Pipeline Coatings by HVAF
We can coat pipelines or provide the equipment and materials for coating, and application know-how. In San Francisco We coat vessel and pipeline spools on a regular basis.
1. Cold Spray Equipment: stand alone and turnkey integrated systems
2. Cold Spray materials
3. Application development and technology transfer, Cold Spray services
Christian Widener, PhD, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER will be in Singapore November 5th, 6th and 7th https://mroasia.aviationweek.com Please contact to CT Tan or Stephen Booth to set a time to meet up.
VRC Metal Systems USA is the global leader in high pressure supersonic COLD SPRAY. The VRC Gen III cold spray systems are repairing both military and commercial aircraft components. We design and build innovative, reliable COLD SPRAY metal deposition and provide Cold Spray services of manufactured components.
Robotic or Handheld
Our high-pressure cold spray systems provide the highest quality coatings with a portability and maneuverability that differentiates us from our competition. We apply the coating by robot or by patented hand-held applicator. The Gen III cold spray system is the only high-pressure, portable, and hand-held capable system in the world.
USA Department of Defense
VRC has played an integral part in the development and approval of the repair process US Army helicopters and the B-1B Bomber in the US Air Force. Our cold spray system has been used to develop and approve repairs on 737 commercial aircraft parts. VRC is partnering with Bexxon Global to help you with your challenges in repair and restoration of aerospace components including but not limited to Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, Niobium and Inconel.
by Dale Moody, Peter Foy | Jun 22, 2017
Combining the Two Processes
HVAF and HVOF have been merged into a single system (HVAF/HVOF) that offers the highest spray rates in the industry in either mode. The HVAF/HVOF thermal spray system uses air as the primary oxidizer and oxygen to elevate the temperature, thereby optimizing the process with breakthrough results. The addition of oxygen provides all existing HVOF owners and new prospects a reliable and less expensive coating with a high quality. Existing HVOF specifications can be achieved and exceeded using the convertible system. Users can achieve a 0.002-in. thick corrosion-proof coating that holds up under high pressure and can be polished to an RA 4 finish without grinding.
In comparison to the HVOF process, the combined process provides a significant increase in the Vickers Hardness of WC-10Co-4 Cr coatings. Weight loss during silt erosion testing is less than 1/3 of the weight loss of the same coating applied with the traditional HVOF process. Furthermore, the cost per kilogram deposited can be as much as half that of using the HVOF process.
In summary, the HVAF/HVOF system produces very economical, high quality coatings with easy to use, reliable equipment.
HVOF Tungsten Carbide Very small ID
1/4 inch ID and 80 mm ID examples
Sprayed from the OUTSIDE Diameter, using an OD Spray Gun, model C6. As small as 6.3 mm diameter, depth 10.6 mm depth of the coating.
Another example HVAF C coating, Kermetico have sprayed Tungsten Carbide 80 mm ID spray from the outside, depth 167 mm and 183 mm
See image for WC-17Co spraying with C6 inside the bushing
. The bushing ID was 6.3 mm. The powder was 45/5 micron size, coarse WC (2.5 micron grain size of WC). Yes, 10. 6 mm depth of the coating.
The 6 mm ID bushings were sprayed to the depth of 10.6 mm (full thickness)
The 80 mm ID valves were sprayed to the depth of 6.6 inches (167 mm) and 7.2 inches (183 mm). Test pipe was sprayed with the same setting - See met. pictures attached for this pipe.
Shallow angle spraying is a specific feature of Convertible system. A new “discovery”of HVAF C process. With HVAF, you can hardly deposit anything at angles lower than 40 degree. With HVOF deposition is possible at 30 degrees or slightly lower – but the coating quality is terrible. With HVAF C = Convertible, you can “tune” particle temperature, creating excellent coating quality at very shallow spray angles.
Note that many jobs in ID are made with OD-guns, spraying under the shallow angle.
We were spraying into 6 mm ID with 32 degrees (WC-17Co) and into 80 mm ID at 25-27 degrees (WC-10Co-4Cr) with C6 gun, 50 SLPM oxygen. “Undetectable” porosity, hardness 1050-1200 HV300.