Thermally sprayed cermet coatings are widely used in pulp and paper industry and also in other applications of such corrosive conditions where chlorine is present. In these conditions corrosion resistance and wear resistance of the coatings are the most important characteristics. Corrosion resistance can be improved by sealing the corrosion sensitive base material surface under the coating from chlorine containing environment. Test materials in this work were thermally sprayed WC-10Co4Cr, Cr3C2-25NiCr and Sanicro 28 coatings prepared using HVAF and arc spray techniques. The degradation of the coatings and base material surface was characterized using micro hardness tests, optical and scanning electron microscopy, and also by conventional weight loss measurements. Wear resistance of the coatings was evaluated using modified rubber-wheel abrasion tests. In this work ASTM G48 corrosion testing standard was utilized in corrosion testing of these corrosion resistant thermally sprayed coatings. In demanding chlorine containing corrosion conditions it is essential to understand where the corrosion is concentrating in the structure. In the studied corrosion conditions Sanicro 28 and Cr3C2-25NiCr coatings were heavily corroded inside the coating material. Corrosion resistant Cr3C2-25NiCr cermet coating was corroded also between the coating and the base material and the adhesion between the base and the coating was lost in some of the specimens after one day exposure. Unexpectedly HVAF sprayed WC-10Co4Cr coating was giving the best performance of the coatings tested in this work.

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