Galvanized Culvert Pipe: Enhancing Infrastructure with Corrosion Resistance and Structural Integrity
There are many reasons why galvanized culvert pipes may be used in infrastructure projects. From water diffusion and the prevention of flooding in low-lying areas to carrying the load of overhead streets and bridges, the transport of minerals, and storage in the mining industry, culvert pipes are indispensable in certain areas of construction. Their corrosion resistance and longevity are only enhanced by the galvanization process.
Galvanized culvert pipe is used extensively in many industries, but the mining industry seems to take the lion’s share. It is the versatility of these piping systems that make them so desirable. They need to be bendable and pliable as, in some instances, they need to be curved along their structural length to deliver mining minerals from one location to another via a series of conveyor belts. Mining and other industries might also use galvanized culvert pipes as stockpile tunnels, for industrial waste disposal, and as storage facilities.
Although culverts may be constructed from many types of materials, steel galvanized culvert pipes are fast becoming the first choice for infrastructure and mining projects. In this article, we at Armco Superlite will discuss the benefits of these piping systems:
3 Ways to Enhance Infrastructure in Mining and Construction with Corrosion-Resistant Galvanized Culvert Pipes
In the mining and construction industries, steel galvanized pipes are often constructed in circular or semi-circular formations. This is dependent on the purpose the tunnel is being constructed for. The corrugation in their design lends to their rigidity and strength and adds to their ability to adapt to longitudinal formation. Using galvanized culvert pipe has several advantages, including:
- Speed of Construction: At Armco, we follow predetermined draughting and planning procedures. We begin with the manufacture of your culverts, including the galvanization process, weeks in advance in anticipation of installation. The culverts are manufactured at one of our two premises and transported to yours as and when needed, allowing for additional space on-site for the storage of other materials. Producing the culverts off-site has the added advantage of not being weather dependent, and the reduced cost of transporting only one element to the construction site saves both time and money.
- Cost-Effective Construction: In comparison to other construction techniques, like with concrete, for example, the cost of transporting multiple products to the same site before construction is already substantial. Then, the time taken for steel fixing, formwork to be tied into place, and finally the pouring and curing of the material is time-consuming and excessively labour-intensive. Processes such as this are seasonal and timing needs to be meticulous, outside of rainy or excessively humid conditions. To compare, galvanized culvert pipes are set in place length after length, either in straight lines or predetermined curves. The process is substantially less labour-intensive and is completed in a lot less time.
- Weather Resistant: The African continent is subjected to some of the harshest weather conditions on the planet. Once construction is completed, the galvanized structure will endure extreme temperature variations. From below-zero conditions in winter to an excess of 40*C during the summer months, with our galvanizing plants listed by the BSI ISO 9001:2015 quality management system and our hot dip galvanized steel being fabricated in accordance with the SANS 121/ISO 1461 specifications, you can expect the finished project to last more than 80 years.
Do It Right Through Armco Superlite
At Armco Superlite, we strive to be the leading specialist in the supply and manufacture of galvanized products, including galvanized culvert pipes. Our range of superior galvanized products are being used extensively by mining houses, industrial companies, contractors, and consulting engineers globally due to our reputation and extensive expertise.
If you are needing the galvanization of any product through your construction process from metal sheeting and corrugated steel to nuts, bolts, connectors, and tunnels or culverts, contact us for a consultation. Arm yourself with Armco Superlite – we’ll get the job done right!
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