Hot Dip Galvanizing
Galvanized steel is steel that has gone through a chemical process to keep it from corroding. The steel gets coated in layers of zinc oxide because this…
Galco now operates four galvanizing baths, at three locations - Dublin, Cork & Waterford. This gives us unrivalled capacity and flexibility and ensures you get your steel on site, on time every time. Leadtimes have been dramatically reduced at all plants and we also operate a Booking System so that you can achieve the demanding schedules required in today's fast moving construction industry. We aim to provide the highest possible levels of Customer Service and are happy to advise our customers
Leadtimes can vary depending on the time of year and how much demand there is within the industry, however most orders are completed within one week. The actual process of Hot Dip Galvanizing takes approximately half a day from start to finish so small urgent items are often processed within 24 - 48 hours.
Galco provides a full technical service for Engineers & Architects in Ireland including literature, telephone enquiries, plant visits and in-house CPD presentations. The course describes what Hot Dip Galvanizing is and corrosion protection it provides. It also includes the process of application, the relevant standards, quality assurance, on-site inspection, life expectancy and sustainability.
Want the best possible finish on your galvanized steelwork? Well designed steelwork lends itself to a smooth clean finish when galvanized. The first question you should ask yourself is:'How suitable is this article for dipping in a bath of molten zinc? If you would like advice on any aspect of design, please phone us or send us a drawing of the item you would like to dip. This often allows us to recommend some simple alterations that will provide you with the optimum finish.
Hot dip galvanizing is the process of coating iron or steel with a layer of zinc by immersing the metal in a bath of molten zinc at a temperature of around 860 °F (460 °C). During the process, a metallurgically bonded coating is formed which protects the steel from harsh environments, whether they be external or internal. Galvanizing is probably the most environmentally friendly process available to prevent corrosion.