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 protective metal does not get rusty as easily. The coating also gives the steel a more durable, hard to scratch finish that many people find attractive. For countless outdoor, marine, or industrial applications, galvanized steel is an essential fabrication component.
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.
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.