Susan R. Bauer, Inc. has the capabilities to apply Thermal Spray Coating (TSC) or metalizing.
A small but growing number of bridges and bridge components have been metalized for corrosion protection. Metalizing is a process in which electric arc welding equipment is coupled with compressed air to melt and project zinc or aluminum alloy wire onto a steel surface. Correctly applied, metalized coatings show outstanding corrosion protection quality. The metalizing industry highly recommends at least a sealer and often a sealer and finish coat over metalizing. Metalizing requires at least an SSPC SP-10 abrasive blast cleaning and application of 8 to 12 mils of thermal sprayed metal (either zinc or zinc/ aluminum alloy).
Benefits of Metalizing: