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Project Spotlight: A Greenhouse in the Snow (AZZ Galvanizing – Denver)

At latitude 42.10° N and longitude 102.87° W sits the small community of Alliance, Nebraska, where winter temperatures can dip below -25°F with wind chill factors at times falling well below -50°F. The words dry, cold and formidable are an accurate description for winter in this part of the country. This is not the kind of place you expect to grow some of the best citrus fruits in the country, but that’s exactly what’s happening in Alliance.

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Project Spotlight: Lakeview Express (AZZ Galvanizing – Reno)

Ski resorts are a hub of winter sports and outdoor recreational activities, attracting thousands of visitors every year. To withstand the harsh winter conditions and ensure the safety and longevity of their infrastructure, ski resorts must invest in durable and corrosion-resistant solutions such as hot-dip galvanizing.

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Battling Corrosion in the Southeast: The Power of Hot-Dip Galvanizing

The southeastern United States, with its picturesque coastal landscapes and vibrant industrial hubs, faces a unique challenge: corrosion. The region’s high humidity, frequent rainfall, and proximity to the ocean make it a prime breeding ground for rust and deterioration. However, there is a formidable solution that has proven its mettle time and time again – hot-dip galvanizing.

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Protecting Metal Gratings: The Benefits of Hot Dip Galvanizing

Whether used in industrial settings, commercial buildings, or public infrastructure projects, metal gratings need to withstand a lot of wear and tear over time. Without proper protection, metal gratings can become corroded, weakened, and unsafe. That’s where hot dip galvanizing comes in.

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AZZ Heads to Atlanta to Showcase Coatings Capabilities at FABTECH 2022

FABTECH returns to the Georgia World Congress Center, November 8-10, 2022 and provides a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, discover innovative solutions, and find the tools to improve productivity and increase profits. There is no better opportunity to network, share knowledge and explore the latest technology, all in one place.

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Design Considerations for Hot-Dip Galvanizing: Threaded Assemblies

Best design practice for corrosion protection suggests to avoid dissimilar metals in contact whenever possible. Zinc, used to coat hot-dip galvanized fasteners, sacrifices itself to protect nearly every other metal, diminishing its longevity. Therefore, to enhance corrosion protection, hot-dip galvanized fasteners are recommended for galvanized structural assemblies.

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AZZ Metal Coatings Set to Exhibit at Fastener Expo 2022

The International Fastener Expo (IFE) is the largest B2B expo for fasteners, tooling, and machinery in North America. Since 1981, the event has brought together the manufacturers and master distributors of fasteners, precision formed parts, fastener machinery & tooling and other related products and services with distributors and sales agents in the distribution chain.

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The Importance of AS9100 and NADCAP Certification

Imagine flying miles above the ground and traveling at speeds of upwards of 500 miles per hour. Now imagine the parts that have to sustain these types of conditions, from extreme heat to extreme cold to the harshest storms. For these exact reasons, there are standards in place to ensure these parts are suited to maintain integrity under these rigorous conditions.

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Understanding the Two-fold Protective Nature of Zinc

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.

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Welding After Hot-Dip Galvanizing

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.

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What is the Best Material for Utility Poles?

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?

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