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American Galvanizers Association Excellence Awards: Topeka Children’s Discovery Center (Civic Contribution Category)
“AZZ Galvanizing – Kansas City” provided the perfect solution to safeguard an innovative canopy structure at a nonprofit children’s museum in Topeka, Kansas.
American Galvanizers Association Excellence Awards: Schomp Automotive Group – “Hail No” (Original Equipment Manufacturing Category)
“AZZ Galvanizing – Denver” played a vital role in protecting the columns that support an innovative anti-hail netting system in use on Colorado’s Front Range.
American Galvanizers Association Excellence Awards: Protective Stadium – UAB Blazers (Recreation & Entertainment Category)
“AZZ Galvanizing – Crowley” provided corrosion protection for the centerpiece of Birmingham’s entertainment district – and earned a 2022 AGA Excellence Award in the process.
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.
North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to Chicago and McCormick Place, September 13-16, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Utilities are prioritizing modernization efforts to address aging infrastructure and the integration of renewable energy sources
AZZ hot-dip galvanizing and surface technologies provide unmatched protection for critical infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.
Hot-dip galvanizing protects the integrity of steel exposed continuously to the elements for a lifetime of maintenance-free protection against corrosion.
Let’s take a look at the galvanizing process from start to finish.
When two different metals are in contact in a corrosive environment, one of the metals experiences accelerated galvanic corrosion while the other metal remains galvanically protected.
It is important to understand that the chemical composition of the material being galvanized can affect coating characteristics. However, corrosion protection typically is not affected by these coating characteristic differences.
Adventure Park, located in Pigeon Forge near East Tennessee, is inspired by lumberjacks and the local logging industry. The park has many family friendly attractions like obstacle courses, competitions, a treetop free fall and rides. The Flying Ox is the world’s first cable-to-rail zip line roller coaster. At 1,000 feet long and 80 feet high, the Flying Ox dominates the landscape of Lumberjack Square.