Enclosed pretreatment tunnel
The enclosed pretreatment tunnel is certainly one most the most recognizable innovative concepts introduced by Gimeco in the hot dip galvanizing environment. The enclosed pretreatment tunnel can efficiently separate the area where acid fumes are generated from the rest of the surrounding operational areas. The pretreatment environment is therefore efficiently enclosed in a custom built tunnel, which allows to keep out in clean air the overhead cranes, the operators and even the supporting steel structure for the tanks.
Thanks to the pretreatment tunnel, two major achievements are attained:
- Customers can reach a very high working efficiency, whilst being able to satisfy local authorities with full environmental and workers protection compliance;
- Customers can preserve building structures and plant components, safeguarding their initial investment and significantly lowering maintenance costs.
Each pretreatment tunnel built by Gimeco is equipped with robust walkways, built in polypropylene and fully accessible to perform inspection and maintenance inside the tunnel. Rubber sealing around overhead cranes’ ropes or chains are provided, as well as side walls built in acid-resistant materials and a highly efficient fume abatement system.
Gimeco designs its pretreatment tunnels to balance flexible structures with robustness, allowing an efficient process quality and long lasting performance.Enclosed pretreatment tunnel