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ASM Handbook

Thermal Spray Technology

Edited by
Robert C. Tucker, Jr.
Robert C. Tucker, Jr.
The Tucker Group
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Volume
5A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-171-9
Publication date:
2013
Book Chapter

Existing and New Market Opportunities in Thermal Spray Applications

Published:
2013

Abstract

This article describes the process of selecting an optimum coating and material system for a specific application. It reviews critical coating functions that influence the coating selection process, and presents some application success stories. The article explores the benefits of thermal spray coatings and functions they provide. It also presents key references from various National Thermal Spray Conference, United Thermal Spray Conference, and International Thermal Spray Conference Proceedings from 2006 through 2012.

Abstract

Corrosion of marine- and land-based infrastructure is of major concern and its control forms an important objective. Thermal spray coatings (TSCs) are widely used for corrosion protection. This article focuses on two types of TSCs: cathodic or noble coatings and anodic or sacrificial coatings. It describes the factors affecting the performance of sacrificial TSCs in atmospheric and immersion environments. The article provides information on the applications of sacrificial TSCs, non-sacrificial coatings, and sealants/top coats, and exemplifies the use of sacrificial TSCs on structures for corrosion protection.

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2013. "Existing and New Market Opportunities in Thermal Spray Applications", Thermal Spray Technology, Robert C. Tucker, Jr.

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