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PROJECT
Legacy Farms – Plainview, TX
YEAR
2005
GALVANIZER
AZZ Galvanizing Services – Crowley, TX
PRODUCT
Brite Zinc (used for touch-up)
OVERVIEW
Legacy Farms has chosen—for the last 13 years—to use hot-dip galvanized head gates, milking stalls, and tubular rails to support its 6,000-cow dairy operation. In a harsh environment of acidic animal waste—requiring a regular washing- down of the stalls and constant misting of the cows during hot summer days— durability and corrosion protection are essential elements of the equipment. Abrasion-resistance is also a key factor for selecting hot-dip galvanized steel, as it never needs recoating. Brite Zinc was used during installation and is used for periodic touch-up to ensure long-life with the look of fresh hot-dip galvanizing.
PROJECT
Martin Midstream RPG Uploading Facility – Baytown, TX
YEAR
2010
GALVANIZER
AZZ Galvanizing Services – Crowley, TX
PRODUCT
Brite Zinc (used for touch-up)
OVERVIEW
With railcars stretching into the distance, the Martin Midstream Rail Terminal has the capability to unload 100 refinery propylene (RGP) rail cars per day and is part of the world’s largest natural gas liquid fractionation complex featuring approximately 100 million barrels of liquid storage capacity. With such a busy, industrial operation underway, the rail terminal undergoes many dings and dents from tools and equipment, not to mention personnel traffic. Hot-dip galvanized steel combats this in two ways: first, the galvanizing process develops a metallurgical bond between the steel and zinc that creates an abrasion resistant coating ideally suited to prevent small nicks and scratches from compromising the structure. The durable zinc coating can also withstand the corrosive Baytown humidity and nearby brine storage water. Brite Zinc was used during installation and is used for periodic touch-up to ensure continuous and uncompromising corrosion protection on-site.