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10 good reasons for galvanizing

Hot Dip Galvanizing is the proven way to protect steel from corrosion. It’s tough, durable and sustainable and provides more than 50 years maintenance free life in most environments. At Galco we provide a fast and friendly service for all customers large and small with excellent value for money. Typical lead-times 3-5 days. Here [...]

By |2018-09-25T09:38:06+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: galvanizing, Main News|0 Comments

Galvanizing in Action: Automotive

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 [...]

By |2017-07-17T09:39:12+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments

Car Park Design

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 [...]

By |2017-07-10T10:00:18+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments

Galvanizing in action: Balconies design

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 [...]

By |2017-07-04T10:25:16+00:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments

Can galvanized steel be repaired?

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 [...]

By |2017-07-04T10:36:03+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments

Can I specify a thicker coating than normal?

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. [...]

By |2017-07-04T10:44:26+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Design, galvanizing|0 Comments

How long does it take to galvanize steel?

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 [...]

By |2017-07-04T11:00:19+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: galvanizing, HDG Process|0 Comments

Galvanizing and painting balconies

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 [...]

By |2017-07-04T11:14:21+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Duplex Systems, galvanizing|0 Comments

Batch Galvanized vs Pregalvanized Products

It is common misconception that any zinc coating can be termed as galvanizing but this is in fact not the case as there are many different processes by which a zinc coating may be applied. Hot Dip Galvanizing refers only to coatings formed by immersing steelwork into molten zinc. However, there are two variations [...]

By |2017-07-04T13:52:46+00:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Design, galvanizing|0 Comments

Staining and Discolouration of Hot Dip Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steelwork can be subject to staining and discolouration which can sometimes be mistaken for failure of the coating and rusting of the base steel. There are numerous reasons why such staining may take place and there are summaries below. Surface Contamination One of the most common causes of discolouration is general surface contamination [...]

By |2017-07-04T13:57:44+00:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments