Design Guide for Galvanizing

It is important to consider the corrosion protection of ferrous articles when they are being designed. The key factors to consider when designing for hot dip galvanizing are the design’s impact on:

  • Safety during the process
  • Quality of the coating
  • Aesthetics

Providing general information on basic design and detailing practice, including venting and draining, to assist in the safe and quality hot dip galvanizing of articles.

Importance of Venting & Draining

Importance of Venting & Draining

Formation of the hot dip galvanized coating occurs from the reaction of ferrous metal and molten zinc...

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General Principles

General Principles

Facilities exist to galvanize components of virtually any size and shape, depending on...

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Frames & Fabrications

Frames & Fabrications

Design details are important when fabricated articles are to be hot dip galvanized...

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Handrails & Balustrades

Handrails & Balustrades

There is a large variety of handrail and balustrade designs. Handrail may be galvanized...

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Hollow Vessels

Hollow Vessels

Hollow vessels may require temporary stays during the galvanizing process...

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Overlapping Surfaces

Overlapping Surfaces

Large, seal-welded overlapping surfaces require venting in the form of a hole(s) drilled...

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Moving Parts

Moving Parts

Where articles require free movement of parts, e.g. drop handles, hinges, shackles, shafts or...

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Threaded Items

Threaded Items

Due to their small relative size, threaded fasteners, nuts and washers are usually hot dip galvanized...

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Appendices

Appendices

Most ferrous materials are suitable to be hot dip galvanized, including...

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