Gussets and Webs

Welded strengthening gussets and webs on columns and beams, along with strengthening gussets in members fabricated from channel sections, should have corners cropped or holed:

  • to prevent the entrapment of air in pockets and corners allowing complete access of pickle acids and molten zinc to the entire surface of the work, and
  • to facilitate drainage during withdrawal from acid and rinse tanks and from the galvanizing bath
Refer to our Design Principles booklet for more detail.