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Application of direct current (galvanic) electricity, as in galvanizing (electroplating).
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The process of applying a protective coat of zinc to a ferrous-based metal (e.g., iron or steel). In the classic sense, galvanisation refers to electrochemical or electrodeposition, but in common practice, the metal of interest is dipped in molten zinc.

The obsolete practice of using low levels of direct current as a therapeutic modality.
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(gal?va-ni-za'shon) [ galvan(ic) ]
Therapeutic use of a galvanic current.
See: faradism.
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The company operates four distinct galvanizing lines in its Jasper, Tennessee location, including centrifuge, rod, conveyor and traditional hot-dip galvanizing.
Significant influence of silicon on the hot-dip galvanizing process has been known for more than 70 years [16,2].
"We are very proud that Had-Fab have placed their trust in Scottish Galvanizers to carry out the galvanizing for this important international work of art."
He said: "Manufacturing has never mattered more than at the present time and this new galvanizing plant is providing added value for manufactured goods.
Bridge, highway, electrical utility, industrial and marine construction projects have all realized the benefits of hot-dip galvanizing. Hot-dip galvanizing is relatively maintenance-free and commonly prevents any corrosion of the substrate steel for 50-80 years in most atmospheric environments (industrial, urban, marine and rural), with millions of data points established over the past 85 years to support that position.
'We've provided UK-wide asset-based finance for Wedge Group Galvanizing for many years, and once again it was seen to be the ideal solution in helping them achieve their aims.'
In a statement yesterday, Metnor said: "The board of Metnor considers that the Middlesbrough plant is no longer economical and that the relocation of the remaining galvanizing contracts to its modern Chesterfield site makes commercial sense.
Halpin is satisfied with the progress of the project and is looking forward to bringing the galvanizing line to the Sault.
Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd made the bold decision to eliminate lead from its process at all 14 of its plants across the UK 10 years ago.
(NYSE: AZZ), offering welding solutions, speciality electrical equipment and engineered services, has agreed to acquire Tennessee, US-based metal coatings company Tennessee Galvanizing Inc., to increase network of hot-dip galvanizing plants to 41 sites in the US, the company said.