Reasons for Hot Dip Galvanizing

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Excellent reasons why you should galvanize your next steel fabrication….

  • Longevity - In the vast majority of cases galvanizing provides a maintenance-free life of over 40 years, environment dependant. The coating weathers at a very slow rate giving a long and predictable life, usually around 1 to 1.5 microns per year throughout most of the country. If maintenance eventually becomes necessary, there is no complex preparation treatments required. The maintenance programme is very easy and straightforward.

  • Competitive first cost - Compared to many applications the cost of galvanizing is lower than that of applying an alternative coating. Painting steelwork can be highly labour intensive whereas galvanizing is relatively low. There is also very low wastage when galvanizing steel compared to other processes.

  • Lowest lifetime cost - The low initial cost and longevity of hot dip galvanizing, makes this corrosion protection system the most versatile and economic way of protecting steel for long periods. When a fabrication has been galvanized, the low maintenance requirements are advantageous especially when steels are in remote areas or difficult to access.

  • Speed of application - The galvanizing process is very quick, a full protection coating can be applied in hours including the preparation of the steel by acid pickle, paint system can require in excess of a week including drying time etc.

  • Coating toughness – Galvanized coatings do not suffer the effects of scrapping and chipping that can occur on painted fabrications. When material is hot dip galvanized the zinc is bonded metallurgically to the steel, it becomes part of the structure,as a result galvanized steel is far likely to be effected by mechanical damage during handling, storage, transport and construction.

  • Complete coverage - Unlike painted systems, hot dip galvanizing ensures all parts of the surface of the steel are coated. The zinc coats both the inside and outside of the fabricated structures as well as awkward corners, and narrow gaps which would be impossible to protect in any other way.

  • Ease of inspection - The inspection of galvanized steel is simple. Checking the actual thickness of the zinc on t galvanized product is simply specified through BS EN ISO 1461 and can be easily checked with an electronic probe.

  • Faster construction - Once galvanized, steel is ready for use. If required onsite erection can take place immediately without delay. The benefit of not requiring ‘touch up’ or any additional processes can help reduce site times.
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Rollin Fabrications have forged a solid working relationship with Premier Galvanizing since their introduction to ourselves in 2002.

Having exhausted our endeavours to find a local galvaniser that could provide a complete and effective service we now place our entire galvanising requirements with Premier. They clearly understand the importance of putting customer needs first and invest in employing experienced personnel. From shop floor operatives to senior management, all staff are competent in their roles and their understanding of team work is clearly demonstrated. All their staff are approachable, treat customers courteously and have sound knowledge of their trade.

Employing a night shift enables them to turn work around very quickly and most of our work is completed on a next day basis which is vital to our production needs. In a competitive market where quality and customer focus seem to suffer it is reassuring to know that Premier Galvanizing always deliver on their promise. We at Rollin Fabrications believe this level of service cannot be surpassed by any other national galvaniser. Perhaps it’s that extra mile they will always go to that makes them Premier?


Steve Edwardson Production Manager Rollin Fabrications