Abstract

Corrosion behavior of a flame sprayed titanium coating sealed by some resins was investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution by an electrochemical polarization measurement and an immersion test. The composition and structure of the sprayed film was also analyzed by SEM and EPMA. Although an as-sprayed titanium had no resistance to the corrosion because of its porosity, the sprayed titanium sealed with epoxy or silicon resin showed an excellent resistivity against the chloride corrosion. In spite that almost half amount of the titanium changed to oxide, nitride and carbide through the gas flame spraying, the conversion of the metal to the compounds had little effect to decrease the corrosion resistivity. The sprayed and sealed titanium coating obtained by a conventional onsite thermal spraying is expected as an economical material for chloride containing environments.

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