Abstract

Thermal spraying involves high temperatures which can be a serious problem for some applications. Among different possibilities existing to cool down a specimen during spraying, the use of liquid CO2 is one of the most attractive. However, care has to be taken to obtain good results due to the specific characteristics of CO2. Moreover, there are stilt some remaining problems which limit the growth of such system. One of the most important is the condensation of air humidity at the exit of the atomising nozzle. Therefore, a new design of the nozzle has been developed. This design avoid ice building up and can be easily fixed on any kind of spraying set up. Examples of working conditions are presented.

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