Hot-dip galvanizing describes the process by which steel is coated with zinc, which alloys with the surface of the steel. The steel is dipped in molten zinc, and when exposed to the atmosphere forms a strong coating that will buffet against wear and corrosion.
The process of hot-dipped galvanized steel dates back to the 1800’s, when in 1837 a French engineer took out a patent for the process of galvanizing steel. By 1850 the British galvanizing industry was consuming 10,000 tons of zinc annually for the production of galvanized steel.
Hot-dip galvanizing has only become more used over time, with 600,000 tons of zinc being consumed annually in North America to produce hot-dipped galvanized steel. Now galvanizing is found in almost every industry where steel is used. The process as a proven history of success which continues to grow in multiple applications globally.
Galvanized steel is therefore a superior product against others the industry of building and construction. This is why at Central Steel Build we hot-dip galvanize all of our components for our sheds, contributing to a better quality and longer lasting product, that protects against rust and corrosion in rural environments in Australia.
Everything You Need To Know About Dressage
Dressage is a french word which is interpreted as ‘training’. It is considered widely as the most artistic and elegant of equestrian sports. This sport requires a rider and horse to be in perfect harmony together whilst performing. Dressage riders and horses perform ‘tests’ that consist of a course of movements and are judged on a scale of one to ten on these.
Dressage is seen to be the foundation for mostly all equestrian disciplines. Due to the precision required in the movements, the rider and horse need to be balanced and aware down to the most subtle aids.
There are ten different levels of dressage. These range from very basic skills up the highest levels which require literal perfection and years of training to master. Each level until the sixth has three tests of which the rider can choose.
For the first four levels of dressage there is only one judge for tests. Judges score movements on a scale of one up to ten. Competitors and their horses are scored on collective marks and the score for each movement is added together to come up with a final number of points. After this the number of points is divided by the highest number of points achievable and multiplied by ten to create a final percentage score.
Dressage riders are required to wear formal clothing in tests. The dress code for all tests up to the fourth level is a short riding coat of conservative colour with a tie, choker, stock tie or integrated stand-up collar, light coloured breeches, boots, and protective headgear. There are more specific rules relating to certain levels.
Generally expensive breeds of warmbloods are used for dressage. Warmbloods are extremely talented horses with nearly all breeds having foundations in European countries. Whist these horses are beautiful and athletic you do not have to have a warmblood horse if you wish to compete in dressage.
HayStorage Shed, Harcourt
A simple vehicle & storage shed in Harcourt, Victoria. This was a neat little project that came together nicely.
The transparent roof panels let in natural light, and the two roller doors made it easier for vehicles to be driven in and out of the building.
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