AGI Standard
Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on
fabricated ferrous articles
Standard Specification for Hot-Dip Galvanized Coatings to be used in conjunction with the Indonesian Standard and is designed for simple insertion into specifiers' overall materials specifications.

SCOPE
This specification covers the after fabrication galvanized coating applied to general steel articles, structural sections, angles, channels, beams, columns, fabricated steel assemblies, castings, threaded fasteners, steel reinforcement and other steel components.

This specification does not apply to the galvanized coating on semi-finished products such as wire, tube or sheet galvanized in continuous, semi-continuous or specialised plants.

GALVANIZING
All articles to be galvanized shall be handled in such a manner as to avoid any mechanical damage and to minimise distortion.

Design features that may lead to difficulties during galvanizing should be pointed out prior to dipping.
Galvanizing parameters such as galvanizing temperature, time of immersion and withdrawal speed shall be employed to suit the requirements of the article.

The composition of the zinc in the galvanizing bath shall not be less that 98.0% zinc.

COATING REQUIREMENTS
Thickness
The thickness of the galvanized coating shall conform with Table 1 and
Table 2:

TABLE 1.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COATING THICKNESS AND MASS
FOR ARTICLES THAT ARE NOT CENTRIFUGED
Article Thickness
(mm)
Local coating thickness
(Microns )
Average coating thickness
(Microns )
Average coating
mass (\g/m2 )
1.5mm or less 35 45 320
Over 1.5 to 3mm 45 55 390
Over 3 to 6mm 55 70 500
Over 6mm 70 85 600

TABLE 2.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COATING THICKNESS AND MASS FOR ARTICLES
THAT ARE CENTRIFUGED
Article Thickness
(incl. castings) (mm)
Local coating thickness
(Microns )
Average coating thickness
(Microns )
Average coating
mass (g/m2 )
Less than 8mm

25

35 250
8mm and over 40 55 390

The thickness of the galvanized coating shall first be tested by the purchaser/designer at the galvanizer's works, using an approved magnetic measuring device. In the event of any dispute, an independent test shall be carried out.

Surface Finish
The galvanized coating shall be continuous, adherent, as smooth and evenly distributed as possible, and free from any defect that is detrimental to the stated end use of the coated article. On silicon killed steels, the coating may be dull grey, provided the coating is sound and continuous.

The integrity of the coating shall be determined by visual inspection and coating thickness measurements.

Where slip factors are required to enable high strength friction grip bolting, where shown, these shall be obtained after galvanizing by suitable mechanical treatment of the faying surfaces.

Where a paint finish is to be applied to the galvanized coating, this should be advised at the time of order and all spikes shall be removed and all edges shall be free from lumps and runs.

Adhesion
The galvanized coating shall be sufficiently adherent to withstand normal handling during transport and erection.
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