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The purposes for which TMT bars are used

What Are The Purposes For Which TMT Bars Are Used?

December 24th, 2020

TMT bars are one of the most pivotal construction material that is widely used for various types of construction like for building residential and commercial constructions, bridges, flyovers, multi-storey buildings and for other civil construction purposes. The best quality TMT bars ensure high strength and longevity to the structure and also protects it from natural calamities like earthquake and tornadoes.

The process of manufacturing Thermo Mechanically Treated steel bars or TMT bars includes passing the steel wires through Tempocore water cooling system after they are rolled in the rolling stand mill. This process hardens their outer surface of the bar while keeping the inner core soft.

TMT bars which are purchased from the leading TMT bar manufacturers in India also feature thermal capability which makes them fire resistant which ensures the safety of a structure. The best TMT bars can absorb heat up to 600 degree Celsius.

Here are some of the features of best quality TMT bars –

  • Tensile strength
  • Thermal resistance
  • Ductility
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Yield power

There are various grades of TMT bars such as Fe415, Fe500, Fe550 and Fe600. The grades denotes the yield power of TMT bars, so higher the grade, higher is the yield strength. But at the same time, higher the yield strength, lesser is the ductility so if you purchase the top grade TMT bars which is Fe600, it will feature higher yield strength than rest of the grades but will have lesser ductility.

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Fe500 grade of TMT bars are used widely for most of the constructions as this grade has the perfect combination of strength and ductility. This grade is also most preferred because it ensures maximum protection during the earthquake and other natural calamities. TMT bars are very much suitable for construction in earthquake-prone areas and corrosion-prone areas.

As already mentioned, TMT bars are used for varieties of construction purposes such as for –

  • High rise buildings and homes
  • Power Plants
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Airports
  • Stadiums
  • Flyovers
  • Highways

Shyam Metalics is one of the leading TMT bar manufacturers in India known for manufacturing and supplying the best quality TMT bars in the market. Our Odisha manufacturing plant caters to customers in the Southern and Western India whereas our West Bengal manufacturing plants caters to customers in Northern and Eastern India.

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