Tue, 10 January, 2023
Although the project concluded in 2020, findings from the Geo-Coat project continue to be disseminated and you can keep up-to-date with them by subscribing to the project newsletter.
The aggressive environments associated with geothermal resources mean that components are subjected to threats including corrosion and erosion, increasing the cost through the need to replace parts as well as lowering production efficiencies.
The Geo-Coat team worked to develop specialised corrosion and erosion-resistant coatings based on high entropy alloys and ceramic / metal mixtures. These coatings can be applied to key components through thermal coating techniques to deliver the required bond strength, hardness and density for challenging geothermal applications.
The use of these coatings promises a reduction in through life costs as well as optimising materials cost, design and performance.
Geo-Coat promises increased production efficiencies and longevity for parts as well as reducing downtimes associated with failure or treatments and lowering energy consumption, environmental impact and production costs.
You can keep up-to-date with the continuing dissemination for this project by subscribing to the Geo-Coat newsletter, here.
The Geo-Coat project was funded by the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme, Grant agreement, no. 764086.