Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) can help you keep your equipment online—minimizing plant downtime. There are many approaches to MRO, but one that can be overlooked is using protective surface coatings to extend component lifetimes. This simple solution delays the purchase of new machinery and leads to significant cost savings.

In a new white paper, we explore how engineered coatings can enhance your MRO activities:

Your First Line of Defense

Prolonging equipment life starts with protecting parts from wear, abrasion and corrosion. You can apply engineered coatings—like the ones General Magnaplate provides—as a first line of defense against these forces. And best of all, you can use these coatings in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Food processing
  • Medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Consumer goods

Balancing Cost and Environmental Concerns

Engineered coatings fortify the surface of metals and other substrates—turning your inexpensive metal parts into super hard, dry lubricated and chemical resistant components that last longer and are more cost-effective than components made of expensive, rare metals. For companies with environmental sustainability targets, it makes sense to use coatings to enhance common metals rather than using costly base metals that are difficult to mine and process.

In addition, the newly engineered surfaces meet or exceed the performance characteristics provided by the base metals—reducing your need to use expensive, scarce or environmentally hazardous metals like chromium, cobalt, cadmium and manganese. Coatings even comply with strict global health and environmental regulations like FDA and USDA codes.

To learn more about the role of engineered coatings in MRO, download our latest white paper.

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