Protective Coating Services
Under harsh operating conditions and environments, protective coatings services will provide a sturdy layer of protection on your substrate to sustain its longevity. The purpose of protective coating services can be decorative, functional, or both. Depending on your needs, the protective coating can lightly cover parts of your substrate for the purpose of corrosion/erosion prevention or be an all-over coating applied to, or precision ground to a controlled finished thickness. To achieve a controlled thickness, there are a number of different processes we can apply the coating onto your substrate.
Protective Coating Properties
Our protective coating services will exhibit a variety of properties that fulfill its role in protecting your substrate. Depending on the industry you are in, you may or may not require different protective coating properties. Here are some of the most desirable properties.
- Chemical Resistance
- Ease Of Application / Non-Metallurgical or Mechanical
- Very Strong Bond Strength
- Cohesive Strength
- Impact Resistance
- Abrasion Resistance
- Temperature Resistance
- Water Resistance
- Cavitation Resistance
Like its name, a chemical resistance property must be able to withstand chemical breakdown to when it is exposed. Chemical resistance is typically a function of the binders used. Perhaps the most important protective coating regardless of what substrate you’re putting it on, is ease of application. It is a vital characteristic that prevents defects from being created that usually leads to premature failure. Ease of application is crucial, especially with intricate structural details.
Cohesive strength is also a desirable property as your protective coating will withstand the stresses of the curing process, temperature changes, and humidity. For some substrates, flexibility and elongation are critical. This property will ensure that the coating has the ability to expand and contract with the substrate. If your substrate must withstand a lot of pressure from heavy loads, then you should look into having a protective coating with an impact resistance property.
Coatings applied must be capable of tolerating a variety of working environments. Prior to selecting a coating, it is necessary for us to know what the coating will be exposed to in it’s working environment. This would include product creating the wear / damage, & max heat values in working environment.
Types Of Protective Coatings
Our protective coatings services offer different types of protective coatings. Again, depending on the industry you are in, you will require different types of protective coating products. There are five common and desirable protective coatings used that appeals and can be applied to a wide variety of industries.
- Corrosion / Erosion Control
- Industrial Coating
- Nonslip Finish
Industrial coatings come in a wide variety of products and can be utilized in many different environments. For example; Our products can be applied on bridges, structures, equipment platforms, inside and outside of vessels, & machines. In these applications, the coatings purpose would be to protect from environmental contaminants, moisture and wear. Other coatings would be for protecting many varieties of mechanical equipment used in Forestry, Hydro, Mining, and the Oil & Gas Industries.
Why Should You Choose Wilcox High Velocity?
At Wilcox, we take great care in completing your project in a timely and effective manner. Your needs and budget will always be a priority when you contact us on our protective coating services. As we understand that all protective coatings are different and will vary depending on the substrate and the environment, you will get a detailed breakdown of what is to be expected. In other words, we will listen attentively to your substrate needs and provide a detailed analysis of recommended coatings and why they are recommended provided all within your budget.
Your satisfaction is important to us. As such, we will always answer questions and concerns regarding your project without any hesitation. It’s important that you are just as involved with your project as we are. Start protecting your substrates. Contact Wilcox High Velocity today and ask about our protective coating services!