The Impact of Zinc Coating Specifications on Corrosion Resistance аnd Durability of Steels
The article contains the findings on impact of zinc coating specifications on corrosion resistance and service life of steels of various chemical composition used often in modern industries. Characteristics such as type, class, chemical compound and thickness of zinc-based coatings are also addressed. Experiments were performed in which corrosion rate and useful life of zinc coatings in probable operating-like conditions — i.e., in environments of varying degrees of corrosive power (humid and high-chloride environments) were determined. It has been established which one of the environments is the most corrosive for steels depending on the zinc-based coatings’ specifications. Qualitative (visual) and quantitative (gravimetric) assessment of corrosion resistance and service life of chosen steels is presented. Optimal hot dip galvanized coating specifications were determined using statistical analysis.
Dr. Denis Solovev
I.A. Kovalenko et al., "The Impact of Zinc Coating Specifications on Corrosion Resistance аnd Durability of Steels", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 945, pp. 740-745, 2019