The steel production process provides one of the harshest environments for plant hardware in industry, meaning that the steel industry is beset with many problems: heavy wear rates and corrosion are just two of the degradation mechanisms, which ultimately lead to poor quality, increased downtime, increased maintenance costs and reduced operating efficiencies.
Through the development of thermal spray technology, many solutions have been proven effective to meet the challenging surface requirements of the steel industry. Some common applications include:
- Process rolls: bridle, furnace, pot
- Continuous casting: molds and rolls
- Molten steel processing: ceramic nozzles