Galvanised U Channels
Galvanised U Channels
Galvanised U channels, also known as galvanised channels or galvanised C channels, are hot-rolled carbon “U” shaped steel with inside radius corners that has been hot dipped in a zinc rich galvanizing process. Galvanised U channel is a lower cost alternative to stainless steel to protect against rust for many years, while maintaining comparable strength with a durable hard surface coating. Galvanised U channel is commonly used for retaining walls and outdoor structural applications. Galvanised U channel is also easy to cut, form, weld and machine with the proper equipment and knowledge.
Uses of galvanised U channel include general fabrication, agricultural implements, transportation equipment, construction, industrial, heavy machinery, automotive industry, manufacturing and structural support applications.
There are two common types of galvanised U channel, hot-dip galvanising and electrogalvanising. For hot-dip galvanising, the steel surface is dipped in molten pure zinc. Other the other hand for zinc plating or electrogalvanising, a thin coating of zinc is applied on a steel surface using an electric current. Electrogalvanising produces a thinner less resilient surface and mostly recommended for interior use.
|Hot-Dip Galvanising||Application of a zinc coating by immersing steel in a molten pool of zinc. Alloy layers such as zinc oxide and zinc carbonate, are formed on the primary metal through reaction with the surrounding atmosphere to form a protect coating.|
|Electrogalvanising||An electrolyte solution is passed through an electric current, which is later applied to the steel. The electric current reduces positively charged zinc ions to zinc metal, which is then deposited on the positively charged steel.|
|Pre-Galvanising||Rolling sheet metal through a cleaning agent to quickly prime material for galvanising. The metal is passed through a pool of molten liquid zinc and is instantly recoiled.|
|Cold Galvanising||Application of zinc-rich paint to the surface of steel metal to protect it from corrosion.|
Other galvanised U channel sizes and grades are available upon request. You can request to cut your galvanised U channel down to size.
Kian Huat Metal
Kian Huat Metal is Singapore’s leading galvanised U channel supplier with a wide distribution network that spans over 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region. With over 30 years of experience, we provide the very best quality products, prompt delivery and highest standard of services at competitive prices. At Kian Huat Metal, we supply an extensive range of metals for various applications. Our inventory includes: stainless steel, structural steel, mild steel, galvanised steel, aluminium, brass, bronze and copper. Our hot rolled and cold rolled steel is available in a wide range of shapes including: bars, rods, universal beams, universal columns, pipes, hollow sections, channels, sheets and plates. We can cut according to your exact specifications.
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