A production thermal spraying test programme has been undertaken at a U.S. Naval Shipyard with the aim of maintaining or upgrading parts by thermal spraying to improve the cost effectiveness of current repair methods. Evaluation of the various process available led to selection of arc spray and plasma spray for further testing and assessment. The materials investigated included arc-sprayed stainless steel, plasma-sprayed aluminium oxide and plasma-sprayed aluminium-oxide-titanium dioxide coatings. The David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Centre will monitor the performance of the sprayed parts for four years.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Weld. J., 61 <1982>, p. 21 <No. 8> (5 pp., 9 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Schmeller, M D
    • Vittori, S W
  • Publication Date: 1982


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM