ILZRO Classifications of Sandelin Steels

Research carried out by the University of Cardiff in Wales for ILZRO (International Lead Zinc Research Organization) project took an in-depth look at the problem of silicon reactivity and included phosphorous as a r...
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Weld Slag Clean Up Requirements for Galvanizing

When welded structures are hot-dip galvanized, the weld area cleanliness significantly affects the quality and appearance of the galvanized coating around the weld.  If a coated electrode (i.e. a flux-coated welding...
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Can non-members get technical support from the AGA?

One of the benefits of being a member of the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) for galvanizers is free unlimited technical support. The AGA technical staff will answer questions pertaining to the galvanizing pr...
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Is it safe for food to be in contact with galvanized steel?

For most foods, contact with galvanized steel is perfectly safe. Only acidic foods should not come in contact with galvanized steel according the the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The acid in some foods reacts wi...
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How much does galvanizing cost?

Due to the relatively stable price of zinc and technology /process efficiencies in the last 20 years, hot-dip galvanizing has steadily become more competitive, and often less expensive, on an initial basis than othe...
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