Galvanized steel pipe is a steel pipe that has been coated with zinc. This coating protects the steel from corrosion. It is most commonly used for outdoor construction like fences and handrails, or for some interior plumbing. The zinc provides a barrier against corrosion so that the pipe may be exposed to the outdoor environmental elements. The protective barrier proves equally effective against damage from indoor humidity.
Galvanized steel can be made into a strong plumbing or tubing material — one that resists corrosion from exposure to water or the elements. It has been used used for water-supply pipes or as a strong tubing for outdoor applications.
Galvanized steel hardness
Galvanized Steel are those steel that has been covered with a layer of zinc metal. Galvanized steel in terms of hardness test is a Brinell hardness, Rockwell hardness, Vickers hardness, Shore hardness, micro-hardness and high-temperature hardness, etc., which can be divided into a variety, most of the manufacturers or using a Buchner,Rockwell, Vickers hardness of these three methods.
Brinell hardness measurement principle is the test force F (N) with a certain size, the diameter D (mm) of hardened steel balls or carbide ball pressed into the surface of the metal under test, to maintain a predetermined time after the drop test force, the the indentation average diameter d (mm) measured with a reading microscope, and then the equation Brinell hardness HB value, or the value d from the prepared Brinell hardness table to detect HB Brinell hardness measurement method is suitable for cast iron, non-alloy, annealing and quenching and tempering steel, the determination should not be too hard, too small, too thin and the surface does not allow the larger indentation specimen or workpiece.
Rockwell hardness test when the sample is too small or Brinell hardness (HB) is greater than 450, to switch to a Rockwell hardness measurement. The test method is an apex angle of 120 degrees with a diamond cone or the diameter 1.59mm/3.18mm the ball, pressed into the surface of the material under a certain load, the hardness of the material by the indentation depth obtained.
The Vickers hardness means a standard of the hardness of the material. Vickers hardness there is a small negative Vickers hardness test load 1.961 <49.03N, it applies to a thinner workpiece, the tool surface or coating hardness measurement; micro-Vickers hardness test load <1.961N applicable to the metal foil, , of the ultra-thin surface layer hardness measurement.