Possible Inaccuracies of the Mill Test Report

The test report states the silicon levels are low enough. Why is this piece acting like a reactive steel?
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Aluminum Killed Steel and Thinner HDG Coatings

Why do aluminum-killed steels develop a thinner hot-dip galvanized coating than silicon killed-steels?
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Silicon Content of Steel

I told my customer what the perfect number for the silicon content of the steel should be, and he said he had the perfect steel. When I galvanized his steel, it came out with 6 mils of coating and dull gray, not bri...
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Recommended Steel Chemistry and Dull HDG Coatings

I told my customer what the perfect number for the silicon content of the steel should be, and he said he had the perfect steel. When I galvanized his steel, it came out with 6 mils of coating and dull gray, not bri...
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Embrittlement and Welding in Galvanized Stainless Steel

Is it true that welding galvanized stainless steel can cause embrittlement?
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Thinner Galvanized Coatings

How do I get thinner galvanized coatings on my steel?
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Galvanizing Copper Containing Steels

Can I hot-dip galvanize copper or steels that have copper in them?
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AR400 Steel and T-1 Steel

What specifically is AR400 steel, and can it be galvanized with good results? Is AR400 steel similar to T-1, as I often receive inquiries about galvanizing T-1 steel?
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Zinc and Steel in Contact in a Galvanized System

Why are zinc and steel deliberately in contact in a hot-dip galvanized system if having dissimilar metals in contact is not recommended?
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Dissimilar Metals in Contact with HDG

I went to take some pictures of my latest galvanizing project and noticed the galvanized steel was in contact with another metal I did not recognize. Should I be concerned about a decreased service life of the galva...
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