Dr Tai-Cheng Chen – Investigating Thermal Spraying Methods for Preventing Maritime Corrosion
Original Article Reference
This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘A comparative study on the tribological behavior of various thermally sprayed Inconel 625 coatings in a saline solution and deionized water’ from Surface and Coatings Technology. doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2020.125442
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Every year, the combined effects of corrosion and wear cause a huge amount of damage to coastal and offshore machinery, incurring huge costs for repair and maintenance. While there are various types of coating that offer protection from wear and corrosion, the way in which that they are applied can massively impact their effectiveness. Dr Tai-Cheng Chen and his team at the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taiwan, have been analysing these methods, in order to determine the best way to protect maritime infrastructure.
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