Galvanizing for Engineers

Engineers choose galvanizing because it’s the most cost effective corrosion protection system with a long, maintenance-free lifespan. Once coated, galvanized steel is immediately ready for use. It provides a tough surface that resists immense damage and it’s environmentally sustainable.

Incorporating galvanizing at the onset of project planning ensures the highest quality coating, lowest costs, fastest turnaround times and optimum safety of galvanizing personnel.

Areas of particular consideration include:

  • Embrittlement
  • Formability
  • Galvanizing reactive steel

Contact Daam Galvanizing with any questions or concerns you may have.


Although embrittlement after galvanizing is rare, there are two types that pose concerns to Engineers and Fabricators: Hydrogen embrittlement, and Accelerated strain-age embrittlement. Read More…


Cold Forming

Plates and bars of all CSA G40.21M grades can be satisfactorily formed on a press brake or other conventional cold bending equipment, but there’s a considerable difference in the formability of the different grades due to the strength level and chemical composition differences. Read More…

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Galvanizing provides a metallurgical coating, which means the reactivity of the base steel will affect the coating structure and appearance. While most steels are suitable for galvanizing and produce a shiny, silver coating, highly reactive steels produce a coating that’s typically two to ten times thicker and composed primarily of zinc-iron alloy. Appearance and adherence to steel are also affected. Read More…