Structural galvanizing is a specialized process that adds a layer of zinc coating to metal structures, providing exceptional protection against corrosion and ensuring their long-term durability. Whether it's bridges, buildings, or industrial frameworks, structural galvanizing plays a crucial role in enhancing the strength and resilience of these structures.
Structural galvanizing is primarily employed to protect metal structures from the damaging effects of corrosion. Corrosion can weaken metal components, compromising their structural integrity and potentially leading to failures.By adding a layer of zinc coating through galvanizing, the base metal is shielded from corrosive elements such as moisture, chemicals, and harsh weather conditions.
General galvanizing is a versatile and widely used process that involves applying a protective zinc coating to metal components. This coating serves as a robust barrier against corrosion, extending the lifespan and enhancing the performance of a wide range of metal objects. From everyday items to industrial equipment, general galvanizing plays a crucial role in preserving the integrity and durability of metal components.
Corrosion is a common enemy of metal objects, causing deterioration, weakening, and potential failure. General galvanizing provides an effective defense by creating a barrier between the metal surface and the environment. The zinc coating acts as a sacrificial layer, preventing corrosive substances such as moisture, chemicals, and salts from directly interacting with the underlying metal. Even if the zinc coating is scratched or damaged, it continues to provide protection by sacrificing itself to corrosion, thus preserving the integrity of the metal object
Spin galvanizing, also known as centrifugal galvanizing, is an advanced process that applies a zinc coating to metal objects by utilizing centrifugal force. This technique offers superior corrosion protection, especially for complex or irregularly shaped components that may be difficult to galvanize using traditional methods.
Spin galvanizing involves the use of a spinning drum or centrifuge, which holds the metal object being galvanized. After the object is loaded into the drum, it is heated to a specific temperature to ensure proper adhesion of the zinc coating. Once heated, the drum is set in motion, rapidly rotating the object within the molten zinc bath. The centrifugal force generated evenly distributes the zinc around the object, resulting in a uniform and complete coating. After galvanizing, the object is removed, excess zinc is removed, and it is left to cool and solidify.
The Arkinstall Approach
We have built solid partnerships over the many years we have been trading to give us assess to shot blasting, powder coating, larger galvanizing facilities, spin galvanizers and transport companies. Arkinstall have built an enviable reputation for Hot Dip Galvanizing based on more than 120 years experience and as privately owned company, we can offer a highly personalised service tailored to meet your galvanizing requirements.
Arkinstall realise that in today’s competitive environment, companies expect the best possible service from their suppliers. Therefore, we tailor our services to suit the exacting needs of our customers, with over 50% of the goods we produce being processed and dispatched inside of 24 hours.
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