At TTFS, all our products are manufactured to the highest quality and standard. In order for our galvanised steel fence panels to be able to withstand the test of time and Australia’s harsh weather conditions they undergo rigorous testing and quality control processes.
Our secret? We only use hot-dipped galvanised steel. All our temporary fencing products are coated in a protective layer of zinc which prevents the negative effects of corrosion and rust occurring on your fence panels.
What is Hot Dip Galvanising?
Hot dip galvanising (HDG) is when steel is passed through a bath of molten zinc coating film to create a protective layer. Regular steel is made of iron which when exposed to moisture will begin to rust. The liquid zinc bonds to the iron in the steel forming a protective layer, making it corrosion resistant. The steel sheet can then be spun into a finished part with the zinc coating staying intact during the metal spinning process. The finished part resists corrosion and no additional zinc coatings are required.
Corrosion resistance only scratches the surface of hot dipped galvanised steel’s benefits – below we list the top 9 advantages:
1. Upfront Cost
The hot-dipped galvanisation process has made steel a more affordable material. The application costs for other protective coatings such as paint is far less economical when compared to hot-dip galvanised spinnings, making it one of the most attractive options for protecting steel from corrosion. The price range of our steel fence panels vary depending on the amount you are wanting to purchase. Contact our friendly team today to find out more.
2. Maintenance Cost
A quality galvanised temporary fence panel will not require much maintenance or repairs. The hot-dipped galvanised coating provides a protective barrier against rust so no on-going maintenance costs such as treatments or extra coats of paint will ever be required.
3. Increased Life Span
Rust and corrosion can break down a material, giving you a frail and easily broken fence panel. Since our temporary fencing products are hot dipped galvanised your end product will remain a strong barrier for years to come. Our products are also tested and comply with the Australian Standard AS 4678.
Hot dip galvanising is carried out to Australian Standard AS 4678. In addition to this, the minimum coating thickness is applied, hence the coatings life and performance are reliable and predictable.
5. Strongest Coating
A hot-dipped galvanised coating has a unique metallurgical structure that gives outstanding resistance to damages either onsite or during transportation between sites and even during the storage stage.
6. Protection for Damaged Areas
Every part of a hot-dipped galvanised product is protected – even recesses, sharp corners, and inaccessible areas. No coating applied to a steel product after completion can provide the same level of protection.
7. Faster Erection Time
Our hot-dipped galvanised steel products are delivered ready for use. No time is lost on-site completing surface preparation, painting, and inspection. Our temporary fencing is designed for fast installation once on site, and all you need is basic hand tools. For example, you can easily install 200 meters of fence panels in less than 2 hours!
8. Ease of Application
The galvanising process is not dependent on weather conditions and galvanisation if needed can be applied inexpensively and very quickly. Remember to always choose quality over quantity, you want to feel confident that your fence will provide the safety barrier that you require.
It comes with several environmental advantages, including the fact that zinc exists naturally and is essential to life. Both zinc and steel are renewable materials as they are 100% recyclable without the loss of properties. Once the steel is formed there is also little to no maintenance required on the product, meaning there is no additional energy or resources required.
Despite the many advantages galvanising steel has, there are a number of disadvantages including:
Reaction with other commodities
When mixed with yellow brass, galvanised steel causes dezincification to occur, this is a form of corrosion and weakening of the brass where the zinc within the brass dissolves. Galvanised steel also causes electrolytic action when combined with nonferrous metals (i.e. copper), this is a reaction that speeds up the process of oxidation. Hence, it is crucial to only use one type of material.
Cannot be used underground
Galvanised steel cannot be used for structures that are underground as it often conceals defects underneath the zinc coating on the steel.
TTFS For All Your Product Requirements
At the Temporary Fencing Shop, we have a key focus on how we can add value to our customers in different ways. The service we provide our customers is next to none with quality products to match. We are the largest manufacturer and supplier of temporary construction fencing along with a range of other products such as traffic management, barriers, site accessories and more. Contact our friendly team today to find out more.
Building or Renovating?
Are you currently building or renovating? Remember that temporary fencing is a requirement for the safety and protection of all involved. If need guidance, give temporary fencing specialists at The Temporary Fencing Shop a call on 1300 841 782 and we can help.