Galvanized Grating

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Galvanized Grating Galvanized grates are those metal grates that have been zinc coated in order to improve strength and corrosion resistance in industrial, commercial and domestic applications where grates are exposed to corrosive materials or elements and are in constant use.

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Canton, OH  |  800-321-9800

For over 40 years, Ohio has been a leading manufacturer of precision made aluminum grating solutions and offers products in both light duty for pedestrian loading and heavy duty for H20 loading to meet AASHTO standards. Ohio’s products can be manufactured to comply with ADA requirements, are manufactured in the USA and can assist with earning LEED credits. Please call Ohio today!

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Ohio Gratings, Inc. $$$

Mobile, AL  |  800-226-1134

All Plastics and Fiberglass prefabricates gratings products including fiberglass gratings, bar gratings and floor gratings. We offer online ordering of our in-stock products to accommodate all our current and potential customers. Allow our very capable engineers and technicians at All Plastics and Fiberglass to come up with a custom solution perfectly suited to fit your needs.

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All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc. $$$

Dallas, TX  |  214-630-0033

We are the experts at creating high quality gratings. Our engineers are eager to handle any of your requests. We care about your order, no matter how big or small. You can count on friendly assistance from the first call. We pay attention to your specific requirements and you are guaranteed to receive your products on-time. These items are easy to install and simple to maintain.

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Miner Grating Systems $$$

Houston, TX  |  800-495-5997

As leaders in the FRP industry, we are dedicated to customer service and support of all industries through continuous improvements in engineering and product development. Our line of products include vortex-induced vibration suppression products, fiberglass structural floor gratings, and more. Contact our team today to learn what we can do for your business.

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AIMS International $$$

Oklahoma City, OK  |  800-654-4568

Expanded Solutions puts more than 50 years of experience to work for your requirements in high quality expanded metals, security mesh, mini-mesh & expanded grating. Along with our large mesh capabilities, we have been an innovator in small-mesh products too. For a diversity of options please call today! We continue the tradition of excellence every day by offering quality service & products.

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Expanded Solutions L.L.C. $$$
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Used for drainage, support, filtration, partition and enclosure formation, gratings are employed in many different environments and may be made of a number of different materials. Common metal grate materials that are pre-treated through galvanization include iron, steel and aluminum.

Though these grates may be used without galvanization, this protective process improves the working lifespan of a grate in industries such as heating and cooling, refrigeration, architecture, power generation, automotive, walkway construction, marine superstructure, petrochemical processing, sewage treatment and waste management.

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The materials moving through these grate systems are often highly corrosive to even durable materials such as steel. Zinc galvanization provides an added layer of protection. While this layer, varying in thickness from 1mm to just over 4mm, will eventually corrode, the damage caused by corrosion is significantly slowed.

The application of zinc is a relatively simple and cost effective procedure making its use popular for a variety of metal grating fixtures such as grills, grids, grip plates and grates, stair treads and drain grates.

Galvanization is most commonly achieved through a process known as hot-dip galvanizing. Essentially, this involves bathing iron or steel grates or grate components in molten zinc. Zinc is kept liquefied at temperatures near 860 degrees F.

The metal articles, first cleaned with a light acid solution, are either dipped or fed into the zinc bath which forms a metallurgical bond with the substrate materials. When exposed to oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the zinc is cured and forms a layer of zinc carbonate that further protects the bars, mesh and sheets of iron, aluminum or steel grates.

While traditional hot-dipping is still widely used, two additional techniques are growing in use and popularity. Electro-galvanizing passes an electric current through the zinc compound in order to create a thinner and more tightly bonded coating.

The newest development is the environmentally friendly thermal diffusion galvanizing which eliminates the hazardous caustic and acid baths used in traditional methods. Rather than a molten bath, zinc powder is applied to grate components which are then sealed in a drum and processed through a rotary oven.

Each technique produces spangle, either uniform or large grain, on the finished grate. Spangle is the appearance of a crystalline structure that gives the formerly shiny metals a dull grey appearance.

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