Harshal S Khode
Abstract: Case Study Papers on Practical Guidelines for the Inspection and Repair of Hot Dip Galvanized CoatingsHot dip galvanizing is used as a very effective steel corrosion protection method, providing a long service-life. The corrosion protection is dependent on the coating thickness and environmental conditions (ASM Handbook, 1994). Zinc coated components are also used to give a good appearance to the constructions. In recent years the interest in hot dip galvanizing for decorative and constructional applications has increased. The difference in the field of use determines the requirements to the coating appearance.
Duller coating finish is desired in buildings, because shiny coatings with high reflectivity may cause problems with passing traffic. At the same time most customers prize the bright spangled look for decorative applications. As a result of customer demands the requirements to the coatings and especially to the appearance have increased. Coating appearance is affected by processing properties, steel chemistry, and substrate surface condition.
Keywords: Galvanized Coating, Inspection, Repair, corrosion, Zinc, steel corrosion