How the updated standard affects the galvanizing industry and customers? Learn more about Important Revisions to ISO 1461. ISO 1461 ‘Hot dip galvanized coatings on fabricated iron and steel articles — Specifications and test methods’ has now been revised by the international technical committee ISO/TC 107/SC 4. The standard will now be adopted by CEN […]
How to make steel even more durable? How can we minimize the need for maintenance of future structures made of it? Let’s find out what is a galvanizing process. In a nutshell, hot-dip galvanizing involves the process of mechanically applying a durable zinc coating to steel. The reaction between zinc and steel takes place in
What’s The Galvanizing Meaning? Steel is used in a variety of areas and is one of the most popular and versatile materials. Its surface requires special care due to its feature of reacting in contact with the environment and corrosion. The galvanizing process allows the steel part to obtain a protective layer. It is enough
Hot dip Galvanizing has been used for many years to protect components an cars and trucks. At first it was used only on low volume, specialist makes such as Rolls Royce, Land Rover and Lotus. BMW used it on the ZI, precursor to that Z3. However, the consumer driven requirement for longer and longer anti-rust
Steel and concrete are the most important materials in the construction of multi-storey car parks. They are frequently used in combination with each other. For example, the steel structure can be used together with a composite floor of steel. Steel can be readily recycled. Galvanizing does not reduce this recyclability. Zinc too can be recycled.
The modern urban landscape contains many different types of balcony. They can bring a marked improvement in quality of life – particularly in residential housing. They offer additional space for leisure and relaxation in the open. They can become oases of peace, relaxation and repose, not only in the centres of towns or in the
Q: We recently had to carry out some remedial work on site, prior to erecting a Hot Dip Galvanized steel structure. The architect on the job was concerned that we might have intrinsically damaged the corrosion protection of the steel. Is this the case? What is the repairing galvanised steel process? A: Small areas
Q: Can I specify a thicker coating than normal and if so, will I achieve a correspondingly increased lifespan for my steel? What is the way of increasing galvanising coating thickness? A: Current indications are that the normal coating thickness of 85 microns will protect most articles for well in excess of 40 years. Therefore,
Galvanizing 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.
Q: We have a large balcony project and the Architect has requested that it be painted after Hot Dip Galvanizing. We have heard that most paint will not adhere directly to freshly galvanized steel. Is this true and how should we overcome this problem? A: In general most paints will not adhere to freshly galvanized