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Answered 2006-10-18 00:57:06

Generally, galvinizing is done by dipping metal parts in liquid (molten) zinc. Two processes, hot dip and electro galvanized. Hot dip is just that, dip metal in a tin, lead, zink compound which varies depending on the application. Electro galvanized is when metal is connected to a DC source of electricity and dipped into an acid compound while the OTHER electric connection is on a big piece of alloyed tin, lead and zink.

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What is the process of electro galvanizing?

Electro galvanizing is the process of applying a protective metallic coating to an underlying piece of metal.

What is the metal used for galvanizing iron?

zinc metal

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How does galvanizing prevent rust?

Galvanizing stops metal from rust by adding an extra sheet of zinc to keep it from corroding or from the risk of rust.

What protects metal from rusting?

Coatings Cathodic Protection If steel- galvanizing

What has the author W T Flanders written?

W. T. Flanders has written: 'Galvanizing and tinning' -- subject(s): Galvanizing, Tinning, Metal spraying

Which metal is used in galvanizing?

Zinc:the metal e.g iron is usually dipped into molten zinc solution!

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What is the definition of galvanizing?

Its the process of hot dip coating steel or iron with zinc. This stops moisture from rusting the base metal. For more information on galvinizing, see the related link.

At what temperature will galvanizing smoke or melt?

Typically, galvanizing refers to hot-dip galvanizingwhich is process of submerging steel parts into molten zinc. Zinc will melt at 787.15 °F. In a galvanizing environment, most of the smoke is flux burn-off from the preparation process. Depending on the specific galvanizing company, zinc is generally maintained between 820 - 860 °F.Hot-dip Galvanizing Zinc Temperature Range820 - 860 °F (449 - 460 °C)Zinc Melting Point787.15 °F (419.53 °C)

What is type of process is galvanizing?

Galvanizing is the process of dipping steel or iron into a bath of molten zinc. The zinc coating served as a corrosion prohibitor, and was applied to structural parts, sheeting, pipe, various containers, and hardware.

What is zinc coating?

The process of coating a thin layer of zinc on iron is called galvanizing or zinc coating. This process is carried out by dipping a clean sheet of iron in a zinc chloride bath and then heating it. After this the iron sheet is removed, rolled into molten zinc metal bath and finally cooled with air. Advantage of galvanizing is that it protects iron against corrosion even after the coating surface is broken.

How do you remove galvanizing?

Get some 10 molar hydrochloric acid (HCl), and pour it over the galvanizing. It should dissolve, but you may need to scrub it a little bit, depending on how thick the galvanizing is. WARNING! Hydrochloric acid is extremely strong, it will burn your skin. Also, the process of removing the galvanizing can produce hydrogen gas (H), which is quite flammable.

How do you galvanize steel?

Galvanizing steel means coating it with another metal to keep it from corroding. Usually this is zinc. You can either "electrogalvanize" which is an electroplating process, or "hot dip galvanize" which is melting the zinc and dipping the steel item in it.

What is galvanizing process?

Galvanizing is a process of coating iron with zinc to protect against rusting. The process may be electrochemical, (the origin of the name) nowadays the term is most often appled to a hot dip porcess , simply dunking a clean iron/steel piece into molten zinc pulling it out and letting it cool.

Why galvanizing is done?

Galvanizing protects steel from oxidization (rusting).

How does galvanizing stop the iron corroding?

Corrosion can be prevented by stopping water or air from reaching the metal. Galvanization is the process of adding a zinc barrier to the iron. T coating of zinc prevents the corrosion of metal by forming a physical barrier and by acting as a "sacrificial antidote" if this barrier is damaged.

Is steel an acid or a base?

Steel is a base, hence the reason it corrodes. The Iron and other elements in the steel are formed to create 'steel', and hardened in a process called galvanizing to stop the corrosion. Also by definition, any metal is a base.

What is a galvanizing event?

A galvanizing event is an event that strengthens, that inspires positively, that brings resolve to someone or a group of persons. Both negative events and positive events are capable of galvanizing (that is, producing a galvanizing effect in) those affected by them.

What is the process of covering water pipes made of iron with zinc layer to prevent corrosion is called?

"Galvanizing" or "galvinization".

How galvanizing is done?

There is two ways it can be done. Hot-dipping or electroplating. In hot-dipping the steel to be coated is cleaned, then dipped in molten galvanizing metal (tin, zinc ...etc.). When cooled the steel is coated with a coarse coating of material. In electroplating, the metal being coated is attached to a cathode, and the plating material (chrome, zinc, gold...etc.) is attached to an anode and both are dipped into a bath of electrolytes (metallic salts of the galvanizing metal) and an electric charge is applied. The anode will dissolve into the electrolyte bath to replace the metal drawn out of the bath and deposited in a thin layer on the cathodic metal. Electroplating usually produces a smoother, thinner and easily polished coating.

What role does oxidation play in weathering?

Yes, it is basically rust, which is an oxygenated layer on the metal, to stop this coat it in zinc, which is called galvanizing. Rust weakens the metal and makes it more brittle.

Why is zinc used in galvanizing?

Zinc is used in galvanizing because zinc can be made to stick to iron and does not rust. In addition, when you cut it, the zinc will cover the iron at the point where it is cut. The whole process makes sheet iron last much longer.

What does galvanised mean?

"Galvanized" is an adjective used to describe steel which has been coated with zinc metal. Galvanized steel is quite well protected from corrosion by the zinc coating which provides the steel with both physical and chemical protection. There are currently 3 processes which are used for galvanizing steel: (1) hot dip galvanizing, (2) electrogalvanizing, and (3) thermal diffusion galvanizing.

What is jigging in galvanizing?

jigging is the name of the process of hanging items on a wire prior to suspending into molten zinc to galvanize the steel