11 Facts about Hot-Dip Galvanizing

December 14, 2020 by Big Bend Author

The hot-dip galvanizing process is very interesting to say the least. It involves coupling fabricated steel with molten zinc. The alloy produced from this reaction is bonded to the steel or iron, ensuring the prevention of corrosion. 

The fact is that without hot-dip galvanizing, steel and iron corrosion are inevitable. Speaking of facts, let’s learn a few more facts about hot-dip galvanizing, shall we? 

1) The hot-dip galvanizing process adds years of service time to your steel parts, and is much cheaper than painting or powder coating.

2) This process is a 150 year old practice in the making. 

3) When the Brooklyn Bridge was built, over 14,500 miles of hot-dip galvanized wire was used for its four main cables. Fast-forward 100 years later when the bridge went under rehabilitation, the hot-dip galvanized cables were still in excellent condition. 

4) Kettles used in the galvanizing process are set at temperatures that range from 815 F and 850 F. 

5) Corrosion is caused by the tendency of the metals that are subjected to air and moisture. 

6) Galvanized steel was named after an eighteenth-century Italian scientist, Luigi Galvani.

7) The zinc coating on galvanized steel is uniform: inside, outside, corners and edges.

8) Galvanized steel is one of the oldest building and manufacturing materials in widespread use. 

9) Our air is cleaner and less contaminated with corrosive emissions thanks to hot-dip galvanizing.

10) Galvanized steel can be made with a process called “dry galvanizing” or “shot blasting” that makes it highly adherent for paint, rubber, and powder coatings.

11) Galvanized steel has become the go-to material in the auto industry.

The hot-dip galvanizing process and galvanized steel have many unique interesting facts about them. Are you interested in working with us on a project? We’re certified in multiple states, but can get certified in any state to work with you and your project! Contact us to see how we can help! 

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