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Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering
High Velocity Oxy-Fuel, Solid Particle Erosion, Thermal Spray Coatings
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Thermal spray coatings have been incorporated in oil and gas extraction efforts for many years. Recently, High Velocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF) has become increasingly incorporated where erosive environments are present. This study investigates the microstructural and mechanical properties of HVOF WC-Co-Cr coatings deposited at SharkSkin Coatings ltd. The deposited coatings exhibited a low porosity with high adhesion strength, hardness, and superior erosion resistance. In this study, a recirculating solid particle erosion testing machine was designed and fabricated to simulate an erosive environment on a laboratory scale. This study was also aimed at improving microstructures and mechanical properties of the coatings by modifying the two coating deposition parameters e.g. standoff and pre-cycle heating. It was determined that pre-spray substrate heating negatively affected the coatings microstructures e.g. porosity, while reducing the stand-off distance positively influenced the coating microstructures and mechanical properties, e.g. erosion resistance.
Imeson, Chris, "Erosion Resistance of High Velocity Oxy-Fuel WC-Co-Cr Thermal Spray Coatings" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5464.