LIFE CYCLE ADVANTAGES OF GBARZ (GALVANIZED RE-BARS)

Let’s understand the life cycle cost by using three types of coated TMT, in the same environment, at the average cost in Rupees Per Metric Ton of Steel.

Hot Dip Galvanizing Epoxy Coating Painting
Year 00 14000 12000 10000
Year 05 0 0* 10000
Year 10 0 12000 10000
Year 15 0 0* 10000
Year 20 0 12000 10000
Year 25 0 0* 10000
Year 30 0 12000 10000
Year 35 0 0* 10000
Year 40 0 12000 10000
Year 45 0 0* 10000
Year 50 End Of Life
Life Cycle Cost 14000 60000 10000
About 4.5 Times about 7 Times

*Only if the coating is not damaged before or while concreting.

For simplicity, we have not calculated inflation and other hidden cost like replacing interior appearance, additional of steel etc. The maintenance cost of fusion bonded epoxy coating & painting is much more in the long run, while galvanizing is virtually maintenance free.