Hot-dip galvanizing is the best and most economical way to protect iron and steel against rust, and it ensures a long, maintenance-free service life.
Steel is a nobler metal than zinc, so the zinc provides cathodic protection of the steel. During the hot-dip galvanizing process, zinc and iron react to form an alloy. This acts as an extremely strong adhesion between the metals.
Hot-dip galvanized steel requires no maintenance, and has a service life of 50–100 years, depending on climate conditions. Wet coating, or powder coating, will extend the service life even further.
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NOT Varmforzinking has one of the largest hot-dip galvanizing facilities in Norway, with a capacity of 7,500 tonnes per year.
T=460°C, l 13 m x w 1.5 m x h 2.2 m
Zinc content in the crucible: 320 tonnes
Max. dimensions of structures:
l 12 m x w 1.49 m x h 4 m.
The surface of the steel is cleaned through the following pre-treatment process: cleaning in degreasing bath and HCl pickling bath. Next in line is a rinsing bath, followed by a bath containing Florflux, a binding agent to ensure that the zinc bonds with the steel. The steel is then allowed to dry. Finally, the pre-treated steel is dipped in a bath of zinc.
Painted/primed steel must be sandblasted prior to pre-treatment. The surface of the steel is cleaned through the following pre-treatment process: cleaning in HCl pickling bath. Next in line is a rinsing bath, followed by a bath containing Florflux, a binding agent to ensure that the zinc bonds with the steel. The steel is then allowed to dry. Finally, the pre-treated steel is dipped in a bath of zinc.
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Technical details of hot-dip galvanising
Choice of steel for hot-dip galvanising
Max. dimensions, joists and pipes: l 16 m.
4 gantry cranes with a lifting capacity of 6.4 tonnes per crane. The greatest lifting capacity for structures is 12.8 tonnes.
We operate the following daily transport departures:
Bergen – Stavanger
Stavanger – Bergen
Stavanger – Kristiansand – Eastern Norway
Eastern Norway – Kristiansand – Stavanger
We can also assist with other destinations.
Please feel free to call our planners for transport prices on +47 982 96 251, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: +47 51 79 18 60.
References – hot-dip galvanizing