Mon, 04 February, 2019
Geo-Coat: Developing High performance coatings for geothermal applications
The project Geo-Coat, led by TWI, develops novel high performance, specialised corrosion- and erosion-resistant coatings for exceptionally harsh environments. Although originally designed to target the key failure points within geothermal power plants, the coatings developed have cross sector benefits and can potentially be applied to other sectors, such as: glass, paper, oil & gas, food & drink, etc.
Geo-Coat aims to develop high performance corrosion and erosion resistant coatings that are based on selected High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) and Ceramic/Metal mixtures (Cermets) to be applied through High Velocity Oxy Fuel (HVOF) thermal spray, Electro Spark Deposition (ESD), electroless plating and laser cladding.
See this short video demonstrating the objectives and impact of the project.
Find out more about the coating materials, methodology and testing of materials in simulated geothermal environments in the recent issue of Geo-Coat newsletter, below: Geo-Coat Newsletter_issue 2_v3 - pdf - 923kb