[TowerTalk] Brown colored galvanized surface?
Tim Duffy K3LR
k3lr at k3lr.com
Wed Sep 12 16:52:02 EDT 2012
It is possibly COR-TEN steel.
Weathering steel, best-known under the trademark COR-TEN steel and sometimes
written without the hyphen as "Corten steel", is a group of steel alloys
which were developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable
rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years.
The US Steel building in Pittsburgh is made out of Cor-ten steel
Back in the middle 80's my office was located at the base of WKBN-TV,
Youngstown, Ohio. A 1500 ft guyed tower made entirely of COR-TEN steel.
COR-TEN looks horrible (rusty) - but it has benefits (less maintenance).
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Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:13 PM
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Subject: [TowerTalk] Brown colored galvanized surface?
Howdy, TowerTalkians --
On lots of old galvanized towers sometimes you wind up with a brownish
colored surface. Can anyone tell me what it is? It's not rust but
something else. Just curious. Tnx.
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