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In the Philippines, the local term for rebars is “kabilya” but it may also be referred to by engineers and site personnel as reinforcing steel bars, deformed bars (debars) or concrete reinforcements. Consequently, we have the PNS 49 as the national rebar standard. To explain, it details the technical specifications of rebars per grade, class, and size and determines if a rebar is of standard quality.

Confused with the multitudes of international rebar standards out there?

Then, check out the comparison charts we’ve made! For this purpose, we made a comparison of the Philippines steel bars standard with both the international American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A615 and A706 standards. Moreover, we also made a comparison with the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) G 3112. Certainly, you can visit us regularly for more updates or contact us for more information.

Basic Rebar Rolling Mill Process

Basic Rebar Rolling Mill Process
In summary, the basic rebar rolling mill process generally consists of several steps. Firstly, billet reheating. Secondly, rolling. Thirdly, cooling. Finally, the cutting and bundling of the final product for delivery. Likewise, the rolling stage actually as three more sub steps: roughing, intermediate, and finishing.

Rebar Mechanical Properties

Above, this table shows the required rebar mechanical properties as per PNS 49:2020.

Standard Rebar Bending Guide

PNS 49 2020 Bend Requirements
Above, this table shows the standard bending pin diameters for bend testing as per PNS 49:2020.

To illustrate, below is the link for our bend meter guide tool

Steel Bars Weight Table

steel rebars weight
In addition, the permissible variation in actual weight of a steel bar from the theoretical weight shall not exceed 6% as per PNS 49:2020. 

Rebar Deformation Requirements

Above, this table shows the physical requirements for rebars as per PNS 49:2020.

Now, you may ask, “so how can I buy steel bars from you”?

Visit our Rebar Price List page! In particular, simply choose the rebar grade, diameter, and length you want and request a formal quote from our sales coordinators.

Need your own steel bars Philippines standard?

Finally, check out the official Bureau of Philippines Standards (BPS) to buy your own exclusive copy of PNS 49 and other Philippine standards you need.