Soldagem & Inspeção
versión impresa ISSN 0104-9224
DIAZ, Víctor Vergara; DUTRA, Jair Carlos y D´OLIVEIRA, Ana Sofia Clímaco Monteiro. Hardfacing by plasma transfer arc process. Soldag. insp. (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.1, pp. 41-51. ISSN 0104-9224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-92242010000100006.
The Plasma powder transferred arc welding process, which uses feed stock in the powder form, has similarities with Plasma wire transferred arc welding. This work describes a comparative study of the two processes using a Cobalt-based alloy commercially known as Stellite 6. This Co-based alloy is recognized for its superior cavitation erosion resistance. The aim of this work is to investigate the potential of PTA coatings for the protection and refurbishiment hydraulic turbine blades. Coatings were evaluated for the influence of Plasma gas flow rate on coating dilution, geometry, hardness and microstructure. Coatings processed with the atomized Stellite 6 powder feestock showed a superior surface quality, lower dilution, better wettability and wider tracks. This study provided a novel information about the refurbishing worn hydraulic turbines blades, leading to a longer service life.
Palabras llave : Welding plasma; Transferred Arc; Dilution; Stellite 6.