2022 Hot-Dip Galvanized Sheet Operations Course

Wednesday, October 12th – Thursday, October 13th – Friday, October 14th, 2022

Pittsburgh, PA ~

Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

300 W Station Square Drive  Pittsburgh, PA 15219



About the Course:

The GalvInfo Center, a program of the International Zinc Association, sponsors a 3-day webinar providing a comprehensive overview of hot dip galvanized sheet production covering:

  • coating line production processes
  • annealing
  • coating weight control
  • galvannealing
  • post galvanizing surface treatments
  • coated sheet defects
  • zinc bath management principles and technology

The course deals primarily with the operation of continuous galvanizing lines, including the metallurgical processes involved. A review and listing of key process variable is included.  There will be a ‘live’ ZOOM question and answer session at the end of the course.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in expanding his or her knowledge of the basic principles of galvanized steel sheet production. The course is especially beneficial to process engineers, maintenance personnel, production operators, and process related quality assurance staff.  R&D engineers, technical sales people, and anyone whose job requires knowledge of how coated sheet is made will benefit.  Equipment manufacturers and industry service suppliers can also benefit from this course.


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IZA/GalvInfo Center – Hot-Dip Galvanized Sheet Operations Course Program

October 12 – 14, 2022

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel @ Station Square



Wednesday, October 12, 2022

4:00pm – 6:00pm           Registration


Thursday, October 13, 2022

8:00am – 8:15am           Introduction – Gary Dalin

8:15am – 9:15am           Product and Process Overview – Ana Domingos

9:15 – 9:45am                 Break

9:45am – 11:15am         Furnace Operations – Atmosphere Control & Annealing – Gary Dalin

11:15am – Noon            HD Bath Chemistry and Control I – Martin Gagne

1:00pm – 2:15pm          HD Bath Chemistry and Control II – Martin Gagne

2:15pm – 2:30pm           Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm           Advanced High Strength Steels – Frank Goodwin

3:30pm – 4:30pm           Galvanneal – Process & Product – Gary Dalin

4:30pm – 4:45pm          Question & Answer Session


Friday, October 14, 2022

8:00am – 9:30am          Coating Weight Control & Air Knives I – Frank Goodwin / Gary Dalin

9:30am – 9:45am           Break

9:45am – 10:30am         Coating Weight Control & Air Knives II – Frank Goodwin / Gary Dalin

10:30am – 11:45am       Zinc Bath Hardware – Frank Goodwin

12:45pm – 2:00pm        Coated Sheet Defects and Their Avoidance – Presenter TBA

2:00pm – 2:00pm         Break

2:15pm – 3:15pm           After Pot Processes – Ana Domingos

3:15pm – 3:45pm           Review of Key Process Indicators – Gary Dalin

3:45pm – 4:00pm          Question & Answer Session