Factors Affecting the Life of Galvanized Wire
Before purchasing galvanized wire, many customers ask us the question, how long does your galvanized wire last? In fact, the service life of galvanized wire is affected by many factors, such as the production process, the quality of raw materials, the zinc content and the environment in which it is used. Next, Wanzhi Steel will provide you with a detailed introduction. Please read on to learn more.
Four Factors that Affect the Life of Galvanized Wire
1. Production Process
There are two production processes for galvanized steel wire, hot-dip galvanizing and electro galvanizing. The zinc layer of hot-dip galvanized wire is usually thicker than that of electro galvanized wire. Wanzhi Steel can produce hot-dip galvanized wire with a zinc layer of 40 – 350g/m², while electro galvanized wire has a zinc layer of only 8 – 25g/m². The thickness of the zinc layer often determines the corrosion resistance of the wire. This also means that hot-dip galvanized wire will last longer than electro galvanized wire.
2. Quality of Raw Materials
The quality of raw materials used by manufacturers in the production of galvanized wire can directly affect its service life. Wanzhi Steel, as a highly reputable galvanized steel wire manufacturer, uses high quality Q195 low carbon steel wire as raw material. The hot-dip galvanized wire we produce is bright in color, soft in silk, and excellent in corrosion resistance. According to the feedback from our regular customers, the quality of the galvanized steel wire we produce is superior to that of many of our counterparts.
3. Zinc Content
Based on our decades of experience, galvanized wire with a zinc content of 30 g/m² will remain rust-free for 5 years under normal conditions of use. In addition, galvanized wire with a zinc content of 100 g/m² will remain rust-free for 7 years. Galvanized wire with a zinc content of 235 g/m² will remain rust-free for 10 years. Therefore, if you want your galvanized wire to last longer, you can choose a wire with a higher zinc content.
4. Environment of Use
The environment of use includes many aspects such as air, soil and temperature. The following conditions can shorten the life of galvanized iron wire.
1. When galvanized steel wire is used in high or low humidity and is exposed to salt, acid or industrial contaminants;
2. If the galvanized wire is buried in the soil, it will be exposed to more moisture, which will also affect its longevity. (The magnitude of the effect depends greatly on the type of soil and overall conditions);
3. When it is combined with corrosive factors such as humidity and industrial pollution, it accelerates its corrosion rate, resulting in a shorter life span.
In addition, the environment in which the galvanized steel wire is stored can also have an effect on its longevity. If you purchase a large quantity of galvanized steel wire, it is best to store it in a dry, well-ventilated warehouse. Also, remember not to store corrosive items with galvanized wire.
These are the four factors that affect the life span of galvanized steel wire. If you are going to purchase galvanized wire in the near future, you can contact Wanzhi Steel. We will recommend the right type of wire for you according to your actual application. Below are the specifications of galvanized steel wire we provide for your reference.
|Product||Hot Galvanized Wire||Electro Galvanized Wire|
|Diameter||0.5 – 5.0 mm||0.25 mm – 5.00 mm|
|Zinc Coated||40 – 350g/m²||8 – 25g/ m²|
|Tensile Strength||350 – 550N/mm²||350 – 550N/mm², 680 – 850N/mm²|
|Elongation Rate||15%||10% – 25%|
|Coil Weight||1 kg – 1000 kg or as per your requirements|