When designing or fabricating steel, there are often certain requirements one must consider. Hot-dip galvanized steel has its own set of design and fabrication considerations one should be familiar with before the start of the project. Incorporating the design and fabrication recommendations will help ensure the best quality coating and most successful project. The design and fabrication considerations for hot-dip galvanizing differ from other coatings, but are simple to follow once you become familiar with them.
Whether designing a galvanized project for the first time, or the 100th time, the key component to a successful project is communication. It is important to have communication with the galvanizer very early in the design phase. Early communication may optimize turnaround time, minimize cost, clarify expectations, and ensure top-quality hot-dip galvanized steel.