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The difference between hot galvanized and cold galvanized square tube

May. 20, 2020

Galvanized square tubes are divided into hot-galvanized square tubes and cold-galvanized square tubes from the production process. It is precisely because of the different addition of these two kinds of galvanized square tubes that they have created many different physical and chemical properties. In general, they have many differences in strength, toughness and mechanical properties.

 galvanized square tube

Hot dip galvanized square tube is a square tube made of steel plate or steel strip after crimping and welding, and on the basis of this square tube, the square tube is placed in the hot dip galvanized pool and then formed after a series of chemical reactions A kind of square tube. The production process of hot-dip galvanized square tube is relatively simple, and the production efficiency is very high, and there are many varieties and specifications. This square tube requires little equipment and capital, and is suitable for the production of small galvanized square tube manufacturers. But in terms of strength, the strength of this steel pipe is much lower than that of seamless square pipes.

The cold-galvanized square tube uses the cold-galvanized principle on the square tube to make the square tube have anti-corrosion performance. Unlike hot-dip galvanizing, cold-dip galvanizing coatings are mainly anti-corrosive by electrochemical principles, so it is necessary to ensure sufficient contact between zinc powder and steel, resulting in electrode potential difference, so the surface treatment of steel is very important.

 galvanized square tube

Square tube manufacturers include hot-dip galvanized square tubes and electro-galvanized square tubes. Hot-dip galvanized square tubes include wet method, dry method, lead-zinc method, and redox method. The main difference between the different hot-dip galvanizing methods is to use a method to activate the surface of the pipe body to improve the quality of galvanizing after acid pickling and cleaning of the steel pipe. At present, the dry method and the redox method are mainly used. The characteristics are shown in the table. The surface of the zinc layer of electro-galvanized zinc is very smooth and dense, with a uniform structure; it has good mechanical properties and corrosion resistance; the zinc consumption is 60% to 75% lower than that of hot-dip galvanizing. Electrogalvanizing has certain technical complexity, but this method is required for single-sided coatings, double-sided coatings with different thicknesses on the inner and outer surface coatings, and galvanizing of thin-walled tubes.