Year Galvanized: 2007
Galvanizer: Valmont Coatings, Pacific States Galvanizing
Summary: The Talbot Substation, located in eastern Washington state, supplies electrical utilities for the region. Because of the structures exposure to the elements, hot-dip galvanizing was chosen to protect the substation from corrosion. By doing so, the substation will not have costly downtime issues or maintenance repairs. Once a substation is energized, it is extremely difficult to service repairs on due to the dangers of electricity flowing through the conductors. Hot-dip galvanizing was selected due to previous galvanizing experience, cost savings, and durability. In all, 47 tons of steel were hot-dipped, included all structural steel, fasteners, anchor bolts, concrete embeds, bollards, light fixture mounting brackets, and all switch operator grounding platforms.