Thermal Spray Technology
Thermal Spray Technology Growth in Gas Turbine Applications
This article provides an overview of key thermal spray coatings used in compressors, combustors, and turbine sections of a power-generation gas turbine. It describes the critical components, including combustors, transition ducts, inlet nozzle guide vanes, and first-stage rotating airfoils. Design requirements are reviewed and compared between aerospace and power generation coatings. Application process improvement areas are also discussed as a method of reducing component cost.
Mitchell R. Dorfman, D. Sporer, P. Meyer, Thermal Spray Technology Growth in Gas Turbine Applications, Thermal Spray Technology, Vol 5A, ASM Handbook, Edited By Robert C. Tucker, Jr., ASM International, 2013, p 280–286, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v05a.a0005737
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