This paper seeks to summarise the results of available research on the use of high velocity oxy‐fuel (HVOF) thermal‐spray technique to provide protection against high temperature corrosion and erosion‐corrosion of materials.
This paper describes one of the recent thermal‐spray processes, namely HVOF thermal‐spray technology and presents a survey of the studies on the use of this technique to provide protection against corrosion and erosion‐corrosion of high temperature alloys, with a special emphasis on boiler steels.
High temperature corrosion and erosion‐corrosion are serious problems observed in steam‐powered electricity generation plants, gas turbines, internal combustion engines, fluidized bed combustors, industrial waste incinerators and recovery boilers in paper and pulp industries. These problems can be prevented by changing the material or altering the environment, or by separating the component surface from the environment. Corrosion prevention by the use of coatings for separating materials from the environment is gaining importance in surface engineering. Amongst various surface modifying techniques, thermal spraying has developed relatively rapidly due to the use of advanced coating formulations and improvements in coating application technology. One of the variants of thermal spraying, namely HVOF has gained popularity in recent times due to its flexibility for in‐situ applications and superior coating properties.
This review covers mainly information that has been reported previously in the open literature, international journals and some well‐known textbooks.
The paper presents a concise summary of information for scientists and academics, planning to start their research work in the area of surface engineering.
This paper fulfils an identified information/resources need and offers practical help to an individual starting out on a career in the area of surface engineering for erosion‐corrosion and wear.
Kaur, M., Singh, H. and Prakash, S. (2008), "A survey of the literature on the use of high velocity oxy‐fuel spray technology for high temperature corrosion and erosion‐corrosion resistant coatings", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 2, pp. 86-96. https://doi.org/10.1108/00035590810859467
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