Sprayed metal coatings have a characteristic structure which greatly influences their behaviour in corrosion processes. The coatings are built up from tiny particles of metal, of the order of 20 microns diameter, produced by atomising molten metal in a stream of compressed air. The metal is supplied to the spraying pistol either as a wire or a powder and is melted in an oxygen‐fuel gas flame. The metals of low melting point, including zinc and aluminium, are also applied by a pistol which receives molten metal from a heated reservoir.
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