LOCWELD Galvanization is committed to assist you in preparing your material to be galvanized. Our duty is to share our expertise with our clients to obtain galvanized products not only that meet your expectations, but exceed them!
Do not hesitate to contact us before delivering the material to our factory to ensure that the preliminary steps for galvanizing are met. Thus, it will save you time and optimize the quality of the final product.
Ensure no paint markings, varnish, grease or welding flux residues are on any material.
Make sure to drill drainage and venting holes in the right areas of your material to avoid zinc accumulation during the galvanizing process.
Whenever possible, avoid any of the following combinations within the same fabricated piece:
Consult ASTM Standard A-384 “Safeguarding Against Warpage and Distortion During Hot Dip Galvanizing of Steel Assemblies” for proper techniques and considerations to minimize distortion and warpage during galvanizing
Overlapping of surfaces and narrow gaps are not recommended, however if they cannot be avoided, as per CSA G164: Appendix B “Recommended Principles of Design and Preparation of Materials Prior to Hot Dip Galvanizing” and the ASTM Standard A-385 “Providing High Quality Zinc Coatings (Hot Dip) on Assembled Products” should be consulted for proper fabrication procedures.