Extreme Coatings, a leading global supplier of wear-resistant coating solutions for the plastics, rubber, and oil and gas industries, has announced the launch of a new internal diameter High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coating system for oil and gas and industrial components. The company will make the announcement at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2022 May 2-5 in Houston.

The new IDX internal diameter HVOF coating provides a high-performance tungsten carbide nano coating for diameters as small as 3-in, lengths up to 8 ft, and thicknesses up to 0.015 of an inch. The thermal spray system – consisting of a delivery mechanism and coating material – provides a tungsten carbide, cobalt chrome coating which delivers exceptional abrasion resistance and three times the service life of chrome-plated parts.

“The IDX system meets the industry’s growing demand for abrasive, corrosive, and aggressive processing in small-inside diameter applications,“ said Scott Caplan,  Executive Vice President, Extreme Coatings. “This major technology advancement enables us to keep pace with other performance improvements in the downhole drilling industry.“

The internal diameter HVOF coating is also corrosion resistant and crack free. It is 99% porosity-free and superior to white iron, chrome plated, or other ID surface engineered option coatings.

The IDX system is targeted for a range of oil and gas applications including housings, cylinders, bushings, sleeves, mechanical seals, and hydraulic cylinders.

For 25 years, Extreme Coatings has extended the performance and service life of oil and gas components through the use of its application engineered HVOF coatings. The company provides full-service repair, coating, and re-coating processes for many components such as mud rotors, bearing mandrels, mud lube bearings, flow diverters, and other parts that are exposed to harsh drilling conditions. The company’s formulations utilize carbides, various matrix materials, and nickel-based alloys to solve the highly complex wear mode challenges of today’s drilling environment. 

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