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One of zinc’s greatest properties is its ability to protect steel from corrosion. For decades, zinc has played an integral role in safeguarding the core of our nation’s infrastructure—from the largest transmission towers to the most critical bridge and highway assets. Let’s learn a bit about the phenomenon of corrosion and the dual protection provided by the element.
The anodizing process provides effective corrosion protection – and maintains a colorful history.
All commonly practiced welding and cutting techniques can be used on galvanized steel (see American Welding Society’s [AWS] specification D – 19.0, Welding Zinc-Coated Steel). Welding on galvanized steel is usually necessary if the final structure is too large to be dipped in a galvanizing bath or for structures that must be welded in the field.
They’re a familiar sight – they line city blocks and country roads, carrying powerlines and serving utilities. Utility poles come in a variety of materials and designs, but what material actually provides the best combination of performance, cost, and environmental impact reduction?
Big news for small components: Introducing Texas’ newest and best option for small to medium sized parts.
We’re pleased to bring state-of-the-art spin galvanizing capabilities to our AZZ Galvanizing-Houston facility.
A Series: Improving Total Lifetime Value of Data Centers through Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) Reduction
Managing cooling and power efficiencies has been challenging for data center designers for quite some time. This is due to the significant loads required for the centers to operate effectively. IT equipment manufactured today is substantially smaller and faster, but more importantly to designers, the power density of the system is high, therefore generating significant excess heat. Temperature increases in data centers are a risk to reliability.
Technology is rapidly changing how an expansive segment of businesses are leveraging IT solutions to be more efficient and effective. Conversely, data center growth statistics are projecting significant increases per year for the foreseeable future.
Cloud service infrastructure, either centralized or distributed, is required for the growing demand and the information that it generates. To sustain this growth trajectory, more data centers are required.
Smaller components can play a large role in maintaining a structure’s integrity and long-term performance. We have perfected the spin/centrifuge process resulting in galvanizing excellence for small parts, fasteners, nails, staples, and structural pieces.
Rugged and durable powder coating stands up to a vast array of harsh environments – from corrosive conditions to high-impact applications.
To defend against physical attack where the grid is vulnerable to disruption, AZZ introduced ArmArrest™ with multiple design options for various applications including data centers, power distribution centers, control centers, and transmission stations.
Airports have the potential to offer much more than simply transportation, and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) embodies an innovative and functional approach to air travel.
After many months of design and testing, we are excited to announce the arrival of the RuggedSpec II™ Packaged Equipment Center™.
When the decision is made to hot-dip galvanize, it is important to consider all aspects of the project, down to the smallest hole.
Life in agriculture can be tough. The days are long, the work is difficult, yet rewarding, and there are countless challenges that need to be consistently met head on and overcome. One thing a farmer shouldn’t have to worry about, however, is their equipment, and the best way to protect it is by using galvanized steel.
Renewable energy is fast becoming a prominent part of the U.S. energy capacity mix. AZZ is at the forefront of this ever-growing technology, with solutions to support long-term operations.
Perhaps the most critical choice made in the design of connections is how to protect the fasteners from corrosion. Hot-dip galvanizing delivers long-term, maintenance-free corrosion protection in a variety of exposure conditions.
Whether the nozzles needs to be repaired emergently or replaced in a planned turnaround, AZZ Specialty Welding has unparalleled innovative leadership in weld metal overlay technology backed by proven results.
Fences are a staple in many aspects of society and particularly in agriculture, where they’re tasked with the protection of livestock and vulnerable crops or equipment. However, they’re not invincible. Wood rots, steel rusts, and stone cracks.
Unifuse HF40™ Erosion Resistant Overlay for Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers – The Weldable Hardfacing
AZZ’s proprietary HF40™ overlay is a Fe-Cr-C-Zr hardfacing alloy with approximately 20% chromium (Cr) that provides exceptional resistance to erosion and wear as well as erosion/corrosion attack.
With proper consideration and understanding of how the hot-dip galvanizing process affects steel, asymmetrical designs or structures containing sections of unequal thickness can be successfully galvanized, as can fabrications where cold-working techniques (bending, hole-punching, rolling, shearing) are employed.
AZZ is at the forefront of renewable energy, with solutions to support growing investments across the grid
The shift towards renewable energy requires upgrades to the generation, transmission, and distribution of green energy. AZZ is ideally positioned to take advantage of this renewable secular growth trend.
AZZ Specialty Welding can develop code acceptable corrosion resistant overlay (CRO) repair strategy with machine applied weld deposit to upgrade metallurgies in lieu of plate replacements, sheet lining, window cut outs in the vessel, or high dilution manual weld deposits.
Let’s take a look at the galvanizing process from start to finish.