Galvanising Reactive Steel

Galvanising Reactive Steel Galvanising Reactive Steel Galvanising provides a metallurgical coating, which means the reactivity of the base steel will affect the coating structure and appearance. While most steels are suitable for galvanising and produce a shiny, silver coating, high reactive steels produce a coating that’s typically two to ten times thicker and composed primarily […]

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Embrittlement Embrittlement Although embrittlement after galvanising is rare, there are two types that pose concerns to Engineers and Fabricators:    Hydrogen embrittlement can occur when hydrogen gets trapped within the grains of the steel, causing cracking. Accelerated strain-age embrittlement can occur when steel becomes very brittle in high stress areas that are exposed to elevated

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Stainless Steel in direct contact

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 zinc

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