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Terms to Know
A hot alkaline or caustic solution removes dirt, oil, grease and soluble markings.
A dilute solution of hot sulfuric acid removes surface rust and mill scale to provide a chemically clean metallic surface. This pickling process, heated to about 150 ° F, attacks the base steel, getting beneath the rust and scale to achieve the adequate cleaning passes thru into the zinc.
Our “wet” flux is a frothy blanket that floats on the surface of the zinc bath, and is a combination of zinc and ammonium chlorides that clean and protect the previously pickled steel. This flux forms a protective barrier on the steel as it passes thru into the zinc, in addition to removing any oxides that may have formed on the steel’s surface.
This is where the steel actually gets its silver/grey coatings. The article is immersed into a bath of molten zinc heated to about 830 F. During the process, the steel comes up to the bath temperature and the zinc metallurgically bonds to the steel, creating a series of highly abrasion-resistant zinc-iron alloy layers.
Things to know
designing and fabricating
certain considerations must be taken into account. Communication between the architect/engineer.
Distortion & Warping
Cold Worked Steels
Dissimilar Steel Chemistries
Dissimilar Metals in Contact
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