Protection of Fasteners is Imperative

Perhaps the most critical choice made in the design of fabrication connections is how to protect the fasteners from corrosion. The protection of fasteners is imperative, because if the fasteners corrode and fail, the integrity of the structure is at risk.

Maintenance-Free Quality

Hot-dip galvanizing delivers long-term, maintenance-free corrosion protection of fasteners, thus eliminating the concern. Whether used in atmospheric, concrete, soil, or water applications, hot-dip galvanized steel provides maximum time to first maintenance. Additionally, because of galvanizing’s maintenance-free quality, there will be no difficult field repairs nor labour and material costs associated with those repairs.

Specialists in Spin/Centrifuge

Wedge Group have a specialised spin/centrifuge galvanizing plant based in the Midlands, B.E. Wedge Ltd. All works undertaken is hot dip galvanized strictly in accordance with EN ISO 1461:2009 and under the control of ISO 9001.

Our services

  • Collection and delivery service
  • 24-hour turnaround on request
  • Galblast-450 – Threaded fasteners
  • Spin galvanizing
  • Two galvanizing lines

B.E. Wedge Ltd

Download the brochure for B.E. Wedge Ltd to find out more about our specialist spin/centrifuge plant.


Hot dip galvanized steel will last very well in most environments. It is not uncommon for galvanized steel to last more than 70 years under certain conditions. Latest corrosion rates can be found at the Galvanizers Association

The three intermetallic layers that form during the galvanizing process are all harder than the substrate steel and have excellent abrasion resistance.

“White Rust”, or wet storage stain, is formed because zinc on newly-galvanized steel is very reactive and quickly forms zinc oxide and zinc hydroxide corrosion products that go on to become the stable zinc carbonate.
When galvanized steel is stacked damp, stored in wet boxes or shrink wrapped with no free-flowing air, the zinc forms excessive layers of zinc hydroxide, otherwise known as wet storage stain.
Most wet storage stain can be easily removed with a nylon brush. To prevent wet storage stain, store galvanized steel indoors and in such a way to allow free-flowing air between each galvanized item.


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