Cavitation Damage Prevention
Cavitation is a pump’s worst enemy. It can be difficult to keep pumps running tight to their operating curve and when they deviate, cavitation occurs. Cavitation leaves pitting on pump housings and impellers and sometimes irreversible damage. Thermal spray can provide a protective coating against pitting as well as repair moderate damage to pump components. The key to protecting against cavitation damage is coating ductility. A ductile coating can withstand impact without cracking. HTS Coatings can apply wear, corrosion and ductile coatings to almost any pump component and protect it against cavitation damage.