Steel rinsing an indispensable process
The steel rinsing phase is of fundamental importance. In the galvanizing process, it is the consequential treatment from cleaning the manufactured items to be galvanized, completing any working prior to the coating procedure. The standard process follows a precise order: degreasing, pickling and steel rinsing.
Steel artifacts that went through the two initial steps could carry acid, ferric salts, oil or surfactant remains. To avoid getting these substances dragged along, they are submerged in a water bath for rinsing. A thorough rinse guarantees the materials to be perfectly washed before passing to the next stages of the galvanizing process.
Steel rinsing is an extremely important stage in the whole process: carrying pollutants in the subsequent phases may lead to further complications. Fluxing pollution by oil and grease would result in galvanizing defects, while galvanizing soak contamination might trigger a mattes (iron-rich zinc) increase, thus leading to a higher consumption and additional production costs.