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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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Control of Distortion in Galvanized Products

This brochure describes major causes of distortion that become evident after hot-dip galvanizing and suggest ways to reduce the risk. It shows how to eliminate extra costs and possible delays brought on by distortion. This informative packet...

Cornelius Pass Railroad Bridge

Available for Download Only. This 800-foot-long bridge is subject to earthquakes & severe wind gusts in inaccessible terrain & humid weather conditions.  

Corrosion Protection with Zinc Hot-Dip Galvanizing: Chemical Plant Applications

This Cominco Ltd. booklet shows hot-dip galvanizing's superior corrosion resistance in extremely corrosive environments, as illustrated in four chemical plants. 12 pages. 1991

Costs Less, Lasts Longer Talking Points

The fact is hot-dip galvanized steel is less expensive than paint. Empirical cost and performance data provided by the paint industry show initial and life-cycle galvanizing costs are lower. Additionally, time to the job site is shorter because...

Design of Products to be Hot-Dip Galvanized After Fabrication

The galvanizing process has existed for more than 250 years and has been a mainstay of North American industry since the 1890s. Galvanizing is used throughout various markets to provide steel with unmatched protection from the ravages...

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Design Poster

This wall poster gives any fabricator, architect, engineer, or specifier a quick reference when designing steel fabrications to be hot-dip galvanized, including placement and site of vent and drain holes for tubular and hollow structures, enclosed...

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Diseno Para Galvanizar

Este cartel de la pared le da a cualquier fabricante, arquitecto, ingeniero o especificador una referencia rápida en el diseño de los elementos de acero para ser galvanizados en caliente, incluyendo la colocación y el lugar de los orificios de...

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Dry Bridge Road Bridge

Available for Download Only. The first inspection of this single-span bridge located in New York.  

Duplex Systems Generate Excellent Return on Investment

Duplex systems, painting or powder coating over hot-dip galvanizing, have steadily grown in popularity over the last decade. Specifiers often utilize duplex systems on projects where corrosion protection is pertinent, but aesthetics, namely color...

Duplex Systems: Painting Over Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel

Though many specifiers are familiar with one type of corrosion protection or another, few realize the intrinsic value of utilizing two corrosion protection systems together, known as a duplex system. A duplex system is formed by painting...

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