Electric arc spray coatings for the naval industry


  • Laura Marcela Dimate Castellanos Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Mecatrónica. Colombia.
  • José Alfredo Morales Torres Corporación de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la Industria Naval, Marítima y Fluvial - Cotecmar.
  • Jhon Jairo Olaya Florez Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Mecatrónica. Colombia.




electric arc spray, abrasive wear, thermal barrier, corrosion


Carbon and stainless steel, as well as Fe-Nb-Cr-W coatings were deposited on steel substrates by using electric arc spray, and its possibility of applying such coatings in the naval industry was analyzed. In order to achieve this, the coating microstructure was characterized before and after the corrosion, abrasive wear, and thermal barrier tests. Corrosion resistance was analyzed via potenciodynamic polarization test using a NaCl electrolyte at 3%; abrasive wear resistance was measured by using a three-component system following ASTM G-65 recommendations, while quality control as thermal barriers was studied by using EIS tests. Scanning Electron Microscopy, optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction were used to characterize the microstructure of the coatings.


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How to Cite

Dimate Castellanos, L. M., Morales Torres, J. A., & Olaya Florez, J. J. (2011). Electric arc spray coatings for the naval industry. Ciencia Y tecnología De Buques, 4(8), 31–39. https://doi.org/10.25043/19098642.44



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