also called Flamed Spray, is a process that uses heat to melt the
material that is being applied. The most common materials used are zinc,
aluminum, and zinc/aluminum alloys.
Flame spray of metals has advantages over conventional coatings in
certain situations. One is in high-temperature environments that are above
the exposure temperature for traditional coating systems. Metallic flame
spray systems have been shown to have much longer life than conventional
systems. The life cycle cost is usually lower, although the installed
(initial) cost is higher.
Flame Spray offers:
- Superior corrosion resistance.
- Much more abrasion and impact resistant than paint or powder.
- Excellent for high temperature applications.
- Enhanced conductivity.
- Metals applied include aluminum, zinc, copper, stainless steel, and
- Can be applied in shop or in the field.
- Vanwin has over 20 years of experience with U.S. Navy applications.