Archive

What is Hot Galvanized Steel?

Hot galvanized steel consists of a steel object that has been coated with zinc in a process known as hot dip galvanizing. This galvanizing process creates a permanent bond between the steel and the zinc, and gives the object enhanced qualities that it would not have without the zinc coating. Hot galvanized steel has a grainy, crystallized appearance that is quite different from the darker finish of non-galvanized steel.

To make hot galvanized steel, the steel object must be thoroughly cleaned to remove all grease and dirt that could interfere with the galvanizing process. Next, the object is dipped in…

Read More

What is Galvanized Steel Wire?

  • 0 Comments
  • November 14, 2022
  • by admin
  • Galvanized Steel Wire,
  • Leave a comment

Galvanized steel wire refers to any steel wire product that has subjected to a galvanizing process to improve its resistance to corrosion. This process typically involves dipping the finished wire product into a bath of heated zinc compound to form a scratch- and corrosion-resistant coating across the entire surface of the wire. Although this coating is not considered to be a permanent anti-corrosion solution, it does greatly increase the wire’s resistance to rust and thus considerably prolongs its service lifespan. Galvanized steel wire is available in a wide range of gauges and lengths, and is used extensively in the…

Read More

Galvanizing Thickness

  • 0 Comments
  • November 9, 2022
  • by admin
  • Galvanizing Thickness,
  • Leave a comment

Eventually, the zinc will be corroded, although how long this takes depends on the thickness of the coating and the environment. Galvanized steel has a much shorter lifespan when it’s regularly exposed to rain or seawater.

Various American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications provide guidelines and continuity for the thickness of galvanized metals. Galvanization of nails and screws is the most common method of preventing the unsightly staining seen on many types of house siding.

Read more: Galvanizing Thickness

Read More

What Are the Different Uses of Galvanized Iron?

Galvanized iron is iron ore that has been refined, molded and coated with zinc plating. The zinc provides the galvanization, as zinc resists corrosion typical of ungalvanized wrought or cast iron. Galvanized iron is manufactured and used for wide variety of purposes but its primary use is for sheet metal roofing and other building materials, such as metal framing studs, metal roof shingles and fencing. Other uses include wire mesh, pipes, roof ornaments and other decorative exterior architectural products, gutters, flashing, metal buckets and connectors, such as screws and nails. The material resists rust and is therefore a very…

Read More

Critical role of galvanized steel in the mining industry

The mining industry requires a significant investment in infrastructure to be as efficient and as productive as possible. This is where galvanized steel plays a critical role, reports Simon Norton, Manager, Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association.

Essential infrastructure in the mining industry ranges from steel shaft structures (buntons, station steelwork, headgear) to stope structures (roof supports, pipe hangers), haulway structures (ore transfer stations, electrical stubbies) as well as surface structures (plant buildings, tank supports, pipe gantries, conveyor belts, stacks, stockpile structures, stairways, railings).

Maintenance of structural components can often be difficult because of the environment of exposure (including those…

Read More

Hot dip galvanizing versus zinc-rich paint

Engineering and technical staff often get confused over the various terms bandied about in South African industry such as ‘galvanized’ or ‘cold galvanizing’ or ‘zinc-rich paints’. So, what’s the difference?

It is metallic zinc in hot dip galvanizing that affords cathodic protection and barrier protection to galvanized steel. The extent of protection offered is directly proportional to the zinc coating thickness.

This is not so for zinc-rich paint, which consists of fine zinc powder dispersed in a dry film of paint resins. A further factor to be considered is the environment to which these coatings would be exposed. Paint coatings are…

Read More

ASTM A653 Galvanized Steel Coil – The American Standard For Cold Rolled Materials

  • 0 Comments
  • September 7, 2022
  • by admin
  • ASTM A653 Galvanized Steel Coil,
  • Leave a comment

This is the American standard for cold rolled materials. This standard is issued with the fixed designation A 653 / A 653M; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of the original adoption or, in the case of the revision, the year of the last revision. A number in brackets indicates the year of the last approval.

This is the American standard for cold rolled materials. This standard is issued with the fixed designation A 653 / A 653M; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of the original adoption or, in the case of the…

Read More

What are the Benefits of Galvanization For A Car?

  • 0 Comments
  • September 5, 2022
  • by admin
  • Galvanization For A Car,
  • Leave a comment

The credit for the invention of galvanization goes to Stanislas Sores.
Galvanized steel can live up to almost 170 years! Free from corrosion
Galvanized steel is waterproof and prevents water damage well.

Like any other metal in the universe, cars are susceptible to corrosion or rusting. Corrosion refers to the metal surface’s oxidizing process that leads to its deterioration and eventual disintegration. It is extremely important to prevent car parts from getting damaged due to corrosion. One of the best ways to prevent corrosion is by galvanization. Let us look at what galvanization is and find out the advantages of galvanizing the…

Read More

The Future Of Steel In The Automotive Industry

  • 0 Comments
  • August 10, 2022
  • by admin
  • Steel In The Automotive Industry,
  • Leave a comment

Could you please give a brief introduction to WorldAutoSteel and its key drivers?
We are the automotive group of the World Steel Association and our program is comprised of 18 global automotive sheet steel producers from around the world.

The purpose of our organization is to pool resources to demonstrate the most advanced steels for the automotive industry. With our combined resources we’re able to show the best of what can be done with these steels to produce lighter and safer vehicles with lower emissions. That’s our main purpose for getting…

Read More

3 Ways Pressure Vessel Steel is Used

  • 0 Comments
  • August 8, 2022
  • by admin
  • Pressure Vessel Steel, Steel,
  • Leave a comment

Pressure vessels are the names given to closed containers that house gases or liquids at a significantly different pressure to ambient pressure. Given that safety and reliability are two key factors in the utility of pressure vessels, their production process is tightly controlled and the products are often tested for quality.

A range of materials can be used to fabricate pressure vessels, including pressure vessel steel. Pressure vessel steel, as the name suggests, is specifically designed and engineered to meet the stringent regulations regarding the manufacture of pressure vessels.

Pressure Vessel…

Read More