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UK company developing functional gradient design coatings

Monitor Coatings Ltd, a surface engineering specialist from the UK, has announced that following investment from Innovate UK, the company is working in collaboration with Cranfield University. The project will conduct a series of studies that aim to develop low cost customisable coatings, which can coat 3D geometries whilst protecting against aggressive high temperature environments.

The study, which started in September 2017, will use the process of exothermic reaction synthesis to modify low cost sprayed metallic surface coatings. The need to reduce CO2 emissions is pushing thermal power plants to use higher operating temperatures and biomass/waste derived fuels, increasing the demand on heat exchanger tubes. The ‘ER-Sealcoat’ project aims to develop a low cost method of producing customisable coatings that can coat 3D geometries (internal and external) and protect against aggressive high temperature environments.

The seal coating is produced as a tailored slurry mix containing chemically active components, which react exothermically with the sprayed base coat. The heat released from this stored chemical energy enhances diffusion and intermetallic formation with the basecoat, producing a sealed surface with a bespoke chemical gradient capable of resisting fireside corrosion and high temperature oxidation in aggressive conditions such as biomass/waste fired advanced thermal power plant.

The ER-Sealcoat system would result in improved performance through its functional gradient design and ability to close surface breaking porosity and seal the coating, as a result reducing direct and indirect processing costs compared to current industrial coating methods. With a growing portfolio of products and a comprehensive range of services, Monitor Coatings continue to invest in Research and Development to ensure technology enhancement and quality is at the forefront of the organisation.

"I'm delighted that Innovate UK have been able to support this exciting project, and help our organisation to turn strategic plans into reality," explained Dr Spyros Kamnis, research and development manager of Monitor Coatings. "The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. Monitor Coatings Ltd have ongoing, long-lasting collaboration with Cranfield University with outstanding return on productivity and performance
by utilising the funds being available in a quality way."

2 November 2017


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