There are some design considerations that should be addressed once the decision to hot-dip galvanize has been made. Since the process consists of a series of tanks into which the steel articles are immersed, you can make minor changes in the way steel is designed and fabricated to promote a higher quality galvanized coating.
The most important rule of designing for galvanizing is communication between the designer, fabricator, and galvanizer throughout the process. Communication with the galvanizer before the part is fabricated can help optimize turnaround times, minimize costs, and ensure a high-quality galvanized coating. This triad of communication can prevent the disappointment of unmet expectations.