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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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Designing with Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel CD-ROM Specifier Version

This CD focuses on and emphasizes the benefits of hot-dip galvanized steel. This free interactive information database is designed for use by architects, engineers, and specifiers, and explains the benefits of using hot-dip galvanized steel for...

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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,...

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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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EPA Manual

This manual is only available in a CD version to members of the American Galvanizers Association.  This manual provides hot-dip galvanizers with guidelines for managing environmental regulations in their facilities....

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Evaluation of the Performance of Galvanized Steel Reinforcement In Concrete Bridge Decks

In this informative report, the performance of galvanized steel reinforcement in concrete bridge decks is evaluated. Seven bridge decks were subjected to highly corrosive environments and were tested for durability. With five methods of evaluation,...

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Faraday Cage

Available for Download only.  This report shows how hot-dip galvanized steel holds up in a moderately industrial environment and evaluates the coating thickness after 28 years of exposure. 

Field Handling Guide: HDG vs. Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Rebar

This convenient field handling guide compares and contrasts hot-dip galvanized rebar with fusion-bonded epoxy rebar. It discusses areas such as: storage, placement, field cutting, final inspection, and much more. 2000

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First Hot-Dip Galvanized Bridge Beats Corrosion

This report discusses the Ottawa County, Michigan, Stearns Bayou Bridge’s history & condition on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. (Roads and Bridges, November 1991), 1 page Not for sale. Available for Download Only.