Common Questions About Galvanizing Tanks
One way that you can enhance the capabilities of your metal fabrication shop is to install a Hot-Dip Galvanizing facility. These “Plants” consist of heavy-duty pieces of equipment and the products produced by Plastic Welding & Fabrication, LTD. (PWF) can go a long way in enhancing the strength and corrosion-resistance of such equipment. In this article, we will answer some commonly asked questions about the galvanizing tank specifically.
(Q) What Material Is Used?
(A) PWF will take into consideration all aspects of your operation when selecting the proper material to use for construction of the Galvanizing tank, or “Pickle Tanks”. (Chemical(s) to be used, desired operating temperature, climate for the facility location and any local codes that must be met). Generally, all tanks except the Quench or Caustic tank will be built using 1-1/2″ thick Copolymer Polypropylene (CPP) natural in color.
(Q) What is Copolymer Polypropylene?
(A) Copolymer Polypropylene (CPP) is a thermoplastic that is classified under the Polyolefin group of materials. It has excellent resistance to acids, alkalis, and organic solvents. CPP is a little bit softer and more pliable than Homopolymer Polypropylene (HPP) with a much better impact strength to address the concern of cracking with HPP. This material can operate continuously up to 180 Degrees F, which makes it the ideal choice of construction for Hot-Dip Galvanizing Pretreatment Tanks.
(Q) How Do Galvanizing Tanks Get to The Workplace?
(A) All tanks are shipped on flatbed trailers by an 18 wheeler or suitable hot-shot. If required, the tanks may be loaded/unloaded by cranes.
(Q) Are The Tanks Supported?
(A) Years ago, pre-treatment tanks were constructed of “Acid Brick”. As the industry grew and industrialized Drop-In Liners (Un-Supported) were introduced to the market. A few years ago, Freestanding, Self-Supported & Open Top Tanks (Externally Supported W/ Encapsulations) became more popular as the “go-to” choice in the Galvanizing industry from a global aspect. PWF can build a liner that drops into your existing support system OR a complete Freestanding tank that requires only full bottom support.
(Q) Do you offer any warranty?
(A) All of our custom tanks and custom products are backed by a 2-year workmanship warranty. We include this at no additional charge because we feel that you deserve the peace of mind with your new investment.
When planning to purchase a new galvanizing tank, it is important to consult with an experienced company that places customer success and satisfaction at the top of their priorities. Plastic Welding & Fabrication, Ltd. is always standing by to help plan, construct, and install the highest quality products possible while keeping your bottom line at the utmost consideration. If you have more questions, please feel free to reach out and speak with a sales representative at +1 (512) 295-6412.