Thermal Barrier Coating
The thermal barrier coating is widely used in the aircraft industry in the combustion section of turbine engines of aircrafts. With greater demand for fuel-centric economy and an increase in power, the metal alloys design is decreasingly compatible with the combustion temperature.
Turbine components are generally made from these metal alloys. Thermal barrier coatings for these turbine components and for other components enable the metal alloys to be functional at higher temperatures. The coating essentially reduces the temperature to which these alloys are exposed. Engineers at A&A Coatings are adept in various aspects of the thermal barrier coating.
A&A Coatings | Thermal Spraying Process to Achieve Thermal Barrier
Among the materials that are most commonly employed in thermal barrier coatings in thermal spray are yttria-stabilized zirconia and oxide ceramics. But other materials can also be used in thermal barrier coats. These include even alloys made from metals. Thermal management materials include YSZ, refractory metals, and stainless steel and alumina compounds. Since the need for thermal management is different in heterogeneous sectors, we highly recommend consulting with engineers at A&A Coatings before placing an order.
Benefits of Thermal Barrier Coatings
The thermal barrier coating by A&A Coatings has been developed to shield metal and alloy parts from extremely elevated temperatures. This increases the fatigue caused in the components from high temperatures. When the layer created by thermal barrier coating is used to the aid of adhesion, several advantages of the coat become visible. The coat itself has more strength and wear-resistivity. During extensive periods of heating, the measure of thermal oxide on the component surface grows significantly, putting a lot of stress on the material. Thermal barrier coating saves a lot of this stress.
Common Parts That Need Thermal Barrier Coatings
Among the most common parts coated with thermal barrier coatings are metal alloys. While metallic substrates are generally coated with thermal barrier coatings, some composites can also be coated with the thermal spray thermal barrier coatings. In addition to this, the overall resistance from shock in the material coated with thermal barrier is also increased along with the lifespan of the material coated with thermal barrier coating.
We have been developing and applying thermal spray coatings since the last 70 years on the trot. If you wish to hear more about the applications of thermal barrier coatings from an expert at A&A Coatings, do write to us or call us today.