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 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.
The indicated rates are as applicable in 2016 and may vary from the current applicable rates.
Observation : The maintenance cost of fusion bonded epoxy coating & painting is much more in the long run, while galvanizing is virtually maintenance free.