Covid-19 Update


Following the sudden announcement of new Government restrictions, we wish to confirm that both Sperrin plants will be closed from Monday 30th March until Tues 14th April. Any customer needing “limited essential work” as defined by the Government’s guidelines should email for further assistance. We will keep you updated as things

Covid-19 Update2020-03-30T11:01:04+02:00

Coronavirus update


Update: 19th March, 2020 We are currently in a very difficult and challenging time and our major concerns are the health and wellbeing of all our staff, customers and their extended families. We are also conscious that we need to manage our business very carefully if we are to continue to operate

Coronavirus update2020-03-20T08:04:33+01:00

A Guide to Hot Dip Galvanizing to Standard BS EN ISO 1461 : 2009


The European and International standard covering post-fabrication hot dip galvanizing of steelwork I.S. EN ISO 1461 : 2009 Hot Dip Galvanized Coatings n Fabricated Iron and Steel Articles – Specifications and Test Methods, covers the galvanizing of steel fabrications, sections and castings in a bath of molten zinc containing a minimum of

A Guide to Hot Dip Galvanizing to Standard BS EN ISO 1461 : 20092018-07-06T12:02:01+02:00

Considerations before Hot Dip Galvanizing: Steel Composition


During the hot dip galvanizing process, iron and steel components are heated to the temperature of the galvanizing bath, of about 450°C. While the steel is immersed in the molten zinc, layers on zinc-iron alloy are formed on the surface by a process of diffusion. When the steel components are withdrawn from

Considerations before Hot Dip Galvanizing: Steel Composition2018-07-05T10:26:33+02:00

Considerations before Hot Dip Galvanizing: Steel Condition


The chemical composition and the condition of the steel which forms the base material are vitally important for successful hot dip galvanizing. They affect the thickness, structure and quality of the galvanized coating. For best results, it is just as important for the customer to ensure that the construction and design are suitable

Considerations before Hot Dip Galvanizing: Steel Condition2018-07-04T15:33:31+02:00

Bimetallic Corrosion


When two dissimilar metals come into direct contact and an electrolyte such as moisture is present, a battery cell is created and an electrical current flows. This causes the more electronegative or anodic metal as determined from the electro-chemical series (see below) to corrode more rapidly. This means that galvanizing being a

Bimetallic Corrosion2018-07-03T17:19:11+02:00

Batch Galvanised vs Pregalvanised Products


It is common misconception that any zinc coating can be termed as galvanizing but this is in fact not the case as there are many different processes by which a zinc coating may be applied. Hot Dip Galvanizing refers only to coatings formed by immersing steelwork into molten zinc. However, there are

Batch Galvanised vs Pregalvanised Products2018-06-28T15:17:14+02:00

Corrosion Prevention


The various processes for protecting steel from corrosion using zinc and their characteristics   Hot Dip Galvanizing (General Galvanizing) A batch process in which prepared steel is immersed in molten zinc at around 450°C (galvanizing of fabricated articles in accordance with BS EN ISO 1461). A metallically bonded coating of zinc-iron alloy

Corrosion Prevention2018-06-28T15:16:59+02:00

Specifier Galvanising Checklist


The achievement of a quality hot dip galvanized coating, for general and architectural use, is dependent on many issues, some controllable and some not. This checklist addresses the issues that can be controlled by the designer and those controllable by the galvanizer. LEAD TIMES In the case of large contracts, the galvanizer

Specifier Galvanising Checklist2018-06-18T10:42:48+02:00