Influence of NiCoCrAlY and Diffusion Aluminide Coating on Oxidation and Hot Corrosion of a Ni-Based Superalloy
The most common metallic coatings used in today’s gas turbine engines are MCrAlX (where M is Ni and/or Co and X is one or more reactive elements such as Y, Hf, etc.) type overlay coatings. However, overlay coating techniques (plasma and flame spraying or physical vapor deposition) are line-of-site processes, and so, it is possible not to deposit coating on some surface of the complex turbine components. The diffusion aluminide coatings can solve this problem. A NiCoCrAlY and diffusion aluminide coating were prepared on K38G cast alloy by multi-arc ion plating and low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LP-CVD) techniques, respectively. The isothermal oxidation behavior of K38G and the coatings was studied in air at 900 and 1000 oC. Their hot corrosion behaviors in the presence of 75 wt.% Na2SO4+K2SO4 and 75wt.%Na2SO4+NaCl film at 900oC were studied. The results showed that the two kinds coatings exhibited low oxidation rate at 900 and 1000oC and the presence of salt accelerated the oxidation rate. The NiCoCrAlY coating showed the better hot corrosion resistance than the aluminide coating.
Yafang Han et al.
D. B. Xie et al., "Influence of NiCoCrAlY and Diffusion Aluminide Coating on Oxidation and Hot Corrosion of a Ni-Based Superalloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 546-549, pp. 1739-1746, 2007