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Sulzer HICoat celebrates 25th anniversary

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Sulzer HICoat celebrates 25th anniversary

Sulzer HICoat celebrates 25th anniversary

By: Sulzer

Specialized coatings supplier continues to deliver cutting-edge solutions for rotating equipment

The Sulzer HICoat® brand is celebrating 25 years of delivering cutting-edge coatings for a wide variety of industrial applications. Over the years, the in-house expertise has developed more advanced protective coatings that provide increased durability and efficiency for a wide range of rotating equipment.

Originally acquired by Sulzer 35 years ago, Hickham Industries was a company mainly focused in process equipment repair and later developed an expertise in gas turbine repair and airfoil manufacture, as well as specialized coatings. This expert knowledge began developing in 1996 when the HICoat brand was established. Since then, it has grown to become one of the world’s leading coating specialists.

Sulzer Laser metal deposition offers many advantages over conventional weld repairs

Laser metal deposition offers many advantages over conventional weld repairs

Today, the range of coatings covers most industrial sectors and is used across a wider variety of rotating equipment. From early beginnings, the emphasis was on steam turbines, pumps and compressors, which have benefitted from anti-fouling, corrosion protection, and erosion protection coatings.

As the technology progressed, research moved to encompass gas turbines, which rely on thermal barrier coatings (TBC) and abradable coatings to achieve their high-performance figures. Operating at temperatures that would melt the components’ base materials, a gas turbine’s continued efficiency depends on precision manufacturing and expert application of coatings during any repairs.

Sulzer High performance coatings improve the durability and reliability of rotating equipment

High-performance coatings improve the durability and reliability of rotating equipment

One of the most recent developments from HICoat is laser metal deposition (LMD), which offers several advantages for the repair of rotating equipment. The lower heat input, compared to conventional weld repairs, produces an excellent metallurgical bond while minimizing material stress. Additional benefits include reduced maintenance project times and a solution that avoids complete component replacement when a conventional weld repair is not an option.

Sulzer HICoat has been a leading coating provider in the industry and has proven to be a valuable addition to the Sulzer repair portfolio. As the rotating equipment industries continue rapidly evolving, Sulzer and Sulzer HICoat will remain one step ahead for the next 25 years and beyond.

HICoat is a registered trademark of Sulzer.

About Sulzer
Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). The Pumps Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders and screens developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.

Throughout the Americas, Sulzer provides cutting-edge parts as well as maintenance and repair solutions for pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators. We service our own original equipment as well as third-party rotating equipment operated by our customers. Our technology-based solutions maximize reliability and lifecycle cost-effectiveness.

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