Glossary

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Term Definition
Galvanizing

The process of coating steel with zinc, which creates a surface that is highly resistant to corrosion.

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Gauge

A measurement of thickness. Standard gauges include the Galvanized Sheet Gauge (GSG), United States Standard Gauge (USS) and Birmingham Wire Gauge (BWG).

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GTAW

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.

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