Flame Spray Equipment
Flame spray is a process that uses an oxy-fuel flame to melt wires and in some cases powders or ceramic rods.
The molten material is then atomised with compressed air to create a spray stream that applies the coating onto the surface being sprayed. Anti-corrosion coatings are typically applied with oxy-propane systems.
Engineering coatings are typically applied with oxy-acetylene systems. Where propane is not available, oxy-acetylene systems can apply anti-corrosion coatings.
Flame spray systems are commonly manually operated but it is possible to semi-automate or fully-automate the process if required.
Metallisation have a full range of wire, powder and ceramic rod flame spray systems in hand-held or automated versions.
FAQs About Flame Spray
Flame spray is a process that uses an oxy-fuel flame to melt a feedstock and propel it onto a surface to create a coating.
Flame spraying can be similar to paint spraying. Once the system is connected up the sprayer operates a valve to start the gases flowing and lights the gas stream. A trigger is then used to start/stop the wire feed into the flame and the coating deposited in a similar way to spray painting.
To reclaim a surface by applying a similar material or give the surface different properties by coating it with a different material.
Most metals can have an aluminium coating applied by the flame spray process. This can be for aesthetic, anti-corrosion, conductivity or many other reasons.
Zinc can be applied to most substrates by the flame spray process. This is often to provide glavanic protection of the substrate but may be for a number of other reasons.