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Thermal Spray Coating

Metalizing or metal spraying, also known as Thermal Spray Coating, deposits molten material on a workpiece to form a protective coating. Four types of thermal spray coating processes commonly used are flame, electric arc, detonation and plasma spraying.

Metalizing applications include:

  • Corrosion protection for all types of steel structures and equipment
  • Extending tube wall life of coal fired utility and chemical recovery boilers
  • Condenser tube sheets and waterbox corrosion protection
  • Anti-skid coatings
  • Corrosion and erosion protection of carbon steel in wet steam environments
  • Corrosion protection for off-shore platform supports and sheet piles

Common metal spray coating materials include:

  • Aluminum
  • Bronze alloys
  • Carbon steel
  • Chrome steel
  • Hastalloy
  • Monel
  • Nickel
  • Nickel chrome
  • Stainless
  • Zinc

Advantages of spray applied metal coatings:

  • Range of temperatures – Thermal sprayed coatings can be applied at temperature ranges from 0 to 100 F.
  • Consistency – Sprayed metal is consistent in quality and purity and requires no curing time.
  • Withstand rough usage – Thermal sprayed coatings applied to grit blasted steel enables the structure to withstand rough usage, without sacrificing the protection.
  • Prevents corroding – The sacrificial action, particularly of Zinc, prevents steel from corroding at the edges and discontinuities may occur if the coatings are mechanically applied.
  • Flexibility in size and shape of work pieces – Unlike the hot dip galvanizing process, metal spraying can be applied to workpieces of any shape or size.
  • Use as base or top coat – Thermal sprayed metal coatings are slightly porous which makes them an excellent base for a sealer or paint topcoat, extending the overall life of the protective coating system and provides the desired aesthetics while maintaining the plant’s color coding scheme
  • Long life span – Thermal sprayed metal coatings can last up to 40 years without degradation or required maintenance, longer than polymer-based paint systems.

For more information on the Thermal Spray Coating services offered by Sutton CC, please contact our thermal spray coating specialists by contacting us or fill out our request a quote form.