A Cost Effective Way to Protect Against Corrosion
During the hot dip galvanization process, steel is submerged in a vat of molten zinc. The iron in the steel bonds with the zinc and forms a protective coating that prevents moisture from making contact with the steel. This protects the metal from corrosion and rust.
In addition to hot dipped pieces being both rust and abrasion resistant, they also require no maintenance. Once dipped, steel parts and channels should remain rust free for life, making them perfect for high moisture and/or outdoor applications.
A Little Bit About the Process
Before the steel can be dipped, it must first be properly prepared to ensure maximum adhesion of the zinc coating. First, the steel is cleaned, degreased, pickled – to remove any scale or rust – and finally it is fluxed. Only then can the steel be dipped.
Steel is typically introduced to the molten zinc bath at an angle so that no air pockets can form in the coating. Otherwise, air pockets might mar the finish as well as reduce its efficacy and corrosion resistance factor.
What We Can Hot Dip Galvanize
- Metal Strut Channel
- Fabricated Parts
- Bent Plate
- and more!