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Abstract

This article provides an overview of key thermal spray coatings used in compressors, combustors, and turbine sections of a power-generation gas turbine. It describes the critical components, including combustors, transition ducts, inlet nozzle guide vanes, and first-stage rotating airfoils. Design requirements are reviewed and compared between aerospace and power generation coatings. Application process improvement areas are also discussed as a method of reducing component cost.

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Mitchell R. Dorfman, D. Sporer, P. Meyer, 2013. "Thermal Spray Technology Growth in Gas Turbine Applications", Thermal Spray Technology, Robert C. Tucker, Jr.

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