The hot-dip galvanizing process has been used since 1742, providing long-lasting, maintenance-free corrosion protection at a reasonable cost for decades. Although hot-dip galvanizing has been utilized to protect steel for generations, the galvanizing process continues to evolve with new technologies and creative chemistries. The three main steps in the hot-dip galvanizing process are surface preparation, galvanizing, and post-treatment, each of which will be discussed in detail. The process is inherently simple, which is a distinct advantage over other corrosion protection methods.
The process is described in more detail later in this section. It is inherently simple, and this simplicity is a distinct advantage over other corrosion protection methods.