Entries by geelong.gal.admin

It’s our 30th Birthday!

A lot has happened since 1991. From breaking new ground to build a brand new hot dip galvanizing facility here in Geelong, to several facility expansions, new product launches, a devastating fire and embarking on our sustainability pathway. From the very beginning our team at Geelong Gal, our clients, sub-contractors and our industry network have […]

We’re working hard to fulfill your order

COVID has thrown our businesses many challenges. Our plant is currently operating on a 24 hour, 5 day roster with overtime on Saturdays. We are fully functional, however the workload over the past month has slowly stretched our capabilities, impacting our turnaround times to an uncomfortable 10+ working days. As a valued customer, we ask that you be patient with us. […]

The Role of a Galvanizing Furnace

During our recent kettle changeover project we replaced our furnace control panel and updated the control programs to increase burner pulsing and efficiency. In a galvanizing plant, the furnace is often referred to as the heart of the plant.  We asked James Molony, the MD at Integrated Galvanizing Solutions (IGS), our kettle changeover partner to explain […]

Galvanizing Kettle Changeover Project

We recently undertook a large capital project at our plant, with the changeover of our galvanizing kettle. A galvanizing kettle weighs around 32 tonne and holds around 260 tonnes of molten zinc that heated to temperatures of 445°C to 465°C. And the kettle is used to immerse prepared steel items into the molten zinc, to […]

Business as Usual at Geelong Galvanizing

In light of the latest recommendations from the Government with regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we would like to advise our customers, delivery drivers and suppliers that we are still open and it’s business as usual. We will strive to keep all our customers & suppliers up to do date with the latest information & […]

Gal delivers results for local producer

Geelong Galvanizing recently collaborated with Turi Foods, a locally owned, family run business that farms and manufactures poultry. Turi Foods is known for great Australian brands including La Ionica and Bannockburn. The business was seeking a long-term, highly protective coating for their egg turning stillages that are prone to rust and corrosion. Geelong Galvanizing were […]

Award Winning Frankston Station

Project: Frankston Train Station Upgrade The Frankston rail station upgrade is a part of the Victorian State Government’s circa $6.9b. Level Crossing Removal project. The project was delivered by the North Western Program Alliance and construction overseen by the Level Crossing Removal Authority. Design & Construction Process: Randall Industries were engaged to design, fabricate and […]

Our Focus on Renewable Energy

Stage 2 of our investment in renewable energy is now complete at our Geelong facilities. Over 400 solar panels have now been installed across our admin building and paint & blast facility rooftops. This follows our 2015 Stage 1 solar installation on the paint & blast building. This building also incorporates an automatic abrasive recycling […]

What Influences the Appearance of HDG?

Why can’t I specify the finish I want with Hot Dip Galvanized Steel? It’s a question that doesn’t have a simple answer. The ACA covers the influencing factors in this interesting article. The initial appearance of HDG steel is largely determined by the metallurgical reaction between the zinc and the steel. To find out what […]

Best Practice in Design & Fabrication

Best practice in design & fabrication for hot dip galvanizing in accordance with AS/NZS 4680 must also consider your selection of steel. Preparing steel substrates for galvanizing that are supplied with lacquers or thick protective coatings, can negatively affect the quality of the caustic pickling process. If the pickling process is affected, this will have […]