Hot Dip Galvanized Stalls
Triton heavy duty horse stalls are hot dip galvanized after fabrication. Each of our horse stalls come with a variety of different options. For more information see our horse stalls configuration page here.
- Hot Dipped Galvanized (Rust-Free)**
- 25 Year Non-Deteriorating Surface
- Maintenance Free Dry Door Track vs. Lubricated Track
- Easy to Install - All Modular Design
- Heavy Walled Steel
- Solid Welded One Piece Frame Construction
- Commercial Grade
- Anti Cribbing & Chewing Design
- Maintenance Free Composite Panels Available
- 3" Opening Between Tubes
- 2 Piece Door Stop With Door Guide
- Uprights Constructed With 14 Gauge Steel
- Wood Channels Constructed With 14 Gauge Steel
- Grill Tubing Constructed With 14 Gauge Steel
**98% zinc plated
Down the road..........
Which would you rather own?
When buying horse stalls, stall buildings, gates and arenas, there is only one way to look at it - short term costs versus long term costs.
Although painted equipment and pregalvanizedequipment seem to be an economical choice, you usually end up paying more in the long run. Get a higher return on your investment. Invest in Triton hot dip galvanized after fabrication equipment. Hot dip galvanized seals in the strength by bonding metallic zinc to steel for the ultimate protection from corrosion.
Hot Dip Galvanized
Triton stalls and stall barns are Hot Dip Galvanized after fabrication which allows the parts to be galvanized on the outside where you see it and on the inside where the rusting process starts in painted and pre-galvanized panels. We galvanize according to ASTM A-123 specifications, which requires a minimum 98% zinc coating.
Our track and trolley system is maintenance free. The track is galvanized and the trolleys are made from high strength "Delrin" material.
Triton Stall Systems offer Hot Dip Galvanized Stalls and Barns. Our stalls are based on modular design which provides the user maximum flexibility in laying out your barn the way you want it.
The stalls are designed with the safety of both horse and owner in mind. All panels are heavy walled, solid welded one piece frame construction.
With our "can do" attitude, if you can dream of it we can build it.
Many options are available and your custom ideas are always welcome.
Facts about hot-dip galvanizing
- Using zinc to protect steel from corrosion (hot-dip galvanizing) is a 150-year-old practice!
- Corrosion is caused by the inherent tendency of metals, when subjected to air and moisture, to revert to their original earthly forms, usually an ore state. They do this through a chemical or electrochemical reaction with the environment.
- Galvanizer's kettles (GalvaSource) are set at temperatures ranging between 815 F and 850 F (435 C to 454 C).
- Zinc seals the underlying steel from contact with its environment. If the steel is exposed to the elements due to mechanical damage, the surrounding zinc corrodes sacrificially, protection the underlying steel from corrosive attack.
- The zinc coating on galvanized steel is uniform: inside, outside, corners and edges.
- The hot-dip galvanized reinforcing steel bond with concrete is at least as great as the bond of bare steel to concrete.
- Hot-dip galvanized steel lasts longer today than it did 20 years ago. Because of environmental laws, our air is cleaner and less contaminated with corrosive emissions.
- Corrosion annually costs the U.S. economy 3.2 percent of the gross national product, over $279 billion. Indirect costs to the public could raise the percentage to as much as 6 percent. Some indirect costs of corrosion are: lost productivity due to traffic delays, accidents caused by corroded hand and guardrails, excessive use of nature's raw materials.
Hot Dip Galvanizing after fabrication provides the longest lasting-lowest maintenance products in the Ag market today.
All steel products to be Hot Dip Galvanized must be properly designed and prepared to allow proper coating.
Drainage or weep holes must be located top and bottom at each end of each horizontal tube to allow the molten zinc to flow inside and then drain back out of the part during the dipping process. All products to be hot dip galvanized must be designed to take into consideration stresses related with the hot dipping process. Triton uses only "prime steel" manufactured under ASTM A 513 standards with minimum 50,000 lb. psi yield.
Material must be cleaned and free of oils, dirt or other foreign particles.
3. Coverage: minimum
1.8 mill of molten zinc, which conforms with Specification B-6.
4. Bath properties:
The galvanizing bath contains not less than 98% zinc by weight.
To provide the user with a brighter-longer lasting finish, "all" of Triton Agri Products are Chromate quenched after the hot dip galvanizing process.
Note: The True Cost of Not Hot Dip Galvanizing (Source- American Galvanizing Association)
The most commonly cited regular reason for not galvanizing for corrosion protection is costs.
Taking into consideration the saving that will be generated by reduced maintenance over the life of the product, many specifiers choose to paint in hopes of saving a few dollars.
Take a world-renowned landmark like the Eiffel Tower. When the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 it was constructed with painted steel. Since that time, the tower has been repainted 17 times. Maintenance is scheduled to take place every 7 years and takes 14 months to complete. The cost of painting the Eiffel Tower has totaled $ 30 million dollars since 1889. Corrosion experts estimate $ 11 million could have been saved had they hot dip galvanized then painted.
Closer to home, a steel fabricator in Ohio recently made the decision to paint the hand rails at the Cleveland Indians stadium because painting was $ 25,000 cheaper than Hot Dip Galvanizing. What they failed to take into consideration was the astronomical maintenance costs incurred with the painted steel.
After just four years of service the handrails had to be repainted at a cost $ 350,000. By the time the stadium reaches its useful life, the projected saving will be in the millions. By contrast, the lighting system in the outfield was hot dip galvanized and then painted. To date, none of that steel has required any maintenance.
Hot Dip Galvanizing Process
|Hot Dip Galvanized Steel||Performance & Condition||Weathering Steel|
|Unaffected by weathering||Fatigue Life||Reduced by Weathering|
|Protects substrate steel from corrosion||Constant Wetting||Corrodes the same as unprotected carbon steel|
|Provides excellent corrosion protection||Faying Surfaces||Corrodes the same as unprotected carbon steel|
|Prepare via sweep blast or solvent cleaning||Painting||Excessive preparation and excessive paint absorption|
|Protected inside and out||Tubular Shapes||Traps moisture inside, resulting in increased corrosion rate|
|Visual and/or magnetic gauge||Inspection||Can't distinguish patina rust from loose corrosion products of accelerated corrosion|
|Easily estimated for most environments||Corrosion Rate||Unknown|
|Good protection of substrate steel||Road Salt Effect||Accelerated corrosion/loss of mass|
|No visible corrosion products||Appearance Problems||Stains concrete|
|90' long by 6' wide (approx.)||Size Limitations||None|
|Good corrosion protection||Sea Coast||Poor corrosion protection, chlorides cause pitting|
|Good corrosion protection||Chemical (Airborne)||Poor corrosion protection, accelerated patina consumption|
|Excellent corrosion protection||Vegetation||Moisture may accelerate corrosion, especially on faying surfaces, enough to exert excessive force on bolted connections|
|Widely used, no arcing||Electrical Industry||Corrosion products cause arcing|
|Excellent corrosion protection||High humidity/Fog||Poor corrosion protection|