Hot Dip Galvanizing in Australia
Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA) comprises the leading hot dip galvanizing companies throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Association’s objectives are to provide the highest standards in design and quality of hot dip galvanized products and to assist consumers achieve the economics and sustainability inherent in the correct design and application of hot dip galvanized products. This EPD covers steel products, such as hot-rolled structural steel sections, steel plate, and hollow structural steel sections, that are hot dip galvanized after fabrication by members of the Galvanizers Association of Australia. The EPD includes data for hot dip galvanized steel conforming to the requirements of AS/NZS 4680. It represents the industry average for members of the Galvanizers Association of Australia. The declared unit for the EPD is 1 year of protection of a 1 m2 coated 8 mm thick steel plate. The scope is ‘cradle-to-gate with options’ covering production, transport to customer, end of life and recycling potential. A guide is provided to adjust the average EPD and apply it to align with specific product.