The embrittlement of metals triggered by liquid zinc, has been known for about 140 years. William H. Johnson  stated that iron loses its forming capacity when dipped in melted zinc. Even today, this phenomenon still causes significant damages to hot-dip galvanized steel parts. Here, close attention should not only be paid to the composition of the molten zinc but also to the composition of the steel.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Versagen von feuerverzinkten Stahlbauteilen
|Number of pages
|Practical metallography = Praktische Metallographie
|Published - Oct 2016