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We go to great heights to get to the root of problems.  Here we are climbing a bridge in Massachusetts to inspect for coating damage.   We sampled the subject at various exposure points, diagnosed the issue at hand within a couple of days  and submitted our report  which included suggestions for improved internal testing and remedial action.

Galvanizing Consultants, Inc. (GCI) is your single source for independent hot dip galvanizing (HDG) information, support and assistance.

Are you aware that 3.1% of the US GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is earmarked toward preservation and renovation of bridges, tunnels, building structures, road signage/barriers, etc?  That’s $300,000,000,000 per year according to the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. 

A combination of factors can be pointed to as for why this twelve-figure line item exists in our national budget however, we focus on the long-term solution…..hot dip galvanizing.

Galvanizing, which is the process of preserving exposed steel structures with a coating of molten zinc, significantly extends the subjects functional life expectancy while reducing and/or eliminating regularly scheduled maintenance such as priming, painting, etc.   We’re talking about corrosion control.  Corrosion is a natural occurrence. We can’t stop it.  We can however, delay its effect.  

Galvanizing Consultant, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience in plant design, construction, inspection, project management, on-site training, development and business process reengineering in the field of galvanizing.

We welcome you to our site and suggest that you take the time to view the pages that are of interest to you.

Are you experiencing Plant problems? Wondering how many more dips your kettles can withstand?  Thinking about building a more efficient facility?  Concerned if you’re OSHA compliant?  Not sure if the product you received is  coated in accordance with generally acceptable industry standards? Coating applied over galvanizing failing?

If you don’t find what you’re looking for or need additional information, please feel free to pick-up the phone and we’ll be glad to help.

In general, we can commit to visiting your site within 48 hours after an initial telephone consultation.  And YES, we work with many international clients.  That said, breathe easy and give us a call.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

John F. Malone

President and Founder

In this case, our international client was concerned with the quality of galvanized structural beams they noticed during the initial framing stage.  Our lead Inspector and a Certified Technician were en route to the site the next day.  There was  a good reason to be alarmed. The structure  had to be dismantled, stripped and re-galvanized to ensure optimal corrosion protection.  We stood on-site to inspect the product after it was re-delivered.       

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