As oil and gas facilities move to more remote locations with extreme conditions, any equipment downtime due to parts failure can be costly. Valves must perform reliably despite exposure to corrosive chemicals, abrasive fracking fluids, sour gases in drilling, high pressures, liquids, variable pH levels and high temperatures. In addition, contact with other metal tools can cause galling which can result in premature wear, leaking and ultimately valve failure. Many types of coatings can offer basic protection. But when your valve has to withstand this type of punishment, you need the peace of mind that comes from engineered coatings.
General Magnaplate engineered coatings stand up to abrasion, galling and corrosion that threaten the performance of ball valves, gate valves, globe valves, safety valves, pressure valves and tools. Unlike other coating options, General Magnaplate coatings can be modified to meet an application’s specific functional criteria based on the intended environment. In fact, the coatings become an integral part of the substrate, so metal surfaces like aluminum become super hard. The result: long-lasting parts plus performance characteristics that can even surpass more expensive metals. Many engineered coatings are suitable for use in low pH conditions in which corrosion is a concern as well as in high temperatures commonly found in the oil and gas industry.