FDNY Fireboat 343
New York City, NY United States | 2011
Located at Lake Bob Sandlin in Pittsburg, Texas, this pier is permanently submerged in a wet environment, making it very vulnerable to corrosion. Moreover, the pier is moved along a concrete channel to adjust with water levels, which can lead to possible scratching of the outer surface This very abrasive and corrosive environment makes hot-dip galvanizing (HDG), by far, the most suitable coating.
Hot-dip galvanizing will allow the patrons of Lake Bob Sandlin to enjoy the convenience of a boat ramp pier with superior longevity and will provide Texas Parks & Wildlife with a long-lasting product that requires virtually zero maintenance. HDG performs very well in fresh water, and adds durability by providing a surface actually harder than the base steel. Hot-dip galvanizing provides protection of the structure from environmental elements and the perpetual abuse caused by movement along the concrete channel. Other coatings such as paint or powder-coating offer merely barrier protection and would fail to adequately protect the pier from corrosion.
Water & Marine
Pittsburg, TX United States
Coating Durability, Life-Cycle Cost, Sustainability
Tubular frame pier.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
A and E Machine
AZZ Galvanizing - Waskom
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