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The Pag-asa Rebar

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THE PAG-ASA REBAR

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Pag-asa Steel rebar products are identifiable through the Company Logo ("PSW", short for Pagasa Steel Works), which is hot-rolled and embossed onto each bar at specified intervals. The

Rebar Size Mark, which specifies the nominal diameter of the bar, is also hot-rolled adjacent to
the company logo.
Pag-asa Steel pioneered the practice of placing its logo on its bars in 1975, before it was
mandated by law. The Bureau of Product Standards of the Department of Trade and Industry of
the Philippines now requires all rebar manufacturers to put identifying marks on their bars.

STANDARDS

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Pag-asa Steel produces superior reinforcing steel bars in an array of sizes, lengths, and grades in
adherence to Philippine National Standard (PNS 49:2002), as well as the global ASTM Standard
(ASTM A615/A706) established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (now known as
ASTM International).

BAR SIZES

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Pag-asa Steel manufactures and sells the following standard sizes (in nominal diameters):
10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 28mm, 32mm, and 36mm. Larger sizes such as 40mm
and 50mm bars may be produced via special order.

For steel bars, the terms "size" and "nominal diameter" are used interchangeably.

WEIGHT TOLERANCE

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Because variation in cross sectional area occurs during hot rolling, a corresponding variation in
linear weight is to be expected. For this reason, PNS 49 provides for an allowable 'variation in
mass' (VIM) of 6%, measured using one meter of rebar.

COMMERCIAL LENGTHS

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Pag-asa Steel rebars come in the following commercial lengths: 6.0m, 7.5m, 9.0m, 10.5m, and
12.0 m. Special lengths of 13.5 and 15.0 meters may be produced via special order.

Just like weight, the cut length of a rebar may also vary because of shrinkage as it cools down.
The minimum acceptable lengths of the finished rebar according to the Philippine Standard are as
follows:

Std. Length (m)

Min. Acceptable Length (m)

6.0

5.960

7.5

7.453

9.0

8.935

10.5

10.440

12.0

11.940

GRADES

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Pag-asa Steel rebars comes in the following grades to meet high, intermediate, and low-tensile
building requirements.

ASTM vs PNS
Codes

Popular
Nomenclature

Typical Application

Grade 33 / PNS

Structural Grade

Low-rise Buildings and Low Loading

230

Conditions

Grade 40 / PNS
275

Intermediate Grade

Medium-rise Structures /
Infrastructure Work

Grade 60 / PNS
415

High-Tensile Grade

Medium & High-rise Structures /


Infrastructure

Higher tensile grades designated as Grade 75 / 500 and Grade 80 / 550 are also available
subject to agreement and availability.
The three grades are distinguished by different color markings painted at the ends of each bar,
as shown in the following table:

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STEEL REINFORCING BARS

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In the design of structures, reinforcing bars embedded in concrete augment the composite
structure to better withstand tensile loads and bending / shearing stress.
These concrete rebars are also known as "deformed bars" (as opposed to plain round bars) due
to surface protrusions in the form of radial lugs and axial fins, better known as "deformations".
These deformations in the rebar surface ensure a good bond and prevent slippage between steel
and concrete, assuming that concreting work was properly done.
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OUR STEEL REBARS

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Pag-asa Steel produces superior quality concrete reinforcing steel bars or "rebars" in standard
sizes and lengths in Grades 230, 275, and 415, as specified in the Philippine National Standard
PNS 49:2002 and in accordance with the global ASTM Standard ASTM A615/A706.
Higher grades and plain round bars may also be available upon request.

OUR CUSTOMIZED CUT AND BEND SERVICES

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We provide convenience and cost savings by precutting and bending rebars into customized
shapes to meet construction requirements.

OUR LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES

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Our Quality Assurance testing laboratory is an ISO 17025:2005-accredited laboratory by the


Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) and the Department of Public Works and Highways
(DPWH).
Our QA lab offers physical, mechanical, and chemical testing services for steel products using our
Shimadzu OES5500 Spectrometer and Shimadzu 200 Ton Universal Testing Machine.
It is capable of providing the following tests and analysis:

Complete Physical Test


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Deformation

Variation in Mass

Mechanical Test (via the Universal Testing Machine)


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Tension Test

Compression Test

Bend Test

Chemical Analyses (via the Optical Emission Spectrometer)


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Low alloy steel

Low to medium carbon steel

Our Quality Assurance laboratory rigorously tests raw materials and finished products before
these products reach our customers. To document these test results and showcase adherence of
our products to Philippine National Standards, we produce a Mill Certificate that accompanies
each delivery of steel bars from Pag-asa Steel to its clients. This test certificate signifies Pag-asa
Steel's commitment to quality and ensures that only products with correct specifications are
delivered to the customer.
Aside from conducting laboratory tests to certify product quality for our customers, we offer lab
testing services for other manufacturers upon request. These requests are subject to

management approval and availability of equipment, and must be scheduled in advance with our
QA lab. Please contact quality@pagasasteel.com to inquire more about these testing services.