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Barbed Wire

Barbed wire
Chart of single strand barbed wire
Chart of traditional ordinary twisted barbed wire
Chart of reverse double twisted barbed wire
Specification of Single Strand Barbed Wire
Main wire diameter D, mm Barb wire diameter d, mm Barb Spacing S, mm
1.81.850; 75; 100; 125; 150
2.02.050; 75; 100; 125; 150
2.22.050; 75; 100; 125; 150
2.52.250; 75; 100; 125; 150
2.62.250; 75; 100; 125; 150
2.72.250; 75; 100; 125; 150
2.82.250; 75; 100; 125; 150
3.02.250; 75; 100; 125; 150
Specification of Double Strand Barbed Wire
Main wire diameter D1 & D2, mm Barb wire diameter d, mm Barb Spacing S, mm
1.41.450; 75; 100; 125; 150
1.51.550; 75; 100; 125; 150
1.61.650; 75; 100; 125; 150
1.71.750; 75; 100; 125; 150
1.81.850; 75; 100; 125; 150
1.91.950; 75; 100; 125; 150
2.02.050; 75; 100; 125; 150

Purpose of the Barbed Wire

Barbed wire is used to create fences and hedges, as well as to be installed on fences and other structures. Barbed wire can be used in conjunction with a concertina or single coil barriers as a tension wire. The protective properties of barbed wire are high, but significantly lower than those of razor wire and razor wire barriers. For this reason, ordinary barbed wire is recommended for use in agriculture and other areas, the safety requirements are not so high. Instead of barbed wire to protect the perimeter of critical facilities, it is recommended to razor wire, a spiral barrier, concertina, or another type of razor wire barrier.

Barbed Wire Construction

Barbed wire can have a different design. Several types of barbed wire are widespread - it can be single and double strand, double strand barbed wire may be ordinary and reverse twisted, traditional and double twisted. In the first case, the basis of barbed wire is one strand of steel wire, on which wire barbs are wound, in the second case, two strands of steel wire twisted together along the entire length serve as the basis. In ordinary twisted barbed wire, its strand wires are twisted in one direction; in reverse twisted wire, the strands twist direction changes between groups of wire barbs. Traditional and double twisted barbed wire differ in how the barbs are wound. In traditional twisted wire, the barbs are wound on one strand, while double twisted means that the barbed wire barbs are wound on both strands.

Barbed Wire Materials

Barbed wire is usually made from uncoated low carbon steel wire. For the manufacture of spikes, the same wire is used, only of a smaller diameter than the base. To increase the service life, zinc-coated wire is now widely used, in addition, it is possible to make barbed wire coated with a polymer that will protect against corrosion and give the barbed wire the desired color.