Hot dip galvanizing gives user benefits no other coating system can match:
protection barrier the work piece is completely covered.
Galvanizing coats areas inaccessible to brush or spray applied coatings.
Thicker coating on corners and edges extra protection for critical areas.
Impact and abrasion resistance metallurgical bond of zinc to steel provides four layers of zinc and zinc-iron alloys. This results in great toughness.
Coating is anodic to base metal cathodic action allows zinc coating to sacrifice itself to protect exposed steel. Cut edges, drill holes or abrasion an impact areas remain rust free. Coating thickness is controlled by the thickness of the steel. A standard minimum thickness results.
Predictable length of life can be charted for varying environments.
At GALVAN, surface preparation, fluxing and galvanizing are performed in the sequence shown in the chart below. This process consistently produces high quality galvanizing coatings to the most exacting customer specifications.
All products pass our in-house Quality Control and Assurance Program to insure that the coating is in compliance with specifications. Our work conforms to ASTM, AASHTO, or Mill Specs. Certifications provided upon request.
GALVAN is a member of the American Hot Dip Galvanizers Association and is involved in developing industry-wide standards for galvanizing quality.
The Galvanizing Process
Material to be coated is immersed in a kettle of molten zinc at a temperature of 850°F. The time of immersion in the galvanizing bath varies with the dimensions and chemistry of the materials being coated. Materials with thick sections take a longer time to galvanize than those with thin sections.
Small articles like nails, fittings, screws, nuts and washers are cleaned, placed in a perforated basket and immersed in the zinc bath. The basket is then centrifuged to remove excess zinc. This spinning action eliminates droplets and irregularities, producing a somewhat thinner and more uniform finish than individual dipping.
Final surface appearance and coating thickness are controlled by four factors: immersion time and/or bath temperature; rate of withdrawal from bath; removal of excess zinc by wiping, shaking or centrifuging; control of cooling rate in water quenching or air cooling.
As a service to the fabrication industry and steel service center, GALVAN maintains equipment and facilities for these requirements:
This is the ideal coating for structures too large to galvanize, but which require the corrosion protection of metallic zinc. Metallizing is applied directly to the work by a spray gun, offering the application ease of paint.
Abrasive Blast Cleaning
GALVAN's equipment handles structural shapes, bar stock, angle, channel and fabrications up to 72" wide, 56" tall and any length.
Heat or Mechanical Straightening
Available if warpage or distortion of light or asymmetrical shapes occurs during galvanizing. Assures proper fit of fabrications in the field.
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