This paper describes and discusses aspects of the erosion-corrosion behaviour of a WC-Co-Cr, HVOF sprayed coating when subjected to an impinging jet of an aqueous solution of 3.5% NaCl containing solid particles at 18°C. Although pure mechanical erosion has been found to contribute to a large part of material degradation, a considerable amount of material loss can be attributed to the direct and indirect (synergy) effect of corrosion. Aspects of the influence of time, solids loading and impingement angle have been investigated and the mechanisms of erosion-corrosion are discussed.

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