Hot dip galvanizing is the form of galvanization where steel and iron are coated with zinc. The zinc alloys with base of metal. This technique of galvanisation is highly practiced as it provides improvement of life and durable nature of steel.
It is highly beneficial if the products are to be used in corrosive environments. Hot-dip galvanizing dramatically improves the longevity and durability of steel. This is especially important in highly corrosive environments. Hot Galvanizing plants are dedicated to practicing this process.
At times, it happens that the natural weather conditions are as such which supports corrosion. At this point of time, it is quite important to protect against corrosion. The hot dip galvanising services are quite essential for Crash barriers, Cable trays and earthing materials.
Metal Crash Barriers also called Highway Guardrails have become a necessity today. Road safety and security are of utmost importance and the metal crash barriers help in aiding it by absorbing the impact energy during accidents. It acts as an additional infrastructural support. It consists of W-beam, Post/spacer, end section and fasteners. Thus, hot dip galvanization for the W-beam, Post/spacer and fasteners are extremely important for safety as well as security. Both the W-beam and Post’s channel section use hot rolled sheets, 3mm 2.67mm thick and 5mm thick respectively. Both are hot dip galvanised according to the standards set by the regulating authority. In case of the fasteners the bolts, nuts and washers hot dip galvanization is required and most importantly this needs to be done in accordance to IS 1364 and IS 1367 of grade 4.6 MS.
The hot dip galvanizing services are also available for cable trays. These cable trays are used to give support to the electrical cables that are insulated and utilised in distributing power, communication and control in the electrical wiring of a building. Hot dip galvanizing is necessary in this regard as corrosion of these can lead to catastrophic results which clearly proves how important it is for the prevention of any kinds of disastrous results or outcomes. Also, it aids in making it longer lasting and durable.
Similarly, for earthing strips, the services of hot dip galvanization. Earthing is conducted to connect the metallic parts of electric machines and equipment to the earth plate or earth electrode with use of thick wire that is conductive. Earthing is done to avert dangers due to discharge of electric energy. Providing hot-dip galvanization for these strips helps ensure appropriate effective efficient and safety in the working of the machines of the industry.
It is extremely important to follow the proper practices of preparation of metal before galvanization is done. The metal is cleaned to remove all contaminants using caustic chemicals and then rinsed followed by further treatment through pickling.