Design for galvanizing

Early consultation between galvanizer, fabricator and designer is the key to obtaining the best results from the galvanizing process.

Design features, which may aid the access and drainage of molten zinc, will improve the quality and appearance of the coating.

Five things you need to consider when designing for galvanizing:

  1. good drainage
  2. good venting
  3. size and shape
  4. material combinations
  5. surface contamination

Surface Contamination

Clean steel surfaces are an essential requirement for good hot dip galvanizing. Contamination in the form of grease, tar, paint and...

Masking and more...