BENEFITS OF HOT DIP GALVANIZING
LOWEST FIRST COST:-
In many cases galvanizing costs less to apply compared to other coating with shorter life.
LOWEST LONG TERM COST :-
Even in case where the initial cost of galvanizing is higher than a comparable alternative coasting system , Galvanizing is in invariably cheaper in the long run.
LONG LIFE :-
The Standard 610 gm /Sqm galvanized coating has a typical life without maintenance of more than 50 years in rural environments & upto 40 years in urban & coastal conditions.
The galvanizing coating is bonded metallurgically to the base steel so that it becomes part of steel surface it protects. Coating life & performance are therefore reliable & predictable.
COATING TOUGHNESS :-
A galvanizing coating has unique metallurgical structure which gives out standing resistance to mechanical damages in transport & commissioning.
ELIMINATION OF MAINTENANCE FOR LONG PERIODS :-
The use of galvanizing deters maintenance for very long periods compared to other coatings on steel.
AUTOMATIC PROTECTION :-
Galvanized coating corrode preferentially to steel, providing sacrificial or cathodic protection to steel unlike any other organic coating.
COMPLETE PROTECTION :-
Every part of galvanizing article is fully protected , even the sharp corners & inaccessible areas. No other coating applied to a structure can provide the same protection.
EASE OF INSPECTION :-
Galvanizing coating thickness is controlled automatically by steel thickness & a standard minimum coating mass to weight ratio. Soundness & continuity of coating can be judged by bare eyes.
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES :-
Galvanizing has no effect on the mechanical & chemical properties of commonly galvanized structural steel.
TIME SAVING :–
Galvanizing is a faster process than painting or epoxy saving substantial time in commissioning or in assembly. Further there is no specific handling requirement of galvanized steel hence saving cost and time.