STANDING THE TEST OF
Pond PCS is proud to reveal another fine example
of unmatched reliability, introducing galvanized pump stations, truly
protecting the investments of our customers.
Pond PCS is currently the only pump
station manufacturer that provides the increased value of hot dipped
galvanized protection for every pump station. Galvanizing a pump stations
components typically costs less than $1000. This costs is comparable to
that of painting, considering galvanizing consist of dipping the steel
structures in a sequence of kettles, as compared to the extensive time and
labor necessary to properly prepare a structure of such unique geometry
for priming and paint. A pump station utilizing paint for corrosion
protection has a typical service life of between ten and twenty years,
whereas a galvanized pump station will remain rust-free and durable for
more than one hundred years.
All Pond PCS station skids and intakes
are fabricated at our Dallas, TX facility, once complete, they are sent
out to a local plant to be hot-dipped galvanized. The
galvanizing process consists of chemically preparing the steel by immersing the
steel structures in a large preparation baths of acid, and then a final
kettle of molten zinc.
Pond PCS utilizes galvanized protection due to its well-known, time-tested method of inhibiting rust
and corrosion. Pond PCS intake screens and pump stations are processed inline
with roadside guardrails, steel power poles, signposts, and various
other structures that are routinely exposed to harsh environments.
Galvanized protection guarantees Pond PCS pump stations will survive
long after others have rotted away.
The following graph illustrates the service
life of galvanized steel exposed to different environments. The process
we apply results in a 6-mill zinc thickness. Service life varies given
the numerous geographical and application conditions the steel will be
exposed to, though at worst, galvanized skids can be expected to last
100+ years prior to experiencing 5% rust on the steel surface. Please
visit the American Galvanizers Associationís (AGA) website for
in-depth information regarding all aspects of galvanized steel.
here to watch an short animation of the
galvanizing process (requires QuickTime