Harsh environments are a fact of life in the power generation industry. Equipment is subjected to all kinds of abuse, from high temperatures and high pressure to fuel that is highly corrosive and erosive.
Laser cladding, also known as laser metal deposition (LMD), can solve many of these challenges by providing a highly corrosion- and erosion-resistant coating that extends the life of expensive components. Compared to traditional additive processes, LMD provides a strong metallurgical bond with higher material hardness, less stress due to lower heat input, and lower powder costs due to thinner coatings.
Here are just a few examples of how this process can extend equipment life and prevent unplanned downtime in the power generation industry:
Many other components in power generation plants can benefit from laser cladding. If you have questions about equipment not mentioned here, get in touch our experts or leave a comment in the space below.
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