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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.

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Blough Avenue Bridge

Available for Download Only. This report features a hot-dip galvanized bridge placed in the middle of a well-traveled suburban area, exposed to frequent applications of de-icing salts.

Boca Chica Bridge

Available for Download Only. Inspected in 1999, this Florida bridge has been in place since 1972 & is showing no signs of corrosion.

Caribbean Power Plant

Available for Download only. A report discussing the AES-PR Total Energy Power Plant located just 500 miles off the shore of the Caribbean Sea. This power plant is in a moderately industrial setting where sulfides and other...

Castleton Bridge

Available for Download Only. A report of the inspection of an Indiana interstate structural steel bridge in service since 1970.

Chanhassen Pedestrian Bridge

Available for Download Only. This report features a 245-foot-long pedestrian bridge using 50,000 pounds of hot-dip galvanized steel.

Cleveland Browns Football Stadium

Available for Download Only. The Cleveland Browns Football Stadium uses hot-dip galvanizing as the main component of protecting steel.

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...