Every year, maintenance and repair expenditures associated with corrosion—a natural process that results in the deterioration of metals—amount to hundreds of billions of dollars. Steel, a common alloy of iron and other elements (mainly carbon) used to make structural and fastening components in buildings, bridges, cars, and many other uses, is susceptible to corrosion. In order to reduce corrosion's safety concerns and maintenance costs, corrosion must be protected against.
Hot-dip galvanizing is one of the best ways to prevent steel corrosion, particularly for fasteners. The manufacturing process for hot dip galvanizing near me, its advantages, associated industry standards, and other factors are described in the sections that follow.
WHY CORROSION OCCURS?
Iron in the steel, oxygen in the air, and water are all involved in an electrochemical process that causes bare steel exposed to the environment to corrode or rust. These components come together to form an electrochemical cell, which generates an electric current as a result of electron and ion flows between two areas known as the cathode and the anode through an electrolyte (for example, an acid, base, or salt dissolved in water) and through the base material (for example, steel).
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