TMT Bar Grade Calculation | MS Life
Hello everyone, I am Gollapalli Sankeerth Goud, an architect from Metpally, Nizamabad. I have been actively practising as Civil Engineer and building planner for the last 6 years with specialization in duplex and independent house construction, poultry, and renovation sites.
Based on my ground-level association from recommending construction materials and on-site supervising, I noticed that most homeowners and builders are ignorant about the TMT bar grade and lack insights on their applications. This is why buildings and homes that are erected using lower-grade bars are vulnerable to aging, and natural harsh environmental impacts. For construction hence, I personally stress on analyzing the grade of TMT bars and quality cement before initiating construction projects.
However, if you are hearing this for the first time and would like to know how to analyze the grade of TMT bars, few useful insights listed below.
Besides choosing the wrong grade TMT bars, other major construction problems that are frequent with the labours are
- Inability to check the right angle and measurement
- Blunder in mixing proportion that directly impacted the plastering of the wall
- Finishing flaws
And all these problems become acute with the use of wrong-grade TMT bars. Hence I would like to share a detailed guide to choose the right TMT bars according to grade and construction requirements
Types of grades and their wide uses:
Generally, the market offers different grades and sizes of TMT bars, of which the size can be customized according to the applications.
The Fe here is iron and 415 is the minimum yield strength. Fe415 is made of iron mixed with the recommended amount of carbon, sulfur, and phosphorous with uniform elongation. Fe415 grade TMT bars are economical and are generally used for small construction in seismic-prone regions.
Here 500 denotes the minimum yield strength and has excellent corrosion-resistant properties. Hence the bar is most suitable for underground construction, sewage tunnel, and multi-story buildings. Because of superior elasticity and stability, the bars stand the test of time against seismic tensions, extreme humidity, and natural calamities.
The minimum yield strength of the bars is 550, and has higher tensile strength. These high-grade TMT bars are mainly used for heavy-duty construction like dams and bridges, and intricate underground projects.
The minimum yield strength of the bar is 600 which has the highest elongation and ductility than the rest of the TMT bars. Here, I would like to share my experience of using MS Life 600+ grade TMT bars that are crafted using the latest German and Italian technology to ensure maximum perfection of their physical and chemical properties.
Since my work sites are mainly spread across the humid areas, with high air salinity, I recommend MS Life 600+ TMT as the perfect reinforcement bars for adding durability and strength to the projects. Because of their flawless ribbed surface and excellent elongation, these bars are best suitable for construction for all the regions with harsh climatic conditions. Besides, their excellent malleability makes them easier to reshape and resize for structural design and other construction applications.
Expert tip to calculate the strength of TMT bars:
While choosing among any grade of TMT bars like Fe415 or Fe 600, the numerical number right after ‘Fe’ denotes the strength and ductility. Higher the number, the stronger the TMT steel bars. This is how you can calculate the grade of TMT bars and make the best use of them according to construction requirements.
I hope my tips will definitely help you confidently choose the right grade of TMT bars for construction from a credible brand like MS Life. You can now buy MS Life 600+ TMT bars from the nearest dealers at the best market price.