Galvanized Steel of Welding Technique and Industrial Applications

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in: International Research and Reviews in Engineering, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selahattin BARDAK, Editor, Serüven Yayınevi, Ankara, pp.81-92, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: Serüven Yayınevi
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-92
  • Editors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selahattin BARDAK, Editor
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


An essential natural tendency is suddenly reversed when iron is taken out of its ore. In most conditions, steel as well as iron will rust if left unprotected and eventually revert to their original state. One of the most important aspects of using steel economically is preventing corrosion. The application of the proper protective coating can postpone the need for structural and equipment replacement, reduce or eliminate maintenance costs and interrupted service time, and result in significant economies of scale in the long run. With much more advantages over painted or another coating technology, galvanizing is the finest option for preventing corrosion. In actuality, there is no comparison in terms of handling, robustness, coating thickness, application, and protection. Galvanizing is a highly effective corrosion solution with a long, free of maintenance lifespan, which is why engineers and architects require it. Simply put, galvanized steel is regular steel that has been heavily zinc-coated. Not only does this barrier prevent corrosion, but it also effectively shields the steel from welding damage. There are several reasons why you might wonder if it’s possible to weld galvanized steel. The question is not whether you can do it or not. Large parts may require welding before galvanizing. Galvanized steel may be welded by us. On the other hand, welding may be more challenging with zinc-coated steel then it would ordinarily be with uncoated steel. Additionally, if any portions are left exposed or broken during welding, it may make the components susceptible. When welding galvanized steel, hazardous substances may be emitted during the heating process. Although galvanized steel is still one of the most widely used constructing and manufacturing materials today, sustainable galvanized steel products are being made with ever-evolving technologies.