The Ways of Handling and Storing Reinforcing bars

How to handle and store black rebar?
some straight deformed black rebars

Handling:

  1. Avoid treating the rebar roughly.
  2. Use normal handing tools and machines, such as slings, bare chains.

Storage:

  1. Should be covered with polyethylene sheeting or other appropriate material if the rebars are kept out of doors.
  2. Off the ground.
How to handle and store epoxy coated rebar?
some green straight epoxy coated rebars

Handling:

  1. Use spreader bars or strong backs with multiple pick-up points to minimize sags.
  2. Use synthetic slings to reduce damage to the coating.
  3. Avoid using bare chains and cables.
  4. Avoid dragging and collision.
  5. All contact points should be wood or plastic when shipping.
  6. Protect the coating by using foam between the bar and the strapping.

Storage:

  1. Off the ground on suitable materials, such as timber cribbing, wooden boards.
  2. Should be placed free from mud, debris, and other deleterious material.
How to handle and store galvanized rebar?
some straight deformed galvanized rebars lying on the wooden board

Handling:

  1. Avoid treating the rebar roughly.
  2. Use normal handing tools and machines, such as slings, bare chains.

Storage:

  1. Avoid contacting with or uncoated rebars.
  2. Avoid long time placing on wooden materials which easily lead to surface staining.
  3. Off the ground.
How to handle and store stainless steel rebar?
some straight deformed stainless steel rebars

Handling:

  1. Using plastic, stainless steel wire or synthetic straps when strapping.
  2. Use synthetic straps when lifting.
  3. Avoid using carbon steel lifting device.
  4. Avoid using bare chains and steel bands, if it is inevitable, using something to isolate them from the rebars to prevent the direct contact with ferrous materials.

Storage:

  1. Off the ground on suitable materials.
  2. Avoid contacting with or beneath carbon steel rebar or other ferrous materials.
  3. Should be put on the top if the contacting with ferrous material is inevitable when shipping.
  4. Should be covered with polyethylene sheeting or other appropriate material if the rebars are kept out of doors.

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