Thermal spraying is the process of injecting material (powder, wire) into a flame jet of high temperature and velocity and propelling it, in droplet or particulate form, in a stream of gas or air onto a substrate, where the particles flatten, bond and solidify to produce a coating.

Main applications include the development of coatings for the protection of industrial and mechanical components against wear, corrosion or high temperature attack and the dimensional restoration of worn mechanical components.

PyroGenesis is successfully applying thermal spray coatings in a wide range of applications, such as:

  • Aerospace industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Diesel engine components
  • Marine industry
  • Steel industry
  • Paper manufacturing industry
  • Chemical, petrochemical industry
  • Power generation industry
  • Pumps — hydraulic systems
  • Textile manufacture industry
  • Biomedical applications
  • Metallurgy
  • Electronic

PyroGenesis operates under the ISO 9001—2000 International Quality Assurance System and has fully equipped R&D Department and Quality Control Laboratory. PyroGenesis S.A. has the capability to apply coatings and restore components using:

  • Air Plasma Spray system
  • Internal Diameter Air Plasma Spray system
  • High Velocity Oxy Fuel system
  • Mobile APS system
  • Wire Arc system
  • Patented Plasma Atomization system for spherical metal powder production
  • Surface preparation equipment
  • Grit blasting units (mobile open type and closed type) (ISO 8503, ASTM D2200)
  • Two lathes of different capability
  • Grinding and Lapping equipment
  • Light Optical microscope with Image Analysis software (ASTM B487-85)
  • Micro hardness tester (ASTM E384-73)
  • Portable Macro hardness tester (ASTM A956-96)
  • Portable Surface roughness tester
  • Coating Thickness Gauges (ISO 2178,ISO 2808,ISO 2360)
  • Adhesion Tester (ASTM D4541-95, ASTM D3359)
  • Automatic Sieving unit
  • Various auxiliaries (e.g. ultrasonic cleaner, drying ovens, etc.)