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Power Generation Coatings Analysis

Want to improve the quality and functionality of the coating systems used on power generation components?

Our coatings analysis services include detailed characterization and evaluation, using a range of techniques such as chemical analysis, thermal analysis, mechanical testing and imaging techniques.

By determining raw materials and processing parameters we can help you to produce an optimized product.

Our services for the power generation include characterization of chemical composition, thickness, homogeneity, porosity, microstructure, interface interactions, bonding, surface roughness, micro hardness, discoloration, wear and changes in functionality of coating systems and performance.

At Lucideon, we have developed the metallographic techniques to perform the proper sampling, sectioning, mounting and polishing to effectively analyze and image coatings in cross-section.  Proper technique is required to preserve true coating features, such as retention of coating edges.

Examples include:

  • Analysis of porous coatings made by Additive Manufacturing (AM) methods
  • Characterization and evaluation of Thermal Barrier Coating systems for turbine blades
  • Analysis of functional polymeric coatings for power generation components
  • Evaluation of wear coatings.

Surface analysis techniques are compatible with retrospective 3D mapping and depth profiling techniques.  Detailed surface topography and color-coded chemical constituent maps may be provided from a surface or cross-sectional plane to provide a thorough understanding and characterization of any coating system.

To learn more about our surface analysis techniques, click here.

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