Oerlikon Metco's carbide materials have been developed to protect components against wear.
Oerlikon Metco's carbide materials have been developed to protect components against wear.

The materials are suitable for oil and gas, mining and other industries. For example, high-pressure gate valves used in the oil and gas industry for flow diversion and safety applications are exposed to galling, abrasion and erosion causing leaks or faulty actuation.

“With rising expenses for oil and gas exploration and expectations for production companies to increase annual earnings over the next five years, it is vital that industry growth is supported by safe and reliable technologies,” said Oerlikon Metco’s vice president and head of global marketing, Dr Hans Keller. 

Surfaces produced from carbide materials are suitable for parts that have to withstand the effects of wear. Oerlikon Metco’s modern carbides are designed to resist the harshest environments of corrosion, impact, high compressive loads, deformation, cavitation, solid particle erosion, severe abrasion and complex, combined mechanisms. The company designs materials in standard cobalt matrixes for best wear protection and matrixes of nickel-cobalt-chromium for environments that require corrosion resistance.