- Industry Marine
- Problem Corrosion / Erosion
- Country United States
A U.S.-based aluminum ferry boat manufacturer used ENECON’s METALCLAD CeramAlloy HTL to protect exhaust tubes on four new ferry boats. A combination of high-temperature exhaust and saltwater causes these aluminum tubes to corrode very quickly.
- Products Used CeramAlloy HTL
- Status Completed
Tube blasting equipment was used to prepare all eight 12 in. by 6 ft. exhaust tubes followed by two coats of CeramAlloy HTL. Since the temperature of the exhaust can reach over 190°F, it was important that CeramAlloy HTL was used for its high-temperature capabilities.
This exact procedure has been used by the ferry boat company in the past and the coated tubes have been in service for 3+ years and counting.