Experts now view chrome coatings as a less-desirable type of coating, especially when compared to a similar option, High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF).
According to statistics cited by The Welding Institute (TWI), the HVOF protective coating compares favorably to chrome coatings by providing necessary coverage for today’s industrial parts.
Specifically, HVOF provides 4-5 times more abrasion resistance, has less environmental impact than chrome plating, and reduces whole-life costs by 50 percent.
It’s clear that if you want a superior coating that works for large industrial parts, heavy-duty equipment, and industry-specific parts that require wear-resistance, then look no further than High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel.
The Basics of HVOF Coating
HVOF is a type of thermal spray coating process offered by Superior Shot Peening & Coatings that provides the coverage your parts need. Its main purpose is to restore or improve a surface’s properties or dimensions.
It provides a wear-resistant and high-density coating that can be used for commercial or industrial parts, especially for oil & gas companies, sewage treatment centers, aerospace companies, and chemical plant organizations.
The Application of HVOF
When we apply HVOF to parts, we use distinct alloys that melt, atomize, and propel the coating towards the surface of the equipment. The substrate temperature averages around 200 degrees Fahrenheit and is accelerated by a gas stream.
The gas stream is then produced by igniting fuel and oxygen — either in their gaseous or liquid forms — in a combustion chamber. Accelerated through a nozzle, this gas stream is introduced with a powder to heat and accelerate using kinetic and thermal energy towards the component’s surface.
This decreases the amount of warping, defects, or stresses in the substrate. The effect is that the coatings can be applied 10 times stronger than comparative coatings such as chrome, resulting in fewer chips, scratches, abrasion or wear.
The Benefits of HVOF Coating
There are a plethora of benefits that your company will discover after choosing the HVOF protective coating. These include:
- Harder, thicker, and denser coating for surfaces — five times stronger than chrome.
- Resistance to corrosion with property variance to fit any surface.
- Environmental versatility that ensures high-performance levels regardless of temperature, acidity, or other environments.
- An environmentally-friendly process that is compliant with industry regulations.
- Lower cost and improved performance that comes with the more durable coating.
Consider Our HVOF Protective Coating
Superior Shot Peening & Coatings is the destination for a high-quality application of the HVOF protective coating.
We support our service by providing these customer assurances: superior quality methods with 10 times magnification inspections and impeccable QC tests, accurate application and reliable performance after the application, and a certificate of trust for every customer.
The proof is in the coating. Chrome does not compare to HVOF in terms of durability, quality, resistance, and versatility. To schedule your next HVOF job, contact Superior Shot Peening & Coatings today.