Measurements have shown that hot-dip galvanizing delivers on its promises
Wherever you go in Germany's capital city, you'll find building and modernisation work going on. Hot-dip galvanized steel is often the material of choice. Such steel is characterized by its great resistance to corrosion and resulting long service life.
Recent investigations on the Hiroshimasteg in Berlin carried out by the Institut Feuerverzinken (Hot-Dip Galvanizing Institute) have delivered the evidence to prove it. The bridge across the Landwehrkanal was built in 1987. ZINKPOWER Berlin was given the responsibility of applying the anti-corrosion coatings to the steel components. Today, 27 years on, the Duplex System is still in very good condition. The layers of zinc were measured and found to be between 190 and 230 µm thick. The entire system, i.e. zinc and base and top coats, was found to be between 360 and 385 µm thick. The experts at the Institut Feuerverzinken say that it will not be necessary to carry out any maintenance work over the medium- to long-term.
“From bolts to steel girders – and in colour” could be the Berlin factory's motto. Different types of fencing, gates, add-on balconies, conservatories and stairs, sometimes having to fulfil great artistic demands, are hot-dip galvanized at the ZINKPOWER factory in Berlin-Tempelhof and thus made ready for their future use. Powder-coating and wet-paint coating round off the range of anti-corrosion measures that the company provides. The location has in addition been approved for the galvanization of concrete reinforcement steel while it also offers services for galvanizing small parts.
It was time for modernization in 2013 after almost 50 years. The old hot-dip galvanizing shop was gradually replaced with a new build that meets the highest standards – both where hot-dip galvanizing and environmental protection are concerned.