Industry Spotlight: Petrochemical

Organizations in the petrochemical industry usually employ a sophisticated set of equipment that does not cost much. However, these types of equipment are used on a daily basis and they tend to exhibit quick corrosive and wear tendencies (causes may include fretting, particle erosion, and abrasive grains). At A&A Coatings, you can rest assured that our team has developed a range of highly reliable coating solutions. When you use our thermal spray coatings, you will be able to protect critical components from potential chemical attacks, premature surface damage, and more.

About the Petrochemical Industry

For starters, petrochemistry is recognized as a science that can readily be applied to our fundamental needs such as food, housing, hygiene, health, and more. Since its inception, petrochemistry has been a fascinating and an inventive business sector. Companies specializing in petrochemistry need to constantly meet new challenges and adapt to new environments.

The petrochemical industry is fairly young industry that only started to grow in the 1940s. Petrochemicals comprise natural gas and petroleum, which are an essential part of the industry today. With that in mind, the organic chemicals that have the largest production volume include xylenes, toluene, benzene, butadiene, propylene, ethylene, and methanol. There’s another chemical called olefins and it can feature more than one double bond. This in turn makes them chemically reactive.

How We Serve the Petrochemical Industry

You can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that our innovative coating solutions for the petrochemical industry are designed to suit a wide range of applications. Here’s a quick look at various  applications of our coatings:

  • Corrosion-, erosion-, and wear-resistant coatings for gate valves
  • Corrosion- and wear-resistant coatings for mud pump systems
  • Corrosion- and erosion-resistant coatings for pipe networks
  • Wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings for pump casing and impellers

One of the most common types of coatings used in the petrochemical industry is carbide coatings. So, why carbide coatings are being used? Also known as cermets, their composition comprise a mixture of metals and ceramics. Cermets are known to provide an exceptional level of wear resistance and hardness that is similar to high quality sintered carbide components such as carbide metal tools.

If you are looking for carbide coatings that provide stellar wear resistance, be sure to opt for tungsten carbide coatings. They are corrosion resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures up to 650°C.

Why Work with A&A Coatings for Your Thermal Spray Coating Needs?

A&A Coatings has grown to become one of the strongest market leaders in the thermal spraying industry in the U.S. What’s more, we serve our clients with a highly qualified work force as well as provide highly competitive pricing and quick turnaround time. We have been in the business for seven decades and our experience includes serving the petrochemical industry. You can rest assured that our dedicated engineers are continuously developing and experimenting with new coating methods for the industry. Contact us today if you want to discover the full range of our capabilities for your petrochemical business.

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