SOUTHWEST IMPREGLON EXPANDS TSA COATING CAPABILITIES
Southwest Impreglon, Inc. has increased it’s production capacities for Thermal Spray Aluminum (TSA) coatings. These sacrificial coatings provide much better corrosion resistance than paints and galvanizing. The advantages of TSA include: long term durability and protection even with a porous or breached coating, and the ability to quickly coat large parts.
Southwest Impreglon uses the “twin wire arc” method which sprays atomized molten aluminum onto a metal substrate to produce coatings which are typically 0.006” to 0.010” thick. This method offers exceptional coating bond strength.
In addition to sub-sea and marine applications, TSA is often used for corrosion protection in petrochemical plants as a solution to “corrosion under insulation” (CUI) attack. These aluminum coatings offer protection for aggressive environments containing oxygen and sulfur. These corrosive effects are enhanced for processes operating at high temperatures, leading to a faster degradation of mechanical components. TSA coatings can be used up to 1000oF.
Applications in Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Industries are:
Choke and kill lines
Contact your Southwest Impreglon, Inc. representative for more information about TSA coatings and our capabilities.