Tension Bar Systems

Petersen is a quality assured UK manufacturer of stainless steel structural tie bar assemblies. Our manufacturing facility and experienced support team have an established track record of quality, cost and delivery on projects of all sizes.

Stainless Steel Tension Bars, also known as Stainless Tension Rods, Stainless Steel Tie Bars and Stainless Tie Rods, are manufactured in the UK and by Petersen. SBS-450 bar systems consist of a threaded 316 Stainless Steel Tie Bar terminated with fork clevis adjusters at each end. SBS-450 fork clevis ends and double head clevis pins are designed in accordance with BS5950-1:2000, EN 1993-1-11:2006 and EN 1993-1-8:2005 and are machined - not cast - from a high-strength duplex stainless steel.

Petersen adjuster forks allow a generous amount of adjustment of +/- two times the bar diameter. After installation the 316 stainless Tension Bar can be rotated to set the correct length. The architectural tie bar system is locked using tapered lock cover nuts.

All bars are manufactured from specially drawn bar-stock with rolled threads. Architectural Bar systems are available in up to 6m single lengths, couplers can be used to span further.

Tension Bars in Swimming pool roof and ceiling trusses, window braces, ducting, lighting and slide hangers operate in a highly corrosive environment. We manufacture Super Duplex Swimming Pool Tension Bar Systems from grades 32760 and 32550 Ferrinox for use in these applications.

Nitronic 50 is a high-tensile stainless steel permitting much greater loads for a given cross-section. Use of this grade reduces visual impact and most importantly self-weight. Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel Tension Bars are available in single lengths up to 100m and can be coiled for easy shipping. The Nitronic 50 Stainless Tension Member is cold-headed and seats in a threaded 'nose'. The nose screws in to the SBS-450 fork clevis end allowing adjustment.

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System B1

SBS-450 Stainless Steel Architectural Tie Bar assembly with a left-hand/right-hand threaded bar and adjuster forks fitted at each end. After installation the Tension Bar can be rotated to set the correct length. The system is locked using tapered lock cover nuts. Tension Bar systems are available in up to 6m single lengths, couplers can be used to span further.

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System B2

Nitronic 50 drawn rod has been used on a number of notable structures world-wide over the past 20 years. Owing to its high strength (almost double that of 316 grade stainless steel) self weight is roughly 50% that of a traditional 316 tie bar system. Nitronic tie bars can be supplied in single lengths of up to 100m which are packed as coils for easy shipping.

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System B3

Stainless Steel Structural Tension Bars can be supplied without fork ends applications where they can be bolted through steelwork.

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