*Corresponding author:Víctor García, Facultad de Ciencias, Campus Universitario Río San Pedro, Universidad de Cádiz, 11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain
Received: June 20, 2018; Published: July 18, 2018
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The galvanizing process by thermal diffusion or Sherardizing is a process used by the industry to increase the corrosion resistance of some metals, especially steel. However, achieving a good optimization of this process, that is, an optimal consumption of Zn dust without exceeding the necessary quantity needed to get a homogenous coating layer thick enough to provide an efficient anti-corrosive property is not always easy. This work explores the difficulties found in the industry to optimize that process, and we propose a software that allow simulating and considering different parameters to propose the quantity of Zn dust to be used depending on the working conditions, the parts to by coated and the container used. This software allows also considering, in the simulation, the addition of Zn halides for improving the coating process.
Keywords: Sherardizing; Coating Software; Thermal Diffusion; Galvanized Steel