Galvanising standards

Hot dip galvanizing is a relatively simple process to specify and is covered by a single standard EN ISO 1461. Galvanizers Association can provide detailed advice on compiling your specifications, as well as reviewing design details to maximise the benefits of galvanizing your steel.

Galvanising Standards Quite simple considerations will go a long way to ensure that your steel is processed quickly and efficiently:

  • size and shape of fabrication
  • how the fabrication will be connected
  • any additional coatings that may be required

Listed below are national and international standards for hot dip galvanizing. There are over 100 British standards and codes of practice where hot dip galvanizing is specified as the required or optional finish. Please refer to the latest version of the standards below when specifying.

British and European Standards

EN ISO 1461

Hot dip galvanized coatings on fabricated iron and steel articles — specifications and test methods.
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EN ISO 14713-1

Zinc coatings – Guidelines and recommendations for the protection against corrosion of iron and steel in structures. Part 1: General principles of design and corrosion resistance.

EN ISO 14713-2

Zinc coatings – Guidelines and recommendations for the protection against corrosion of iron and steel in structures. Part 2: Hot dip galvanizing.

BS 7371: Part 6

Coatings on metal fasteners — specification for hot dip galvanized coatings.

EN 10244: Part 2

Steel Wire & Wire Products — Non ferrous metallic coatings on steel wire.

EN 10346

Continuously hot dip coated steel flat products.

BS 3083

Specification for hot dip zinc coated and hot dip aluminium/zinc coated corrugated steel sheets for general purposes.

EN 13438

Paints & Varnishes. Powder organic coatings for galvanized or sherardised steel products for construction purposes.

EN 15773

Industrial application of powder organic coatings to hot dip galvanized or sherardised steel articles (duplex coatings). Specifications, Recommendations & Guidelines.

New Standard for Steel Rebar

EN 10348‑2:2018 – Galvanized reinforcing steel products

In December 2018, a European standard, EN 10348-2:2018 ‘Steel for the reinforcement of concrete – Galvanized reinforcing steel and steel products‘ was published.

This standard allows for easy specification of hot dip galvanized reinforcement and provides details on the type of reinforcing steel, steel rebar and/or steel product to be galvanized, especially steel within the scope of EN 10080.

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