Corrosion and Wear-Resistant Coatings for Nuclear Applications by using High-Pressure Cold Spray Technology

The Cold Spray process is well known for high powder feedstock deposition efficiency and low-temperature processes leading to oxygen-free deposits. The CS process offers substantial applications, for example, in-situ structural or dimensional restoration and surface coatings to enhance corrosion, fatigue, and wear resistance.

It is of immense importance in the nuclear power industry to use long-lasting storage and transport containers for nuclear waste or materials. Therefore, corrosion resistance is of great importance. Some potential applications of CS technology include mitigation and repair of stress corrosion cracking, intergranular attack, flow accelerated corrosion, and other types of corrosion by applying a protective coating to isolate the component's structural material from the corrosive environments. On the other hand, the technology can also be used for nuclear energy applications, including coatings for enhancements in wear resistance and heat transfer near-net-shape manufacturing.

    The most important information at a glance
  • Long-lasting storage and transport containers for nuclear waste or materials
  • Surface coatings to enhance corrosion, fatigue, and wear resistance
  • Coatings for enhancements in heat transfer near-net-shape manufacturing
  • Mitigation and repair of stress corrosion cracking
  • Applying a protective coating to isolate the component's structural material from the corrosive environments
  • Mitigation intergranular attack, flow accelerated corrosion, and other types of corrosion
  • No corrosion after 120 hours hydrochloric acid (HCL) test and the same after potassium hydroxide (KOH) alkaline test
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Applications

From the frying pan to space technology - the spectrum of possible applications is huge.

References

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