Thermal spray coatings are critical for the repair, preservation, and maintenance of industrial parts and components to increase the efficiency of large equipment. Utilizing the appropriate type of thermal spray coating on parts will maximize the efficiency of expensive equipment, while also extending the viable operating life of both equipment and parts.
To support the objectives of companies in a variety of heavy-duty industries, we offer an industry-leading selection of thermal spray coating applications.
Consider These Options for Thermal Spray Coating
Depending on the specific requirements for your job, we will work with your team to provide the ideal thermal spray application. Consider this breakdown of each thermal spray coating, the industry application, and when best used.
1. HVOF Thermal Coating: High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel
– Industry Application: HVOF thermal spray coatings are commonly used in industries that work with:
– Best Used For: HVOF coating is a type of thermal spray coating that is traditionally used to restore or improve the function of a component’s surface dimensions or properties. The primary goal of HVOF coating is to improve the quality and durability of a part or component by adding a coating that will increase wear and erosion resistance.
Overall, HVOF coating on parts is effective for reducing maintenance and repair costs, improving mechanical performance, improving equipment efficiency, and increasing the equipment’s threshold and capacity for operating in higher and lower temperature extremes.
2. HVAF Thermal Coating: High-Velocity Air Fuel
– Industry Application: HVAF thermal coating technology is fitted for creating tungsten carbide coatings, which are traditionally applied to axles and pump housings in the oil and gas industry. This specialized coating is typically used to repair parts used in support of oil and gas drilling.
– Best Used For: The primary benefits of HVAF coating include preventing the decomposition of carbides and the oxidation of metals. HVAF is a warm spray process that is slightly cooler than the process that goes into HVOF coating, but HVAF is actually hotter than a cold spray coating or treatment. The process creates acceleration efficiency — due to the large diameter of the nozzles — which helps reduce the total cost of using the HVAF coating.
3. Plasma Spray Thermal Coating: Twin Arc Spray and Combustion
– Industry Application: Plasma Spray is incredibly effective for coating ceramics that require thermal barriers and for protecting parts that are under high levels of heat stress. As such, this form of thermal spray is often used in aircraft turbines and land-based turbines.
– Best Used For: Plasma spray is a unique form of thermal spray coating. The process is used to create a high-quality thermal coating via:
- A high heat source
- Extremely high temperatures
- An inert medium for spraying
- High-particle velocities
Overall, plasma thermal coating is ideally used to preserve and protect a broad range of metallic or ceramic pieces of materials and components used in demanding industrial settings.
4. Metalizing Thermal Coating
– Industry Application: Metalizing is commonly used on parts used for large outdoor steel structures such as monuments, bridges, and other metallic supporting structures. Applications include:
- Supporting offshore oil rigs and platforms
- Reinforcing metal pipelines
- Repairing or preserving components that are subject to wear and tear
– Best Used For: The most important types of metalizing thermal coating include:
- Electric arc spray coating
- Combustion wire spray coating
- Combustion powder spray coating
These types of thermal coatings are best used for providing insulation for materials and allowing components to resist deterioration or corrosion. Also, this is a faster, more productive, and more protective application compared to other forms of coating or paint, especially for parts that are utilized in extreme temperature conditions.
5. Spray and Fuse Thermal Coating
– Industry Application: Spray and fuse is another form of a coating that is highly utilized to coat and cover working components in equipment used in the oil and gas industry.
– Best Used For: A high percentage of spray and fuse thermal coating consists of cobalt and nickel, which makes it noticeably resilient to rust. This makes it ideal for coating different types of metal components.
The spray and fuse thermal coating specifically works well for repairing pumps, valves, thermowells, operating pistons, and sensor arms.
Schedule a Thermal Spray Coating Application at Our Shop
Superior Shot Peening & Coatings is an industry leader in thermal spray coating applications for industries such as oil and gas, aerospace, chemical, manufacturing, and energy.
Contact us today to discuss the best thermal spray option for the job in your specific industry. We’ll help extend the durability and longevity of your critical parts to increase the efficiency of high-dollar equipment.