Mandal, G K and Mandal, D and Das, S K and Balasubramaniam, R and Mehrotra, S P (2009) Microstructural study of galvanized coatings formed in pure as well as commercial grade zinc baths. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 62 (1). pp. 35-40.
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This investigation is an effort to have a better understanding of the growth kinetics and morphology of the coating formed during the galvanizing process in pure as well as commercial grade zinc baths. The protective coating that is formed during hot dip galvanizing, normally between 450 and 480°C, consists of a series of Fe-Zn intermetallic layers, which have been identified as gamma (Γ), delta (δ), zeta (ξ) and an outer eta (η) layer, highly rich in zinc. There is apparently no delay in the formation of ξ or δ phases in both pure as well as the commercial grade zinc baths. The gamma (Γ) phase is formed after an incubation time of about 30 s at a bath temperature of 470°C in the pure zinc bath. Its formation is further delayed in the commercial grade zinc bath. The last morphological feature is the formation of a second ξ layer at the ξ/δ interface in the pure zinc bath. In the commercial grade zinc bath two different morphologies of ξ phase are seen starting from the lowest dipping time, and also the overall coating is considerably thicker due to formation of several iron-zinc intermetallics which degrade its ductility and outward appearance. Commercial grade zinc also enhances the dross formation in the bath and deteriorates the quality of the coating. Presence of transverse cracks as well as entrapment of dross particles in the coating is attributed to the less compact coating that is formed in the commercial grade zinc bath.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||hot dip galvanizing - coating - intermetallic phases|
|Divisions:||Metal Extraction and Forming|
|Deposited By:||Sahu A K|
|Deposited On:||03 Jun 2010 09:35|
|Last Modified:||11 Jan 2012 17:48|
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