Galvanizing, the coating of iron or steel with zinc is probably the most environmentally friendly process available to prevent corrosion. Corrosion costs Europe in excess of 3% of GNP (Gross National Product). Effective corrosion protection is a vital means of reducing the energy demands of buildings and structures.
2. COST EFFECTIVE
At Birtley Galvanizing, our state-of-art investment isn't just good for the environment. Our efficiency helps us to keep costs down - which means consistently good prices for our customers.
Our advanced gas burning technology heats the bath very efficiently, with exhaust heat harnessed to warm-up preparation chemicals.
Galvanizing residues are recovered and zinc recycled for further use.
Recycled zinc from other sources, such as zinc scrap, is often used to further improve the efficient use of materials.
One of the key benefits of using Hot Dip Galvanizing is its durability. Data shows that galvanizing can provide between 34 to 170 years of protection for steel. Galvanized products are abrasion resistant and can be erected with minimal to no field repair.
Our “State of the Art Technology” plant processes steel products using a computer controlled, fully automated handing system which ensures accurate pre-treatment and regulated dipping speeds. When you choose Birtley you've got one of Europe's most modern galvanizing plants working for you. It's the care we take that makes all the difference.