Hot-dip galvanizing provides a high-quality, long-term corrosion protection to steel in two ways. First as a physical barrier to corrosion and second by means of cathodic or sacrificial protection that is unique to zinc. Though corrosion resistance is inherent any time galvanizing is used, more specifiers select hot-dip galvanizing for other reasons including lowest initial life-cycle cost, durability, longevity, versatility, sustainability and aesthetics. In addition to learning the benefits of utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel, we will also examine ASTM specifications, design best practices, steel selection, distortion/warping, the Kirkendale Effect, inspection and preparing the galvanized surface for painting or powder coating.
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