CORROSION OF GALVANIZED STEEL IN CONTACT WITH CONCRETE CONTAINING CALCIUM CHLORIDE

The discussor has criticized the author for using the word "zinc" unless a zinc-iron alloy coating (galvanize) is meant and electroplated zinc as a substitute for "galvanize" in laboratory tests. Using "zinc" when "galvanize" is meant leads to a very loose use of cathodic protection as a major merit of galvanized products. The author contends that the discussor is correct is stating that hot-dip galvanized steel is not exactly comparable to electro-galvanized steel in making corrosion tests. The authors purpose for using a thin electroplated coating of zinc was to hasten the reactions of concrete with and without calcium chloride in contact with zinc and plain steel.

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    • The original article to which this discussion applies is Corrosion of Galvanized Steel in Contact with Concrete Containing Calcium Chloride by C.E. Mange, published in Materials Performance, V16, N5, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Corrosion Engineers

    P.O. Box 1499
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Discussers:
    • Lankes, J B
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00184973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Materials Performance
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM