Metal Sprayed coatings are used extensively in the Power Generation industry.
Power stations, turbines and electrical towers are all subject to hostile environments which are often prone to wear, corrosion, as well as other diminishing factors. The use of Metal/Thermal spray coatings can improve the efficiency of the Power Generation industry greatly. The burning of fuels at high temperatures and the use of some combustible items in Power Stations creates wear in the boiler tubes, this can lead to operational break downs. Depending on the operating conditions (temperature, size and type), materials such as Inconel 625, high chrome amorphous/ nanocrystal line material, Chrome Carbide Nickel Chrome HVOF sprayed powder and Aluminium etc. can be used on components in the power generation industry to combat these conditions. Steam and land-based turbines also owe their operating efficiency to Metal Spray. Almost every component of a gas turbine engine for example, has some type of coating on it to prevent the damage caused by wear and temperature.