Hot-dip galvanising for the best protection
What is hot-dip galvanising?
The process of hot-dip galvanisation is often used in the manufacture of boat trailers. This surface treatment process provides excellent protection against corrosion and rust, even in harsh conditions such as salt water, sand and other weather conditions. Hot dip galvanising involves immersing steel in a bath of liquid zinc at high temperatures, forming a zinc layer that adheres to the steel. This increases the life of the trailer and reduces maintenance costs. By using hot-dip galvanisation, boat trailer owners can concentrate on enjoying their boat instead of worrying about corrosion problems.
The process of hot-dip galvanisation begins by immersing the steel frame of the boat trailer in a bath of liquid zinc. The zinc is heated to a temperature of about 450°C, which causes it to melt and enter into a chemical reaction with the steel surface. This creates a permanent bond between the steel and the zinc, resulting in a protective zinc layer on the surface of the steel.
The zinc coating provides excellent protection against corrosion and rusting, even in the most demanding conditions. Salt water and humidity, for example, are factors that can cause corrosion in metals. Hot-dip galvanising covers the steel of the boat trailer with a layer of zinc, so these factors have no chance of affecting the steel.
Another advantage of hot-dip galvanisation is that it is a long-lasting treatment. It protects the steel from corrosion for many years, even in harsh conditions. This means the boat trailer requires less maintenance and has a longer lifespan. In addition, hot-dip galvanising is also an environmentally friendly treatment. The zinc bath in which the steel is immersed is not harmful to the environment. Moreover, zinc is a recyclable material, so the remaining zinc in the bath can be reused for other applications.