Galvanizing for Fabricators

There’s no other corrosion protection system that provides the long life, durability and reliable performance of galvanizing. To ensure optimum results — reduced coating costs, quick turnaround times and safety of personnel — there are a number factors that must be taken into consideration prior to fabrication. These include:

  • Field Repair
  • Formability
  • Masking
  • Moving Parts
  • Vent & drain hole requirements
  • Welding Galvanized Steel


When compared to paint or powder systems, hot-dip galvanizing provides significantly less potential for damage. If damage does occur, hot-dip galvanizing naturally mitigates further corrosion 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…


Masking is treating a portion of the steel surface prior to hot-dip galvanizing to prevent zinc from reacting with and adhering to the steel. It is not an exact science and is not 100% effective, and as such, additional work may still be required to remove unwanted zinc after galvanizing. Read More…


When galvanizing an assembly that incorporates moving parts, the design must accommodate for the additional zinc coating thickness. Read More…


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There are three issues to take into consideration when welding galvanized steel. These are outlined below, along with the preventative measures Daam Galvanizing takes to mitigate these risks. Read More…