Season 9 Challenges

OPENED ON: 22 FEB 2020  |  CLOSED ON: 22 MAY 2020  |  REWARD: INR 3,00,000
Reward money is paid in exchange of legally acquiring the solution, implementing it to solve the problem and meeting the success criteria. Milestones for paying the reward money would depend upon the complexity of challenge and maturity of the proposed solution, which would be discussed with the solver as soon as the proposed solution is selected by us.
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Short Description:

We are looking for solutions to quantify surface shine of GI wires.

Challenge Details

Galvanization is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel, to prevent rusting. The most common method of galvanization is hot-dip galvanizing, in which the wires are submerged in a bath of molten hot zinc. We have a continuous hot-dip galvanization setup for producing galvanized (GI) wires, which imparts a glossy appearance to them. Higher gloss is an indicator of better corrosion life and results in enhanced customer appeal.

With the passage of time, the wires start losing their gloss. ‘Extent of gloss’ is one of the main criteria for determining the quality of GI wires. This is decided by a trained and experienced expert. We are looking for a solution to develop a reliable system to quantify the ‘extent of gloss’ on the GI wires.


  • We are looking for a reliable system to quantify the ‘Gloss’ on GI wires.
  • The solution should be easy to use, easily interpretable, non-destructive, and preferably portable or hand-held.


  • The diameters of the wires range from 1.6 mm to 4.88 mm.
  • The zinc coating thickness varies from 50 gsm - 300 gsm, i.e. 7 microns to 50 microns.

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