Pipe bridge or pipe racks are structures designed and built specifically to support pipes in industrial plants, arranging the process and service pipelines from one piece of equipment to another or to different units.

Pipe bridge is often multilevel and built at a height to allow people and machinery to pass safely underneath. The media in the piping might include anything from water, steam, condensate or air to hazardous chemicals, so pipe bridge must offer safe, dependable pipeline support for the life of the plant. Protection against corrosion damage is extremely important.

Hot-dip galvanized steel is uniquely and ideally suited to withstand the constant exposure to industrial environments, providing maintenance-free corrosion protection for decades. As one of the largest capacity galvanizers in the Southeast, Galvan provides corrosion protection for pipe bridges in major industrial projects throughout the region, like the ones below.

W.S. Lee Combined-Cycle Natural Gas Project
Anderson County, S.C

A 750-megawatt natural gas combined-cycle power plant is now being built at the site of the old coal fired W.S. Lee Steam Station. Galvan Industries is providing hot-dip galvanizing for pipe bridges at the new plant, expected to become operational by the end of 2017.

Croda International Plant Expansion
Croda-plant_2014New Castle, Del.

British-based Croda International is building a $170 million environmentally sustainable expansion to its specialty chemicals production plant in New Castle, Del. Walbridge PE&C, of Greenville, SC, is construction manager. Middough Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, OH, has been selected as project engineer performing engineering services and procurement. Galvan is providing hot-dip galvanizing for pipe bridges at the plant, which is scheduled for completion in about two years.

About Galvan Industries, Inc.

Since 1958, Galvan Industries has provided the ultimate in corrosion control to steel fabricators and manufacturers. The first hot-dip galvanizing operation in the Carolinas, the company has grown to become the largest capacity contract galvanizer in the Southeast.

For details, or to place an order, call Galvan Industries at (704) 455-5102, Fax (704) 455-5215;

e-mail: sales@galvan-ize.com.