PWT Limited

Unit 5 Number 1 Highbrook Drive,
East Tamaki -
New Zealand (2161)
Tel: +64 9 271 5529
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The Gas Gravel Wiping System

Product categories: Treatment equipment and furnaces 

The Gas Gravel Wiping System

The PWT designed and installed Gas Gravel Wiping System for galvanising operations that require a thicker layer of zinc at wire speeds normally in the range of DV 120 to DV 160.

Essentially the wire passes through a loose gravel bed in a controlled atmosphere consisting of hydrogen sulphide and a reducing gas for Class 3 Coating. Out of this a zinc sulphide layer (shiny, non-oxidised coating) is formed.

The zinc sulphide layer has greater tensile strength and elasticity than zinc oxide and allows a fast withdrawal of the wire without a break-down of the skin.