Steel rods are reinforcement bars usually used as threaded rebar to improve the tensile strength of concrete, hold objects together or as smooth stainless round, flat, square or even hex steel for its non-corrosive nature in concrete, aesthetic works and other useful applications as seen in modern day bolt and shaft.
Like in Australia, Germany, United Sates, Italy, Russia, Canada and Yemen, the South African Construction industry is dominated by stainless steel rods of different sizes which tend to be more expensive than its counterparts like the Carbon steel, coated or the galvanized versions. This is mainly because of the preference for the adoption of Stainless steel in mega Civil engineering works like building Retaining walls, Tunnels, Bridges and other high-repair cost projects. Carbon steel rebar and others do have even higher tensile strengths as one of the requirements, but the main limitation is that their corrosive nature will not augur well for use in mass concreting works due to possible eventualities that may result in fatal damages and loss.
These bars come in sizes ranging from 6mm up to 100mm in diameter. Although there are stirrups with even lesser diameters, the most commonly used of these structural steel components are the 12mm, 16mm and 20mm. They are round bars usually cut 6 to 12 meters in length. Although some manufacturers produce custom-based lengths as project needs differ. The processes of shaping them range from cold drawn, peeled and polished to hot or cold rolled. The cold rolled steel bars are more expensive compared to the hot rolled round bar versions. The cost difference in shaping of this metal is minimal compared to the price impact that comes with steel Grade.
Current Price of Stainless Steel bar in South Africa
Depending on the manufacturer or supplier, below are the average prices you are likely going to buy any round, square or flat Stainless Steel bars in Gauteng, Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban, East London Benoni, Soweto, Tembisa, Port Elizabeth or Pietermaritzburg in SA. They are usually sold per kg or per tonne.
Stainless Steel Round Bar
|Bar Size (Ø)||Grade||Price per ton|
|5 mm||SS 303 bright threaded bar||R28,922|
|10 mm||SS 304 Shaft rod||R43,383|
|15 mm||SS 304 Black round||R72,304|
|20 mm||SS 304 cold rolled||R43,383|
|25 mm||SS 304L||R101,226|
|30 mm||SS 316 Black round||R57,843|
|35 mm||SS 316 cold rolled||R36,152|
|40 mm||SS 316L||R86,765|
Stainless Steel Round bar is produced as per standard ASTM A276 TYPE 304 (more expensive) and ASTM A276 TYPE 316, these two types are the most popular grades for commercial and industrial purposes. Not only that, it comes in other specifications like astm a479 type 410, astm a479 type 316L, astm a479 type 304L and astm a479 type xm 19. Some of the creative usages of SS round bars can be found in the fabrication, manufacturing and repairs industries, so also in maintenance, ornamental iron works, agricultural implements, fencing, transportation equipment and in some works of art.
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