Techcoat Insitu Electroless Nickel Coating – Case Study

Property
Techcoat
Insitu EN
Conventional
Workshop EN
Electroplated
Nickel
Inconel
Cladding
Epoxy
Tank
Lining
Polyurethane
Lining
Stainless Steel
Tank Fabrication
High heat resistance Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
High abrasion resistance Yes Yes Limited Limited Limited Yes Yes
Low Coefficient of Friction Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Inferiorto EN
High corrosion resistance Yes Yes Limited Yes Limited Limited Yes
High heat transfer Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Can treat large vessels insitu Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Very high adhesion Yes Yes No Limited Limited Limited n/a
Highly resistant to thermal shock Yes Yes Limited Yes No No Yes
Ability to protect hiden areas Yes Yes No No No No n/a
Inherently antiscaling Yes Yes Lower thanInsitu EN Lower than Insitu EN No No Lower thanInsitu EN
Internally non-stressed and chemically bonded to the substrate Yes Yes No No No No n/a
Speed of application Base
Comnparision
Rate
Same Same Much Longer Much Longer Much Longer Much longer to fabricate new vessels
Cost comparison Base
Comparision
Rate
Lower cost than Insitu EN Lower cost
than Insitu EN
Higher than Insitu EN Lower cost than Insitu EN Lower cost than Insitu EN Much more expensive than EN