# PARAM VISIONS

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### What is the length per kg. of barbed fencing wire?

The length/kg. of the barbed wire largely depends upon the wire gauge and its type. The other factors which affect the length are barb wire spacing, no. of barb in a single point, and the barb length.

Given below are the length per kg. and also wt. per running meter of some commonly used barbed wires at the different barb wire spacing.

 Sl. No. SWG of Barbed wire Spacing of barb in inches Wire length in m/kg. Wire wt./Rm in kg. 1. 12×12 3 inch 4 inch 5 inch 6 inch 6.06 mt./kg. 6.76 7.27 7.64 0.165 kg 0.148 0.138 0.131 2. 12×14 3 inch 4 inch 5 inch 6 inch 7.33 mt./kg 7.91 8.30 8.57 0.136 kg 0.126 0.120 0.117 3. 13×13 3 inch 4 inch 5 inch 6 inch 7.98 mt./kg. 8.90 9.57 10.05 0.125 kg 0.112 0.104 0.099 4. 13×14 3 inch 4 inch 5 inch 6 inch 8.85 mt./kg. 9.69 10.29 10.71 0.113 kg 0.103 0.097 0.093 5. 14×14 3 inch 4 inch 5 inch 6 inch 10.46 mt./kg. 11.66 12.54 13.18 0.096 kg 0.086 0.079 0.076 6. 15×15 3 inch 4 inch 5 inch 6 inch 13.89 mt./kg . 15.49 16.67 17.51 0.072 kg. 0.065 0.060 0.057

Where SWG stands for standard wire gauge.

### What is the cost per kg. of barbed wire?

The price of the barbed wire depends upon the type of wire, the thickness of the zinc coating, the spacing of the barb, the material used, etc. The approximate price of the barbed wire in the Indian market, depending upon its type is given below.

 Sl.No. Type of barbed wire Average price/kg. in Indian Rupees Average price/kg. in American Dollars 1. Galvanized Rs 60/ kg. USD 0.85/ kg.. 2. P.V.C. coated Rs 80 / kg. USD 1.15/ kg. 3. Stainless steel Rs 150 / kg. USD 2.15/ kg.

### Barbed fencing wire buying tips.

The following are the points to be considered while purchasing the barbed wires.

1. Type of the barbed wire depending upon the

a)  No. of twists.
b) Type of surface coating.

2. Materials used in the manufacturing process.

3. The gauge of the line wire and barb wire.

4. The spacing of the barb wire.

5. Number of barb wire at a single point and its length.

6. Total length in a bundle and weight per running mt.

7. Diameter and packaging type of wire bundle.

### Barbed wire package details

The different styles of barbed wire packing with the average details of its bundle size, wire length, and weight are provided below.

1. Barbed wire packing types

a) Simple packing with woven bags and waterproof papers.
b) Carton packing.
c) Wood roller packing.
d) Wire roller packing.
e) With wood/steel/plastic handle.

2. The weight of the barbed wire bundle: 20- 35 kg.

3. The diameter of the bundle: 25- 35 cm.

4. Length of the wire in a bundle: 180 - 400 m.

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