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ArcelorMittal WireSolutions

Prestressing concrete Wire and strands

WireSolutions
From steel to solutions
With three factories dedicated to prestressing wire and strands, ArcelorMittal WireSolutions is certified in more than 20 countries and delivers to all five continents. More than 50 years experience gained with these products, an extensive knowledge of the market and the backing of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer worldwide, makes us one of the world leaders in the industry. Quality ArcelorMittal WireSolutions is commited to safety. This is true in our factories. This All ArcelorMittal WireSolutions plants are is also true for any construction site where certified ISO 9001. But quality cannot our prestressing wire and strands are used: be reduced to a certificate alone: it is our bridges, cryogenic storage, industrial, constant attention, through choice of raw material, process control, regular inspection commercial and residential buildings where safety is critical. Designing, producing and and continuous improvement. We test samples in accordance with local regulations. promoting prestressing products of an increasing quality has always been a daily preoccupation for each and everyone in the Leadership Company. From the origins of prestressing, in France in the 1950s, ArcelorMittal and its subsidiaries have been commited to develop steel specifications and processes to produce the highest quality prestressing wire and strands. Innovation is part of our culture: it is no coincidence that we were the first in the world to develop individually protected stay-cable strands and very high tensile steels.

We are now moving beyond what the world expects of steel.

Sustainability Prestressed concrete uses much less materials than reinforced concrete: savings can reach 40% of the overall mass! Longer spans, thinner and lighter parts allow a reduction in number of piles, height of buildings, consumption of energy in freight and handling, therefore CO2 emissions.

A complete range

Common specifications

Plain and indented for pipes

Specifications after stress relieving


Low relaxation ensures that no noticeable loss of tension will occur in time, therefore a long lasting compressive force on concrete. ArcelorMittal prestressing steel guarantees a very low relaxation. Stress corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement are known to be a threat for high-tensile structural steels, especially in environments containing chlorides. For several decades, ArcelorMittal WireSolutions has been producing wire and strands satisfying the most stringent demands in the industry in this field.

2 or 3 wires, plain or indented

Deviated tension is current in post-tensioned structure, stay-cables and even some prefabrication methods. By strict adherence to manufacturing processes and routine destructive tests, ArcelorMittal WireSolutions products exceed standard requirements.

7 wires, plain or indented

Maximum relaxation at 0.7 Rm (20C) at 1 000 h


2.5 %

Reduction in area at rupture

Minimum elongation at maximum force


3.5 %

Deflected tensile test

Maximum curvature in a free state 1 test

Tension corrosion 6 tests


Median 3 h

Ductile wire break visible to the naked eye

Prefabrication < 28 Stay-cables < 20

< 25 mm/m

Minimum 1.5 h

Minimum 2 h

Median 5 h

Unbonded

Fatigue behaviour, 2 000 000 cycles for:


Fatigue triggers quick, unexpected and costly rupture in structural steels. This is especially true with stay-cable strands, submitted to high levels of stress variation. Choice of steel quality, specific production processes and control allow ArcelorMittal steel to reach a high fatigue resistance.

Options
Strand indentation
< 12 12

Resistance to low temperature Cryogenics * l p


-170C * Strands tested to customers specifications

Galvanisation Pr EN 10337

Stay cables

a
0.06 0.07

0.03 3.5 0.5 5.5 0.5

From 190 to 350 g/m

Upper limit of nominal tensile strenght %


Stay-cables 45 Strands 70 Wire 70

Test range
a ca 45 l

MPa
Stay-cables 300 Strands Plain: 190 Indented: 170 Wire Plain: 200 Indented: 180

Technical data
7 wire strands EN 10138 BS 5896
Nominal diameter mm
6.85 BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS 7 8 9.3 9.6 11.3 12.5 12.9 15.2 15.2 15.3 15.7 15.7

Unbonded strand 7 wire strands EN 10138 BS 5896 ASTM A 416


Tensile strenght MPa
2060 2060 1860 1860 1960 1860 1860 1860 1770 1860 1770 1770 1860

Mass

Cross sectional area mm2


28.2 30.0 38.0 52.0 55.0 75.0 93.0 100.0 139.0 139.0 140.0 150.0 150.0

Tolerance on mass %
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Minimum breaking strength kN


58.1 61.8 70.7 96.7 102.0 140.0 173.0 186.0 246.0 259.0 248.0 266.0 279.0

Maximum breaking strength kN


66.8 71.,1 81.3 111.0 117.0 161.0 199.0 214.0 283.0 298.0 285.0 306.0 321.0

Yield strength at 0.1 % elongation kN


51.1 54.4 60.8 83.2 87.7 120.0 149.0 160.0 212.0 223.0 213.0 229.0 240.0

Nominal diameter mm
12.5 to 15.7

HDPE sheath thickness mm


1.0 - 0 + 0.5 (> on request)

Colour

Grease g/m

g/m
220.2 234.3 296.8 406.1 429.6 585.8 726.3 781.0 1086.0 1086.0 1093.0 1172.0 1172.0

Black

35 mini.

Unbonded strand for ground anchors


Alternate sections greased and dry: lengths on request (minimum 100 cm)

7 wire strands ASTM A 416/A 416 M


Nominal diameter
1/4 5/16 3/8 7/16 1/2 0.52 0.56 0.6 0.7

Stay cable strand 7 wire strand EN 10138


Diameter tolerance Grade Nominal weight lb/1000
122 197 290 390 520 568 651 740 1000

Nominal steel area inch


0.036 0.058 0.085 0.115 0.153 0.167 0.192 0.217 0.294

Minimum breaking strength lbs


9000 14500 23000 31000 41300 45000 51700 58600 79400

Yield strength minimum load at 1% extension lbs


8100 13050 20700 27900 37170 40500 46530 52740 71500

Sheath is of non recycled black anti UV treated HDPE Sealant is wax or grease according to customers specifications Nominal diameter mm Tensile strength MPa Galvanization Pe EN 10337 g/m HDPE sheath thickness mm Outside diameter mm Sealant, wax or grease g/m
Helical sheath
15.7 1770 or 1860 190 to 350 1.5 - 0 + 0;5 18.7 to 19.5 min. 5

Mass g/m
Helical sheath
approx. 1300

inch
0.250 0.313 0.375 0.438 0.500 0.520 0.563 0.600 0.700

mm
6.40 7.90 9.53 11.11 12.70 13.20 14.29 15.24 17.78

inch
- 0.016/+ 0.016 - 0.016/+ 0.016 - 0.006/+ 0.0026 - 0.006/+ 0.0026 - 0.006/+ 0.0026 - 0.006/+ 0.0026 - 0.006/+ 0.0026 - 0.006/+ 0.0026 - 0.006/+ 0.0026

mm
- 0.40/+ 0.40 - 0.40/+ 0.40 - 0.15/+ 0.65 - 0.15/+ 0.65 - 0.15/+ 0.65 - 0.15/+ 0.65 - 0.15/+ 0.65 - 0.15/+ 0.65 - 0.15/+ 0.65

ksi
250 250 270 270 270 270 270 270 270

MPa
1725 1725 1860 1860 1860 1860 1860 1860 1860

g/m
182 294 432 582 775 844 970 1102 1487

mm
23.2 37.4 54.8 74.2 98.7 107.7 123.9 140.0 189.7

kN
40.0 64.5 102.3 137.9 183.7 200.2 230.0 260.7 353.2

kN
36.0 58.1 92.1 124.1 165.3 180.1 207.0 234.6 318.0

Round sheath
min. 25

Round sheath
approx. 1320

3 wire strands EN 10138


Nominal diameter mm
3 x 2.40 3 x 2.40 3 x 2.40 3 x 2.91 3 x 3.00 3 x 3.00 3 x 3.53 5.2 5.2 5.2 6.3 6.5 6.5 7.5

Resistance

Mass

Cross sectional area mm2


13.6 13.6 13.6 19.8 21.2 21.2 29.0

Tolerance on mass %
2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Minimum breaking strength kN


26.7 28.0 29.4 38.0 39.4 41.6 53.9

Maximum breaking strength kN


30.7 32.2 33.8 43.7 45.3 47.8 62.0

Yield strength at 0.1 % elongation kN


23.8 24.9 26.2 32.7 33.9 37.0 46.4

MPa
1960 2060 2160 1920 1860 1960 1860

g/m
106.2 106.2 106.2 154.6 165.5 165.5 226.5

Technical data
Wire EN 10138 BS 5896
Nominal diameter mm
4 5 6 7 8

Tensile strength MPa


1860 1860 1770 1770 1670

Mass

Cross sectional area mm2


12.6 19.6 28.3 38.5 50.3

Tolerance on mass %
2 2 2 2 2

Minimum breaking strength kN


23.4 36.5 50.1 68.1 84.0

Maximum breaking strength kN


26.9 42.0 57.6 78.3 96.6

Yield strength at 0.1 % elongation kN


20.8 32.5 44.1 59.9 73.9

g/m
98.4 153.1 221.0 300.7 392.8

Wire ASTM A 421


Nominal diameter inch
BA BA BA WA WA WA WA 0.196 0.250 0.276 0.192 0.196 0.250 0.276

Diameter tolerance Out of round inch


0.002 0.002 0.002 0.002 0.002 0.002 0.002

Grade ksi
240 240 235 250 250 240 235

Minimal stress at 1 % extension ksi


204.00 204.00 199.75 212.50 212.50 204.00 199.75

Nominal weight lbs/1000


102.0 165.5 202.0 97.8 102.0 165.5 202.0

Nominal steel area sqi


0.030 0.049 0.060 0.029 0.030 0.049 0.060

mm
4.98 6.35 7.01 4.88 4.98 6.35 7.01

mm
0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05

MPa
1655 1655 1620 1725 1725 1655 1620

MPa
1407 1407 1377 1465 1465 1407 1377

g/m
152 247 301 146 152 247 301

mm
19.5 31.7 38.6 18.7 19.5 31.7 38.6

Straightened and cut to length for railway sleepers


Nominal diameter mm
7 or 8

Wire for prestressed pipes


Tolerance on length mm
1

Maximum length mm
3 000 mm

Maximum curvature in a free state


8 mm/2 m

According to: French standarts ASTM A 648

Minimum alternate bending


R Plain Indented
4 10 4 3 5 15 4 3 6 15 4 3 7 22.5 4 3 8 22.5 4 3

R
+

Indentation
min
5 5.5 - 8 0.06 0.09

a max
0.13 0.16

l tol.
0.03 0.04 3.5 0.5 5.0 0.5

a ca 45

5.5 0.5 8.0 0.5 p l

Packaging
7 wire strands EN 10138 BS 5896
kg 3800 300 France D d T kg 2800 300 France D d T
6.85 < 1400 850 < 560 9.3 - 12.9 < 1260 800 750 15.2 - 15.7 < 1350 950 750 9.3 - 12.9 < 1400 800 750 15.2 - 15.7 < 1500 950 750

Wooden, reel stay-cable and unbonded strands


D
1650 mm

A
T
730 mm

d
960 mm

A
82 mm

t
600 mm

Belgium
6.9 - 15.7 < 1550 900 700

Italy
9.3 - 15.7 < 1500 900 750

T d D

Spool-less coils, unbonded strands


2800 kg D d T
12.5 - 12.9 1500 850 770 15.2 - 15.7 1500 950 770

t T

d D

Belgium
6.9 - 15.7 < 1450 900 700

Italy
9.3 - 15.7 < 1410 900 700/750

Marine packing
Kraft paper and PP coated cloth, soluble oil on request

7 wire strands ASTM A 416


kg 2500 - 3100 Belgium D d T
6.4 - 13.2 < 1330 760 750 < 1410 900 750 14.29 - 17.78 < 1410 900 750

France
12.7 < 1260 800 750

3 wire strands EN 10138


kg 1800 - 2200 Belgium
3 x 2.20 - 3 x 2.40

1500 - 2100 France

2300 - 4000 Belgium

1500 - 2100 France

3 x 2.60 - 3 x 3.53 5.6 - 7.5 < 1400 850 < 560 < 1400 760 700 < 1400 850 < 560

D d T
<1400 860 500

4.8 - 5.2

Other sizes possible: please, contact us!

Wire
kg 700 - 1300 Be - Fr D max d min T
2000 - 2100 1600 300 - 400 2300 1800 300 - 400

1600 - 2600 Be Fr
4-8 2350 1700 - 1800 300 - 340

Special for containers 1300 - 2000 Be - Fr

1800 - 2600 Be

2000 - 2100 1600 300 - 400

1500 1100 585

ArcelorMittal WireSolutions Wire and strands for prestressed concrete Belgium ArcelorMittal Fontaine +32 71 54 82 11 France ArcelorMittal Sainte Colombe +33 3 80 81 20 00 Italy ArcelorMittal Verderio +39 0 39 59 01 21 contact-psc@arcelormittal.com www.arcelormittal.com
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