wire is stored.
The physical properties of the available
diameters are shown below.

Out of
Round

Tensile Strength
MPa (min)

MPa
(max)

2.50

0.03

0.03

750

950

2.80

0.03

0.03

700

900

3.00

0.03

0.03

700

900

3.15

0.03

0.03

700

900

3.55

0.03

0.03

600

800

4.00

0.03

0.03

550

750

5.00

0.03

0.03

550

750

5.30

0.03

0.03

550

750

6.00

0.03

0.03

550

750

Technical Specifications

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ZINC/ALUMINIUM COATED
MANUFACTURING WIRE
Zinc/aluminium coated manufacturing wire
is generally produced to meet the property
specifications set out in the tables below.
However, manufacturing wire can be produced
with a range of coating thicknesses and with

any combination of low, medium, or high tensile


strengths. The zinc/aluminium coatings are
manufactured to AS/NZS4534:2006 Zinc and
Zinc/Aluminium-Alloy Coatings on Steel Wire.

High Tensile
Diameter
(mm)

Tensile
Strength
(MPa)

(Breaking Load)

Minimum
Coating Weight
(g/m2)

Wrap Test

1.60

0.05

1080 - 1235

(220 - 255 kgf)

110

pass

2.00

0.07

1235 - 1450

(395 - 465 kgf)

120

pass

2.50

0.07

1235 - 1450

(620 - 725 kgf)

125

pass

0.08

1050 - 1250

(835 - 995 kgf)

130

pass

0.10

1100 - 1400

(1410 - 1795 kgf)

140

pass

3.15
4.00

Medium Tensile
Diameter
(mm)

Tensile
Strength
(MPa)

(Breaking Load)

Minimum
Coating Weight
(g/m2)

Wrap Test

2.50

750 - 950

(375 - 475 kgf)

125

pass

700 - 850

(555 - 675 kgf)

130

pass

3.15

0.07
0.08

Low Tensile
Diameter
(mm)

Tensile
Strength
(MPa)

(Breaking Load)

Minimum
Coating Weight
(g/m2)

Wrap Test

1.60

0.05

430 - 525

(90 - 110 kgf)

110

pass

2.00

0.07

430 - 525

(140 - 170 kgf)

120

pass

2.24

0.07

430 - 525

(175 - 210 kgf)

120

pass

2.50

0.05

430 - 525

(215 - 265 kgf)

125

pass

2.80

0.08

430 - 525

(270 - 330 kgf)

130

pass

0.08

430 - 525

(340 - 415 kgf)

130

pass

4.00

0.10

430 - 525

(550 - 675 kgf)

140

pass

5.00

0.10

430 - 525

(860 - 1050 kgf)

150

pass

3.15

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ZINC/ALUMINIUM COATED
FENCING WIRE
Plain zinc/aluminium-coated fencing wire is
used in the construction of parallel-wire fence
and trellis. To assist with manual handling,
fence wire is usually supplied in relatively small
coils weighing approximately 25kg, although
coils of up to 50kg can also be produced.
These coils are actually manufactured to a
guaranteed minimum length to allow the
quantity of wire required for a fence to be

easily calculated. New Zealand fencing wire is


essentially produced to meet the local fencing
wire Standard NZS3471:1974 Specification
of Galvanised Steel Fencing Wire - Plain and
Barbed, except that the more durable zinc/
aluminium coating is now applied at Pacific Steel.
However, zinc/aluminium coatings are produced
to meet the steel wire coating Standard,
AS/NZS4534:2006.

Plain
The range of commonly available domestic fence wires and typical applications is shown in the
following table.
Application

Recommended Wire
High Tensile

Recommended Wire
Soft/Low Tensile

Electric fencing

1.60mm, 2.00mm,
2.50mm

2.50mm

Lead out wires (for electric fencing)

2.50mm and 3.15mm

Coastal, corrosive situations


4-life
-2.50mm and 3.15mm

4-life
-3.15mm

Brace wires in end assemblies


2.50mm, 3.15mm,
4.00mm

Support wires in overhead irrigation systems

1.60mm and 2.00mm

Training wires and overhead support


wires for orchard applications
2.50mm and 3.15mm

Tieback, artificial shelter applications


and canopy support wires
3.55mm and 4.00mm

Temporary electric and strip

1.60mm and 2.00mm

Tying and lacing wire

2.50mm

Horse containment

4.00mm

Footing wire

4.50mm

Fencing Wire

Technical Specifications

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ZINC/ALUMINIUM COATED
FENCING WIRE
Traditionally, fence coils are supplied in
New Zealand as nominally 25kg coils and
have the specifications shown in table below.

More recently a longer 1000m coil has also


become common as 2.50mm high tensile
wire for use in vineyards.

High Tensile (25kg coil)


Diameter
(mm)

(Gauge No.)

Minimum Length
25kg Coil
(nominal weight)

Breaking
Load (min)
(kg force)

Recommended Zinc/Aluminium
Tension
Coating (min)
(kg force)
(g/m2)

1.60

16

1584m

220

80

110

2.00

14

1013m

395

110

120

2.50

12

650m

620

150

4-life 260
2-life 130

3.15

10

408m

835

200

4-life 240
2-life 130

4.00

253m

1405

300

140

Low Tensile or Soft


Diameter
(mm)

(Gauge No.)

Minimum Length
25kg Coil
(nominal weight)

Breaking
Load (min)
(kg force)

Recommended Zinc/Aluminium
Tension
Coating (min)
(kg force)
(g/m2)

2.00

14

1013m

140

65

120

2.50

12

648m

215

80

130

3.15

10

408m

365

150

4-life 240
2-life 130

4.00

253m

590

250

140

4.50

200m

745

315

150

High Tensile (39kg coil)


Diameter
(mm)

(Gauge No.)

Minimum Length
39kg Coil
(nominal weight)

Breaking
Load (min)
(kg force)

Recommended Zinc/Aluminium
Tension
Coating (min)
(kg force)
(g/m2)

2.50

12

1000m

620

150

Pacific Steel Group

130

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ZINC/ALUMINIUM COATED
SPECIALITY WIRE
armouring
Zinc/aluminium coated armouring wire is
used in the cable manufacturing industry,
as an outer layer on cables. Pacific Steel
manufactures armouring wire to meet
AS 3863:2002 Galvanised Mild Steel Wire

for Armouring of Cables, or the more demanding


British/European Standard: BS EN 10257-1:1998
Zinc or Zinc Alloy Coated Non-Alloy Steel
Wire for Armouring either Power Cables or
Telecommunication Cables. Land Cables.

The major physical properties of Pacific Steel Armouring wire are shown in the table below.
Diameter
(mm)

Tensile
Strength
(MPa)

Minimum Wrap Minimum


Coating Test
Elongation
Weight


(g/m2)

Maximum Minimum
Resistivity Torsion
(Ohm/km)

1.60

0.05

340 - 500

200

pass

10% over 160mm

68.64

37 turns on 150mm

2.00

0.07

340 - 500

215

pass

10% over 200mm

43.93

30 turns on 150mm

2.50

0.07

340 - 500

245

pass

10% over 250mm

28.11

24 turns on 150mm

340 - 500

255

pass

10% over 250mm

17.71

19 turns on 150mm

3.15

0.08

strand
Zinc/aluminium coated strand wire is
manufactured for use in helical-wound strands.

The wire is usually high tensile wire manufactured


to meet the customers specification.

Pacific Steel currently manufactures strand wire to meet the requirements shown in the table below.
Diameter
(mm)

Tensile
Strength
(MPa)

Minimum
Coating Weight
(g/m2)

Wrap Test

Minimum Torsion

2.00

0.07

1500 - 1850

120

pass

11 turns on 200mm

2.50

0.07

1500 - 1850

125

pass

11 turns on 250mm

2.95

0.08

min 1370

130

pass

11 turns on 300mm

3.00

0.08

min 1370

130

pass

11 turns on 300mm

min 1370

130

pass

11 turns on 300mm

3.15

0.08

Technical Specifications

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