Erosion and corrosion serve as huge setbacks to the commercial growth of an industry. According to industrialists, the United States loses a total of $1 tn per year to corrosion. An experiment-based research concluded that corrosion is the leading cause that degrades the strength of metals. Single-phase erosion serves as the primary cause of pipeline failure.
Petrochemical, nuclear, aerospace, and mining are among the many industries that suffer from the adverse effects of erosion and corrosion.
There have been many conventional methods for dealing with erosion and corrosion, but each method has drawbacks and limitations associated with it. Boronizing and aluminizing processes are the optimum choices that provide efficient and cost-effective results.
If you are an industrialist and want to know all about the boronizing process, we have the frequently asked questions answered for you:
Boronizing process creates a uniform layer of hardened boron on the surface of the metal to prevent it against erosion. The hardness attained through this process is considerably high as compared to other methods of surface hardening.
This also allows the equipment to be operated at high temperatures and in “sour environments.” The borided material does not require constant lubrication to minimize friction.
Boronizing is performed mostly on ferrous materials, but can also be carried out on alloys of nickel, molybdenum, and cobalt. The process is also performed on tempered steels, structural steels, cast steels, and stainless steels.
The boriding process is not suitable for nitrided steels, resulfurised and leaded steels.
Typically, the temperature for boriding treatment ranges from 750 to 950°C. A critical factor is the uniform maintenance of temperature in furnace to ensure even formation of borided layer.
An evenly created layer provides better protection even at high temperatures. The boriding process performed at VaporKote allows the equipment to be operated at temperature up to 1100°F.
The safety of environment is a major concern while implementing any industrial process. Boriding is an environment-friendly process as it does not release any toxic wastes in the atmosphere. Not only is the process safe for workers, but also for the environment.
We offer comprehensive boronizing services for industrial parts that are up to 25 feet long. We strive to provide lasting and reliable results while dealing with erosion and corrosion. Our practices comply with ASME, SAE, API, and ASTM standards.
Contact us today and get assistance with your industrial queries.