Fluid erosion is a common problem for both aero and industrial gas turbines. During operation, aero engines are exposed to rain, water spray during landing and take-off, and compressor washes. Water fogging systems to reduce inlet air temperature, exposure to oil mist during operation, and compressor washes are typical sources of fluid erosion for industrial applications.
Our BlackGold® coating offers effective protection against fluid erosion. As seen from the leading edge images to the right, the BlackGold® coating shows no sign of distress after 9 times more exposure to fluid droplets than the uncoated specimen.