ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Extreme Coatings announced the launch of a new internal diameter High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coating system for oil and gas and industrial components. The company made the announcement at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. 

The new IDX internal diameter HVOF coating provides a high-performance tungsten carbide nano coating for diameters as small as three inches, lengths up to eight feet, and thicknesses up to 0.015 of an inch. The thermal spray system — consisting of a delivery mechanism and coating material — provides a tungsten carbide, cobalt chrome coating that delivers exceptional abrasion resistance and three times the service life of chrome-plated parts. 

“The IDX system meets the industry’s growing demand for abrasive, corrosive, and aggressive processing in small-inside diameter applications,” said Scott Caplan, Executive Vice President, Extreme Coatings. “This major technology advancement enables us to keep pace with other performance improvements in the downhole drilling industry.” 

Extreme Coatings reports that the internal diameter HVOF coating is also corrosion resistant and crack free. It is 99% porosity-free and is reportedly superior to white iron, chrome plated or other ID surface engineered option coatings. 

The IDX system is targeted for a range of oil and gas applications including housings, cylinders, bushings, sleeves, mechanical seals and hydraulic cylinders. 

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