Life Cycle Cost Calculator
Posted on Saturday, March 5, 2011
The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) have developed an online Life Cycle Cost Calculator for use in comparing the initial and life-cycle cost of hot-dip galvanizing to one of 30+ other corrosion protection systems.
The calculator asks for specific details about your project. Based on the information you provide, the Life-Cycle Cost Calculator (LCCC) will generate a customized report detailing all costs associated with maintaining the structure over the desired project service life, including the time value of money.
Choosing a corrosion protection system is a critical step in the design of your project. The estimated annual cost of corrosion is a staggering 3% of the US GDP and the life-cycle cost of corrosion-related maintenance is two- to five-times the initial cost.
The calculator can be accessed via the AGA website at: http://www.galvanizingcost.com/coatings.php?s=10340