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As the non-profit trade association for the batch hot-dip galvanizing industry, the American Galvanizers Association produces and maintains a wide variety of detailed technical publications about hot-dip galvanizing. With over 65 years of experience, expertise in chemical, environmental, and corrosion engineering, and access to a vast technical library, the AGA has knowledge and publications on most topics, trends, and technical issues surrounding hot-dip galvanizing today. The association has over 40 publications available to download free of charge on this site. All the publications are regularly reviewed and updated to keep the information fresh and at the forefront of galvanizing technology.

A single copy of a publication is available at no charge, unless otherwise indicated. Multiple copies require a $25.00 (U.S. funds) minimum order plus shipping & handling. Prepayment is required.

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Tioga Bridge

 Available for Download Only. After 27 years of Pennsylvania’s heavy snowfall, exposure to corrosive, chloride-containing road salts, and snow accumulation. The Tioga Bridge, comprised of 14 spans and two lanes, continues to...

Touch-Up and Repair of Galvanized Steel

A listing of various manufacturers and products for the maintenance and repair of hot-dip galvanized structures. 4 pages. 2019

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U.S. Government Dam Modification Project

Available for Download only.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conceived of this six dam modification project to restore endangered salmon and steelhead runs to the Columbia and Snake River watersheds. 

Warmington Bridge

Available for Download Only. An inspection of this Ohio bridge shows just how well hot-dip galvanizing holds up in a highly corrosive environment. 

Webb Avenue Bridge

Available for Download Only. An inspection of an Ohio bridge built in 1994 that is fully hot-dip galvanized to minimize future maintenance & disruption of traffic. 

Welding & Hot-Dip Galvanizing

As it becomes more common to specify hot-dip galvanizing as the corrosion protection system for structural steel fabrications, it is essential to understand that considerations for galvanizing welded black steel or for welding on galvanized steel...

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Welding Zinc-Coated Steel

A publication of the American Welding Society & ILZRO describing safe, effective methods for welding hot-dip galvanized steel.  Approximately 131 pages.

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Wet Storage Stain

 Instructive about the minimization and treatment of wet storage stain, this publication prescribes surface treatments and remedial actions.  Wet storage stain is a white or gray powdery deposit that can develop on...

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Wet Storage Stain - A Pictorial Explanation

Developed in 2003, this one page handout compares two guardrail applications to explain wet storage stain. Both guardrail sections were galvanized on the same day in the same batch.  One developed a mild case of wet storage stain, while...

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Willamette River Bridge

Available for Download Only. Results of the most recent inspection of this rural Oregon bridge, which is subjected to annual flooding.