Effect of Plasma Sprayed Ceramic and Cermet Coatings on Wear-Out Failure of High Temperature Ball Valve
Three kinds of coating materials, namely Cr2O3 ceramic, Al2O3-TiO2 ceramic and WC-Co cermet, were screened and sprayed on the surface of valve ball by plasma spraying technology, and two kinds of brush plating materials, namely high speed nickel and nickel tungsten, were also screened and brush plated on the surface of valve seat by electrical brush technology. The microstructure and morphology of the plasma sprayed coatings were analyzed by means of scanning electron microscopy. The tribological properties of the plasma sprayed coatings sliding against the high speed nickel and nickel tungsten layers were investigated on a pin-on-disc friction and wear tester. The microhardness, thermal shock property and bonding strength of the coatings were also tested. The results indicate that the sealing pair composed of the valve ball with the plasma sprayed coating of Al2O3-TiO2 and the valve seat with the brush plating layer of nickel tungsten has the best combination property.
M.K. Lei, X.P. Zhu, K.W. Xu and B.S. Xu
L. Liu et al., "Effect of Plasma Sprayed Ceramic and Cermet Coatings on Wear-Out Failure of High Temperature Ball Valve", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 373-374, pp. 11-14, 2008