AS CPD Series – Technical Webinar on Hot-dip Galvanizing

AS CPD Series 

–  Technical Webinar on Hot-dip Galvanizing


Organized by
Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

Co-organized by
Galvanizers Association of Hong Kong (GAHK)
Wo Lee Steel Co., Ltd



Mr. Babu, Vinodh Kumar

6 November 2020 (Friday)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



Via online media - Webex



Steel is always used as a material for variety of structures and construction projects. The influence of weathering or air contamination can corrode steel structures and corrosion can exert negative impacts on the safety of steel structures. To protect the surface of steel against corrosion, hot-dip galvanization is commonly used as a mean to form metallurgically-bonded zinc-iron alloy layers creating a barrier between steel and the environment, this layer “sacrifices” itself to be reacted with environment prior to underlying base steel corroded.

This 1.5-hours webinar systemically focuses on three fundamental steps in the hot-dip galvanizing process namely, surface preparation, galvanizing, and inspection.  The presentation will cover hot-dip galvanizing process, including coating formation of reaction between zinc and steel in galvanizing bath and coating’s structure.  The Pre-surface preparation such as removing dirt, oil, and other organic residues.  For quality assurance and control, visual-inspection and non-destructive measurement are reliable and fast method to check the quality of hot-dip galvanizing.

The presentation will also cover the standards and specifications of hot-dip galvanizing, which is commonly known as BS EN ISO 1461, and health & safety topics of hot-dip galvanizing.


About the Speaker: 

Mr. Babu, Vinodh Kumar
Mr. Babu, Vinodh Kumar is currently the Manager (NDT & Welding) of Fugro Technical Services Ltd., Hong Kong.  He acquired his Masters in Materials Engineering from Hong Kong, Bachelors in Engineering (Hons) from Australia and has gained many international Certifications in Non-destructive Testing, Welding, Protective Coatings, Asset Integrity and QHSE Management Systems.  Protective Coatings Certification includes the current CSWIP/BGAS Painting Inspector Grade 2, Coating Inspector from Institute of Corrosion and past qualification includes Site Coating Inspector from CSWIP / BGAS.  He has more than 24 years of experience in manufacturing, construction & maintenance projects within the Oil and Gas (onshore & offshore), Petrochemical, Power & Infrastructure sectors in various countries such as India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Brunei, Oman, United Arab Emirates and People’s Republic of China.

Registration Fee: 

HKICM & GAHK Member : HK$150.00 
Non-member : HK$180.00
Priority will be given to the members of HKICM and GAHK; first-come, first-served


To register:  

(i)   please click here for on-line registration (confirmation e-mail will be sent to successful registrants in due course); or

(ii)  refer to the Flyer/Application Form.
*Deadline for registration is 30 October 2020 (Friday).


The webinar will be conducted online via Webex. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the meeting ID in due course to the online event. Please install the Webex Application in advance.

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For more information about the webinar or to register, please refer to the flyer. For enquiries, please contact the HKICM secretariat Office at Tel: (852) 2523 2081 or e-mail:


HKICM Secretariat
9 September 2020