One of the economical and fast solutions for failure against erosive wear in oil and gas industries is the deposition of cermets using HVOF thermal spray. Recently, especially with the new development of bimodal feedstock powders, the composition percentages of the mixed powders have played a key factor in the final coating performance. In the present study, a design of experiment (DOE) software was implemented to study the influence of different powder percentages on the coating performance. The coating mechanical properties and its performance were investigated via dry solid particle erosion tests, hardness measurement and SEM respectively. The results showed that both the hardness and erosion resistance of the coating increases as the composition percentage of the nanostructured WC-12Co increased due to the strong adhesion of WC nano size grains at the substrate/coating interface as a result of improved mechanical interlocking.

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