As the non-profit trade association for the batch hot-dip galvanizing industry, the American Galvanizers Association produces and maintains a wide variety of detailed technical publications about hot-dip galvanizing. With over 65 years of experience, expertise in chemical, environmental, and corrosion engineering, and access to a vast technical library, the AGA has knowledge and publications on most topics, trends, and technical issues surrounding hot-dip galvanizing today. The association has over 40 publications available to download free of charge on this site. All the publications are regularly reviewed and updated to keep the information fresh and at the forefront of galvanizing technology.

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A Victory Over Paint for Galvanizing

This report explores several fully hot-dip galvanized bridges in Ashtabula County, Ohio. (Steel Monthly, July 1991), 1 page Not for sale. Available for Download Only.

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An Anecdotal History of the Galvanizing Industry

Commissioned by the AGA & written by Charlotte Evans of the Smithsonian, this historical report describes the development of the hot-dip galvanizing process 250 years ago & its growth as an industry in the U.S. & Europe. 14 pages. 1992...

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Athens Bridge

Inspected in 2001, the 28-year-old Athens Bridge, located in Athens, Pa., is a dual two-lane bridge comprised of 11 galvanized rebar reinforced concrete decks. The Athens Bridge continues to carry both north and south bound traffic with no need for m...

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Blough Avenue Bridge

This report features a hot-dip galvanized bridge placed in the middle of a well-traveled suburban area, exposed to frequent applications of de-icing salts. 2000 Not for sale. Available for Download Only.

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Boca Chica Bridge

Inspected in 1999, this Florida bridge has been in place since 1972 & is showing no signs of corrosion. 2000 Not for sale. Available for Download Only.

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Bolted Galvanized Structural Joints

This publication looks at the way bolted connections allow for speed and ease of erection, and simple inspection of the joints. 12 Pages. 1981

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Building for the Environment Age

The Kortright Biological Waste Treatment Center demonstrates recent developments in resource recycling, water waste treatment, water conservation, and energy efficient design. This document shows how and why zinc is vital to the building and its dura...

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Caribbean Power Plant

A report discussing the AES-PR Total Energy Power Plant located just 500 miles off the shore of the Caribbean Sea. This power plant is in a moderately industrial setting where sulfides and other corrosive chemicals are prevalent. 1 page. 2002 Not fo...

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Castleton Bridge

A report of the inspection of an Indiana interstate structural steel bridge in service since 1970. 1997 Not for sale. Available for Download Only.

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Chanhassen Pedestrian Bridge

This report features a 245-foot-long pedestrian bridge using 50,000 pounds of hot-dip galvanized steel. 2000 Not for sale. Available for Download Only.

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