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MesoCoat Building Nanotech Pipe Plant

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Coating and cladding technology developer MesoCoat Inc. is taking a major production leap forward with a new facility for corrosion and wear-resistant clad tubes, pipes and plates.

The nanotech materials science company broke ground April 7 on an 11,000-square-foot manufacturing, testing and commercializing facility in Euclid, OH, where MesoCoat is headquartered.

 

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The new facility will include a thermal spray system to commercialize the company’s PComP (Particulate Composite Powders) products.

The plant will be built with a single “CermaClad” production line to manufacture about 10,000 square meters per year of corrosion- and wear-resistant clad tubes, pipes and plates. CermaClad is MesoCoat’s proprietary corrosion-resistant alloy and bonding process.

Increasing Longevity

“These products can substantially increase the longevity of components in a variety of critical applications, including deep-sea oil and gas production, oil sands production, mining and mineral processing, and nuclear power generation,” MesoCoat said in a release.

The new facility will employ blasting, application and testing equipment and will be equipped with a thermal spray system to commercialize the company’s PComP (Particulate Composite Powders) family of products and qualify them for use in the aerospace, oil and gas, mining, and chemical processing industries.

6 Plants Planned

“Through the opening of this plant, we are leveraging our deep industry knowledge and product innovation to build new long-term customer relationships,” said MesoCoat CEO Andrew Sherman. “This facility is the first in a series of six manufacturing plants scheduled over the next four to five years in the U.S, Canada, South America and Asia.”

MesoCoat expects to complete construction of the Euclid plant in September. Installation and setup of production equipment will take a further two months. Full-scale production will be underway by the beginning of 2012. Provisions have already been made for an early 2012 expansion of the plant that would double its size.

High-Speed Cladding

CermaClad is a high-speed cladding process that MesoCoat says is 15 to 100 times faster than weld or laser cladding processes.

The process uses a high-intensity light source, which MesoCoat calls “an artificial sun,” to rapidly fuse protective alloys, metals and ceramic coatings onto steel pipes, plates and bars.

“The speed of this process ensures that metal cladding can match the line speed of steel mills, and thus reduce lead times for internally clad pipes and tubes, plates and bars by 75 to 80%—a substantial improvement over current industry standards,” the company says.

CermaClad technology shields large surface areas against highly caustic and corrosive environments, where wear and corrosion limit the life of metals.

MesoCoat specializes in “long life” coating and high-speed cladding technologies for the oil and gas, aerospace, energy and maritime industries.

   

Tagged categories: Cladding; Corrosion protection; Nanotechnology; Pipelines

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