Hot Dip Galvanizing

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the zinc tank

Know your microns

It is astonishing to think that a coating, just thicker than a sheet of A4 paper, can protect a steel structure for the better part of one hundred years.

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We launched ‘the zinc tank’, where we’ll inform you about the latest technical insights into the process, performance and the many uses of galvanized steel.

Featured ProjectThe Rising Path

The Rising Path

Chadwick Dryer Clarke Studio

The Rising Path has been devised as a gently sloping path that leads off from the established path network. The journey along and up the spiral path takes you through the maturing conifer collection of the New Pinetum.

The landings are nodes along the path explaining plant evolution and family development using graphic text on the decking and information panels…

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Up to 170 years of protection

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Hot dip galvanizing corrosion map

This map provides data for the atmospheric corrosion rate of hot dip galvanizing. Search for a location and hover over the 10 km grid to obtain the corrosion rate. The map legend can be used to find the average life of an 85 µm coating within the area.

Corrosion rate key
Average Corrosion Rate(µm/year) 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5
Average Life of 85µm galvanized coating(years) 170 85 57 43 34

Average background corrosion rates for zinc. Each grid square is 10km².