Hot Dip Galvanizing And Galvanization

Galvanization enhances the look and performance of steel. Improve the durability of your steel components by choosing hot-dip galvanizing by Kloeckner Metals. 

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Hot-Dip Galvanizing Process


Kloeckner offers wide-ranging hot-dip galvanizing capabilities in Hawaii and supplies galvanized steel nationwide with the possibility for end-to-end supply chains to be invoiced through one supplier. All products can be processed to exact customer dimensional and tolerance specification as part of a seamless ordering experience that includes sophisticated warehousing and logistics services, end-to-end inventory management and supply chain solutions, and expert consultation throughout.

Benefits of Hot Dip Galvanization

Ideal for Hawaii’s Demanding Environment: Hawaii’s diverse and highly corrosive environment of ocean-salt exposure, high humidity, rain, and trade winds create the need for superior corrosion protection.

Hot-dip galvanizing is recognized worldwide as the most effective, cost-efficient method of corrosion protection for steel products.

State-of-the-Art Galvanizing Plant: Our kettle is 27 feet long, 6 feet deep, 4 feet wide.  It can accommodate a wide variety of steel products including structural steel, rebar, gates, fencing, trailers, tanks, and more.  Our experienced galvanizing team’s goal is to provide the highest quality hot-dip galvanizing to our valued customers.

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Superior Long-Term Protection: Protection against corrosion begins on the drawing board.  Architects and engineers recognize galvanization as a superior way to preserve and maximize steel protection.

Hot-dip galvanizing provides both barrier and cathodic protection over the entire steel surface with a tough, durable, abrasion-resistant finish that will continue to protect against corrosion even if scratched or gouged.

Costs Less & Lasts Longer: Hot-dip galvanizing outperforms any other method of corrosion protection.  Galvanization is virtually maintenance free over the service life of the steel, and provides tremendous cost savings in repairs, maintenance, and replacement costs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What metal grades are hot dip galvanized?


    Hot dip galvanizing is a process that involves coating a metal surface with a layer of zinc to provide corrosion protection. A wide range of metal grades can be hot dip galvanized, including:

    1. Steel: Carbon steel, low-alloy steel, and high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel are commonly hot dip galvanized.
    2. Aluminum: Aluminum alloys, including those with high strength and low weight, can be hot dip galvanized.
    3. Stainless Steel: Some grades of stainless steel, such as 304 and 316, can be hot dip galvanized, although this is less common due to the high corrosion resistance of stainless steel.

    The specific metal grades that can be hot dip galvanized will depend on the specific requirements of the project, such as the desired corrosion protection, surface appearance, and mechanical properties. Hot dip galvanizing provides a durable and long-lasting protection against corrosion, making it a popular choice for a wide range of metal products.

  • What equipment is used in hot dip galvanization?


    Hot dip galvanization is a process that involves coating a metal surface with a layer of zinc to provide corrosion protection. The equipment used in the hot dip galvanization process includes:

    1. Pretreatment Equipment: The metal surface is cleaned and pretreated to ensure that the zinc coating will adhere properly. This can include acid pickling or sandblasting.
    2. Galvanizing Kettle: The galvanizing kettle is a large tank of molten zinc that is heated to a temperature of around 830°F (443°C). The metal object to be galvanized is immersed in the kettle and held there for a period of time.
    3. Quench Tank: After the metal object has been removed from the galvanizing kettle, it is immediately immersed in a quench tank to cool it down and prevent further reaction with the zinc.
    4. Drying and Finishing Equipment: After the metal object has been quenched, it is dried and finished. This can include air knives or other drying equipment, as well as a final inspection to ensure that the zinc coating is uniform and of the desired thickness.
    5. Material Handling Equipment: Material handling equipment is used to move the metal object through the various stages of the galvanizing process. This can include overhead cranes, hoists, and conveyors.

    These are some of the most common pieces of equipment used in hot dip galvanization, but there may be others as well, depending on the specific requirements of the project. The equipment used in hot dip galvanization is typically designed to handle large volumes of metal objects quickly and efficiently, while ensuring that the zinc coating is of the desired thickness and uniformity.

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