Zinc Coating                        Paint Coating

 






     
 

PERFORMANCE
FOR THE LONG HAUL:


Falcon machinery has been providing quality hot-dip galvanizing services to the industry for over 20 years. Quick turn around, competitive pricing and quality coatings has made us one of the leaders in the industry.


OUR FACILITY / CAPACITY:

  • Outdoor shipping / receiving area 40,000 sq. ft. serviced by a 47 foot long dual hoist 10 ton bridge crane and 8000 lb. capacity forklift.
  • 15,000 sq. ft. galvanizing plant with production capacity up to 8 ton/ hr.
  • One kettle (zinc bath) 31 ft long, 4 ft wide, 8 ft deep.
  • Six chemical cleaning tanks (1 degrease, 2 pickle, 2 rinse, 1 flux) 35 ft long, 4 ½ ft wide, 7 ½ ft deep.
  • One "Spin-A-Batch" centrifuge system with baskets up to 32" diameter and 8 ft long.


SERVICES OFFERED:
  • Hot dip galvanizing of all types of structural and fabricated steel products or parts up to 55 ft long.
  • Hot dip galvanizing of fasteners and threaded products up to 8 ft long.
  • Supply of galvanized nuts and washers.
  • Chemical cleaning (degreasing, pickling) as a surface preparation for oiling, painting or galvanizing.


SUPERIOR PROTECTION
Zinc bonded to steel is an unbeatable combination. Galvanizing forms a metallurgical bond between the coating and underlying steel. The end result is a barrier of tough zinc-iron alloys covered in solid zinc. Hardness, ductility, and adherence combine to provide the galvanized coating with superior abrasion resistance.

DURABILITY
The service life of galvanized products is typically measured in decades. Zinc oxidizes at a consistent rate in a given environment, providing predictable long-term corrosion protection.

CATHODIC PROTECTION
Zinc Coating
If the galvanized surface is damaged, the zinc (being more electro-negative than steel) becomes a sacrificial anode. This cathodic protection prevents corrosion from spreading and protects the base steel.

Paint Coating
If the paint surface is damaged, the steel rusts, creeps under the paint film, and separates it from the steel. As the rust expands, corrosion accelerates, compromising more and more of the surrounding paint film.

PROTECTS SURFACES
OTHER COATINGS CAN'T REACH

Galvanizing totally immerses the steel structure in a bath of molten zinc, coating and protecting every inside and outside surface, even in deep hollow structures that spray painted coatings can't reach.

TIME CRITICAL DELIVERY
Our factory's environmentally controlled conditions mean that galvanizing can be applied regardless of weather or humidity, giving you the confidence to plan and budget the most time critical projects.

 

THE PROCESS

1. PREPARATION
Galvanizing requires a surface that is oil and oxide free. To ensure a solid bond between the zinc and steel, all structures are thoroughly prepared for galvanizing by caustic cleaning followed by acid pickling and fluxing.

2. DIPPING
Hot dipping involves the complete immersion of clean, oxide-free steel in a molten zinc bath maintained at a temperature of about 850° Fahrenheit. The fabricated steel items are immersed until they reach bath temperature, then slowly removed from the kettle for a smooth and even zinc finish.

3. FINAL INSPECTION
Thorough visual inspection and physical and laboratory tests ensure that the coating thickness, uniformity, and adherence of the coating to the steel surface are maintained to CSA and ASTM standards.

 

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Falcon Manufacturing Ltd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Phone: (204)-927-7000  Fax: (204)-233-0892  Email: info@falcongalv.com