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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Is hot-dip galvanized steel considered anti-sparking?

Yes, hot-dip galvanized coatings are anti-sparking and nonincendiary as are most zinc coatings. The exception is zinc coating alloys that have 30 to 55% aluminum. It is important to realize if the galvanized steel i...
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What welding material yields normal zinc coatings?

For stick rod application, Lincoln Electric’s Fleetweld 35 LS (AWS E 6011) seems to work quite well to produce a galvanized coating thickness closest to the coating thickness of the surrounding unwelded galvanized s...
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Avoiding warpage and distortion of hot-dip galvanized articles

ASTM A384, Standard Practice for Safeguarding Against Warpage and Distortion During Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Steel Assemblies identifies factors and types of assemblies and weldments prone to shape change du...
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