Plants, equipment and services
for the hot-dip galvanizing industry
Anlagen, Equipment
und Serviceleistungen
für die Feuerverzinkungsindustrie

Company

The FIB Group of Companies with headquarters in Tubize/Belgium is one of the world's leading suppliers of plants, equipment and services for the hot-dip galvanizing industry.

Since 1936, the FIB Group of Companies has been developing, producing, supplying and installing innovative „state-of-the-art“ plant technology and can make reference to implemented successful projects in more than 60 countries worldwide.

 

In 2020, the FIB Group of Companies has taken over the business activities of Galavatech Germany and integrated them into a newly founded, 100% owned subsidiary. This new company operates under the name FIB Galvatech. The company FIB Galvatech is focused on the specific requirements of the German „parts galvanizing sector“ (for piece goods and for small parts). From the location in Langerwehe (Nordrhein-Westfalen), customers in Germany are mainly served and supported, of course with the highest quality and dilligence. Supported by the headquarters in Tubize/Belgium, FIB Galvatech is managed by a well experienced German team in the field.

Products

Galvanizing furnace with ceramic bath

Galvanizing furnace with steel kettle

Drying furnace with heat recovery system

General galvanizing plant (for piece goods)

Spin galvanizing plants (for small parts)

Ceramic bath

Galvanizing furnace with ceramic bath

Based on an original interlocking refractory pattern our galvanizing furnaces shows a perfect stability of the refractories in the time. This design allows to achieve no less than 600°C if required. On top of the classical top heating technology equipped with a particular low NOX and high efficient combustion technology, we provide a well proofed technology based on gas heated thermo-plungers submerged in the molted zinc. This technology allows to save a lot of energy and compactness. Because the technology with gas-heated immersion tubes makes it possible to work with alloys and at high temperatures, enables customers a significant minimization of their gas consumption and a reduction of their zinc ash formation. Able to work with alloys and on high temperature this technology allows to minimize drastically the gas consumption and some ash formation.

Minimizing gas and carbon emissions

Compactness of the equipment

Rapid thermal response as the heat is directly injected in the molted zinc/alloy

  • High duty interlocking refractory pattern (solution up to 600°C)
  • Low-NOX emission combustion system
  • Full air/gas ratio control minimizing the zinc ashes formation
  • Compactness of the equipment
  • Minimizing gas and carbon emissions
  • Rapid thermal response as the heat is directly injected in the molted zinc/alloy
Galvanizing

Galvanizing furnace with steel kettle

The galvanizing furnace is the heart of every hot-dip galvanizing plant. The quality of its design and engineering have a decisive influence on the quality of the galvanized articles (zinc coating), on the level of operating costs (zinc consumption, energy efficiency) and on the zinc kettle life (up to 10 years).

 

  • Robust steel constructionbody
  • High quality insulation (ceramic fibre mats plus insulating sbricks)
  • Heating from one facial side with high velocity burners
  • Control system with profibus technology (for example Siemens Simatik-S7)
  • Automatic temperature control and temperature monitoring
  • Furnace chamber pressure control system
  • Galvanizing steel kettle (with small amounts of carbon and silicon)
  • Furnace enclosure
  • Zinc dust filter
  • High degree of pre-assembly enabbling a short installation time on site
  • Zinc kettle friendly heat-up phase (by means of programmable temperature control)
  • Long zinc kettle life cycle (by meansof sophisticated control technology)
  • Best thermal efficiency and stability (by means of furnace chamber pressure control system)
  • Easy to repair and user-friendly handling
  • Low operating costs (by means of „state-of-the-art“ design and engineering)

Best thermal efficiency and stability

Zinc kettle friendly heat-up phase (by means of programmable temperature control)

Long zinc kettle life cycle (by meansof sophisticated control technology)

Easy to repair and user-friendly handling

Drying furnace

Drying furnace with heat recovery system

Every modern galvanizing plant should be equipped with a drying furnace. It makes a decisive contribution to both achieving economic advantages (increase in production output, savings in zinc consumption) and improving product quality (uniform flux coating) as well as increasing operational safety (avoiding risks of zinc splashes).

Zinc consumption saving (up to 1% weight in relation to the galvanized tonnage)

Up to 20% higher production output

  • Robust steel construction with ceramic lining alternatively concrete body
  • Indirect heating system of the dry air
  • Dryer loading suspended on a transport unit or by means of a chain conveyor
  • Individually guided piping for the dryer air
  • Energy-saving heat recovery system (using waste gases from the galvanizing furnace)
  • Additiona heating device (if useful and/or necessary)
  • Tunnel drying furnace
  • Underfloor drying furnace
  • Drying furnace with length feeding
  • Drying furnace with cross feeding
  • Drying furnace with sliding covers
  • Drying furnace with hinged covers
  • Drying furnace with lifting doors
  • Drying furnace with 2-5 drying positions
  • Up to 20% higher production output
  • Zinc consumption saving (up to 1% weight in relation to the galvanized tonnage)
  • Constant quality of the galvanized material (e.g. absence of black spots in the coating)
  • Increased operational safety (e.g. avoiding risks of zinc splashes)
Piece goods

General galvanizing plant (for piece goods)

All our general galvanizing plants (for piece goods) are designed by us according to customer specifications with an individual plant layout. They are tailored to the respective technical requirements of the customer, the hall dimensions of the customer and to the customer‘s available investment budget. As a standard, we equip our plant technology with manually controlled transport devices, which enables the galvanizer the greatest possible variability and flexibility in the process control with piece goods (automatic transport devices on special request).

  • Plant design
  • Project Engineering
  • Chemical pre-treatment line
  • Drying furnace (with heat recovery system)
  • Galvanizing furnace
  • Transport equipment
  • Environmental protection equipment
  • Ancillary equipment and accessories
  • Plant installation
  • Plant commissioning

In such projects, the drying furnace (with heat recovery system) as well as the galvanizing furnace are always designed and manufactured by us. Also, the plant design, the project engineering, plant installation and the  plant commissioning also come directly from our company.

 

For the components that do not originate from our in-house manufacturing, we cooperate exclusively with experienced partners who have been established in the hot-dip galvanizing market for many years and have both a high level of recognition and an excellent reputation.

  • Project support from A-Z (project consulting)
  • Project financing (with bank-independent partners)

Project support from A-Z (project consulting)

Project financing (with bank-independent partners)

Galvanizing

Spin galvanizing plants (for small parts)

All spin galvanizing plants (for small parts) are designed by us according to customer specifications with an individual plant layout up to a capacity of 2,00 t/h (net). They are tailored to the respective technical requirements, the hall dimensions of the customer and to the customer‘s available investment budget. As standard, we equip our plant technology with semi-automatically controlled transport technology (in some areas automated transport technology), which offers the galvanizer the best possible price-performance ratio (cost-benefit ratio) (equipment with fully automated transport technology on special request).

Project financing (with bank-independent partners)

Project support from A-Z (project consulting)

  • Plant design
  • Project Engineering
  • Chemical pre-treatment line
  • Drying furnace (with heat recovery system)
  • Galvanizing furnace
  • Galvanizing device with spinning unit (over-bath spinner or floor-mounted appliance)
  • Transport equipment
  • Environmental protection equipment
  • Ancillary equipment and accessories
  • Plant installation
  • Plant commissioning

In such projects, the drying furnace (with heat recovery system) as well as the galvanizing furnace are always designed and manufactured by us. Also, the plant design, the project engineering, plant installation and the  plant commissioning also come directly from our company.

For the components that do not originate from our in-house manufacturing, we cooperate exclusively with experienced partners who have been established in the hot-dip galvanizing market for many years and have both a high level of recognition and an excellent reputation.

  • Project support from A-Z (project consulting)
  • Project financing (with bank-independent partners)
Consulting

Project support from A-Z (project consulting)

In connection with the construction of a complete new general galvanizing plant (for piece goods) as well as the construction of a complete new spin galvanizing plant (for small pieces), we offer the customer project support from A-Z (project consulting) if required, which goes far beyond the usual project engineering. A modular approach allows our customers to work flexibly in their projects with various external stakeholders owning that the drying furnace (with heat recovery system and galvanizing furnace will come from our side. This enable us to offer a you a personalized accompanying support from your initial idea to the successful implementation of your project.

As part of our project consulting we can offer ours support in the following areas, for example:

  • Joint definition of the plant equipment to be used
  • Joint definition of the plant layout
  • Selection and definition of a general flow of material
  • Definition of the specifications to start the discussion with the architect
  • Support the discussions with the architect
  • Help in the elaboration of your cost planning
  • Interface coordination of the project
  • Profitability calculation and project financing (including funding consultancy)
  • Business plan preparation

Outsourcing some phases of the project consulting to us enables our customers to minimize additional time required for the planned investment.

This, in turn, enables our customers to continue to focus on their core operating business and to proceed intensively ongoing key acitivities or new key activities.

Financing

Project financing

If our customers conduct their investment project with us as the contractor, we may offer them the service of supporting their investment project by favourable financing solutions thanks to our bank-independent network.

These include, for example:

  • Preparation of a profitability analysis for the investment project
  • Compiling of a financial plan (budget planning) for the investment project
  • Financing negotiations with our cooperation partners

Thanks to this exclusive service, we offer our customers a further „step ahead“ in order to enable to realise necessary or deferred investment projects promptly.

The implementation of these investment projects can then contribute, for example, to a sustained improvement in liquidity and profitability as well as permanent increase in productivity, thereby generating higher revenues.

FIB GALVATECH is a member
of FIB Group of Companies

Our locations

FIB Galvatech UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Tel:  +49 (0)2423 902206 Fax: +49 (0)2423 902205

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