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Galvanized Racks

Have you heard about the galvanization process? 

At Serviacero ORBIS, we manufacture racks with a galvanized finish, offering different types of galvanization based on the characteristics and finishes required by our clients. 

The galvanization process is a technique that has been used for over 250 years to protect steel from corrosion. Corrosion is caused by the inherent tendency of metals to revert to their original earthly form when exposed to air and moisture, typically in the form of minerals. This occurs through a chemical or electrochemical reaction with the environment. 

Galvanization involves coating steel pieces with zinc to protect them from corrosion and enhance their mechanical strength against impacts and abrasion. The galvanization process can be done through hot-dip galvanization, electrolytic galvanization, or flame galvanization. In hot-dip galvanization, steel pieces are immersed in molten zinc at approximately 450°C to achieve a coating of 7-42 microns or 45-200 microns as required. By metallurgically alloying zinc with steel, a layer with strong adhesion, high impact resistance, and hardness is created. This makes galvanization particularly suitable for use in outdoor and humid or corrosive environments, making it the perfect finish for racks in industries such as agribusiness or food.

What are the advantages of this process? 

The Spanish Technical Association of Galvanization (ATEG) highlights several benefits of the galvanization process: 

  1. Great durability. 
  2. Zero maintenance cost. 
  3. Excellent cost-effectiveness ratio. 
  4. Versatility: Galvanization can be applied to all types of metal structures. 
  5. High reliability: Galvanization processes are regulated by national and international standards, ensuring complete control and certifiability. 

At Serviacero ORBIS, we offer various types of galvanization. However, the most commonly used ones in the industry are: 

Hot-dip galvanization: This process involves immersing steel or iron in a tank or bath of molten zinc. 

Electrolytic galvanization: Also known as electrozinc coating, this process applies a layer of zinc to the steel through an electrostatic process to protect it against corrosion. 

Cold-dip galvanization: This is achieved by applying zinc-rich paints. It is commonly used for repairs of cuts or burns but can also be used for coating steel, similar to the previous two methods.